Our mission began with a simple idea: make great liquor.

Fulfilling this mission are a collection of creative talents and entrepreneurs of all sorts who bring their passions and hard-working northwoods work ethic to every bottle of Great Northern spirits. We believe not only in using the finest ingredients in our spirits, but in leaving a bit of our heart in each bottle. Look at the side of your Great Northern bottle and see.

The members of our team include:

Brian Cummins, a chemical engineer by trade, took a leap of faith by leaving his career at a local paper mill to become both our head distiller and president. He forged together a team of investors who shared both his vision and passion for developing unique and distinctive spirits using local products and local talents.

Assisting Brian in the day to day operations is Tim Demeter, a comic book artist turned marketing professional who oversees sales and marketing. Retired music teacher Dale Emrick and one-time audio engineer and craft enthusiast, Tyler Monahan have joined Brian on the distillation team.

Our mixology bar is managed by Steve Woodward along with our principal bartender and brand ambassador, Zach Strenger. Together they are crafting cocktails using old school techniques and adding weekly to our catalog of over 100 unique cocktail recipes.

We would love to share our vision, our spirits and our adventure with you. Please partake in our journey by visiting Great Northern Distilling and meeting the talented people who are making our dream a reality. While you are there feel free to take an educational tour, and of course sample our products!