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Become a first-time dad on Father's Day & get free Central Standard bourbon!

Published June 15, 2020

It's Father's Day week and regardless of what he says, trust me, Dad wants bourbon. With that in mind, Central Standard Craft Distillery owners Evan Hughes and Pat McQuillan - themselves dads - are educating news dads about this by offering a little surprise this Father's Day.


Central Standard Distillery plans to turn its vodka into free disinfectant

Published March 16, 2020

As news has spread that craft distilleries around the country are making hand cleaners with the alcohol they've distilled, Central Standard Distillery in Milwaukee says it will convert some of its high-proof vodka into disinfectant spray that it will offer free to high-risk groups.


Central Standard debuts limited-edition "Name-Your-Own" bourbon

Published June 12, 2019

Sure, you could buy your dad another "Greatest Dad" coffee cup, a colorful necktie or an always fashionable trucker hat ... But why would you, when you can give him something better ... like a bottle of locally made bourbon with a customized name that you made up yourself?


Wisconsin-made North 40 Brandy to be exclusive at Miller Park

Published March 27, 2019

Tomorrow's opener at Miller Park marks the first ballgame of the season. It also marks the inaugural debut of Central Standard's brand new North 40 Wisconsin-style brandy as the official brandy served at the ballpark.


Do This: Get your tickets for "86'd: Battle of the Bartenders" on Feb. 25

Published Feb. 12, 2019

You've been "86'd." Cut. Eliminated. Sent home. They're words no one (ever) wants to hear. They're also key words which will come into play during Central Standard Craft Distillery's inaugural 86'd: Battle of the Bartenders competition taking place on Monday, Feb. 25.