Far North Spirits Seed Vault Series Roknar Rye Whiskey



 The Seed Vault Series is Far North’s collection of estate-grown rye varietals, evolving from the distillery’s three-year rye study. This provenance-driven, single estate rye whiskey is grown, harvested, and distilled entirely in Northern Minnesota by fourth-generation farmer and head distiller Michael Swanson.

All varieties were milled, fermented, and distilled using precisely the same methods, and all whiskies were aged in 15-gallon new, charred oak barrels from The Barrel Mill in Avon, MN.

Roknar 100% Seed Vault is aged just under two years.


  • Bono – This hybrid variety of rye was developed by KWS SAAT SE & Co, a European independent seed company and released in 2016. Whiskey offers anise on the nose, with notes of apricot and butterscotch. Balanced palate of vanilla and caramel with a smooth, long finish.
  • Cossani – A German hybrid seed variety that yielded big in the field. The whiskey offers a rich toffee and dark caramel flavor profile, with a fat, lingering finish. 
  • Foresetti – A german hybrid that was also a big yielder in the field. 
  • Musketeer – Agriculture Canada released this open-pollinated variety in 1981. Delicate grassy and vegetal notes of chamomile and celery root. Mild and earthy palate with a clean, light finish.
  • Progas – KWS SAAT SE & Co, a European independent seed company and released in 2016. Hybrid seed that was technically developed as a forage variety. Slight minerality on the nose. Buttery and spicy on the palate, with caramel and cherry notes. Long finish. 
  • Triticale – A wheat-rye hybrid whose flavor is reflective of wheat whiskies.  


Country USA
Region Minnesota
Product Subcategory Whiskey
Mashbill Type Rye
Container Bottle
Container Size 375ml