In 2006, Nick Quint told people that he wanted to come out of retirement at age 61 and build Madison’s first Distillery. People laughed at him, including the people at the bank. But despite people’s discouragement, Quint’s business savvy told him that the demand for micro distilleries might mirror the demand and growth microbreweries had experienced in the early 2000s. So, setting out to prove everyone wrong, Nick began teaching himself the ins and outs of distilling. In 2007, Quint started Madison’s first distillery (the 2nd in Wisconsin)-Yahara Bay Distillers.
In 10 short years, Yahara Bay has gone from producing 3 products to over 40. They distribute to 20 different states, have one of the largest import bottling businesses in the Midwest, and expanded into a new 20,000 square foot facility complete with an event space, tasting room, art gallery, and retail space.
6250 Nesbitt Road #200
Fitchburg, WI 53719