Sketchworks Architecture LLC
A five-story wood-framed Rickhouse to age 7,800 53-gallon barrels of spirits was built simultaneously as an expansion went onto the nearby Distillery. The building, which is not heated or cooled, is the first of its kind for aging spirits in Wisconsin. The aging process of the finest quality distilled spirits relies on natural ventilation provided through windows. In keeping the rickhouse true to its name like those in the south, southern pine, cedar, and white oak were milled and brought up from Kentucky for the frame and racking.
See what sets it apart
This is the first wood-rack-supported building to be used to store distilled spirits for aging in the state of Wisconsin. In keeping the rickhouse true to its name like those in the south, southern pine, cedar, and white oak were milled and brought up from Kentucky for the frame and racking.
technical classifications and features
Class 1 Div 2 rating
Class 1 Div 2 fire alarm system
VESDA system (Air Aspiration Detection Early Warning System)
Lighting protection system
“Bringing their expertise to the table we were able to effectively deal with the very few issues that arose during construction and come in on time and under budget on multiple projects in multiple locations. Integrity starts from the top down and does not lapse on any level in this organization.”Nick Maas
VP of Distilling and Innovation, Dancing Goat Distillery