Old Sugar Distillery was founded in 2010 by University of Wisconsin graduate Nathan Greenawalt on a shoestring budget and a leap of faith. His first challenge was getting the still. Nathan knew exactly what he wanted and found someone to fabricate it for him, Colonel Wilson of Alma, Arkansas. The problem lay in retrieving the large, heavy still from Wilson’s place at the end of a long, rutted and potholed driveway deep in the Ozark mountains. But, Nathan persevered and with the use of winches, ropes, hard work and a borrowed truck and trailer both he and the still finally made it safely to Madison.
Family-friendly dining, late-night full menu, serene patio, vegetarian and vegan options, wine bar, nightly lunch and dinner specials, weekend Bloody Mary bar, 125+ varieties of beer, local and specialty beers, rotating taps, specialty and classic cocktails, pool table, handicap accessible, dart boards, pull tabs, XBOX, friendly staff, good times for everybody!