Located in the historic Hamm’s Brewery on Minnehaha Avenue in St. Paul, 11 Wells Spirits is a part of the revitalization of the Payne Avenue Corridor.
Both Bob McManus and Lee Egbert had separate dreams of opening a distillery. It wasn’t until a common friend connected them that they decided to join forces. They each bring skills from previous lives to the distillery. McManus, with his background in business analysis and biology, works to keep the distillery running and Egbert brings a creative eye to the design and marketing of their products. Egbert is also an avid mixologist who has created his own line of cocktail bitters, tinctures, salts and other cocktail curatives, which you may have seen around town—Dashfire Bitters.