Spirits Tour

Made in Wisconsin: State Line Distillery

May 23 - 6:00PM - 9:00PM
State Line Distillery, 1413 Northern Court, Madison, WI 53703
Cost: $25 - 45

This event is sold out.
Please contact Stephanie Wallace at stephanie.wallace@supportuw.org to be added to the wait list.

Enjoy tastings, a tour, and catered food at State Line Distillery, a small-batch distillery and cocktail lounge on Madison’s east side that takes pride in Wisconsin, sourcing its grains from local fields and its botanicals from local gardens.

Following the tour, hear a presentation by Dan Olszewski ’87, director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship in UW–Madison’s Wisconsin School of Business. Don’t miss this opportunity to try signature cocktails made with products created by a local business while hearing from a UW–Madison expert and connecting with fellow Badger alumni.

You must be 21 years of age or older to attend, and your ID will be checked upon arrival at the event. Please drink responsibly.


Recent grad (2008–17) $25
WAA member $35
Nonmember $45


6–6:30 p.m. Check-in
6:30–7:30 p.m. Welcome, tour, and dining: two groups will take turns touring and dining
6:30–8:30 p.m. Dinner stations remain open
8–9 p.m. Presentation by Dan Olszewski ’87
9 p.m. Program concludes

About the speaker

Prior to joining UW–Madison, Dan Olszewski ’87 was the CEO and chair of Parts Now!/Katun Corporation. During his time there, the organic growth of Parts Now! and the acquisition of Katun increased revenues from $26 million to more than $400 million. Before these roles, Olszewski was a consultant at McKinsey and Company, where he focused on strategy, supply chain, technology, and finance. He has also worked for IBM, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and Yasuda Fire and Marine Insurance in Tokyo. He currently serves on the boards of First Business Bank and the Henry Vilas Zoological Society. Olszewski earned his UW–Madison bachelor’s degree in economics and computer sciences, and he earned his master’s degree from the Harvard Business School.


Complimentary parking is available in the Willy Street Co-op’s Central Offices parking lot at 1457 East Washington Avenue. Please enter the lot via Main Street.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Wallace ’05 at stephanie.wallace@supportuw.org or 608-308-5528.

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