Whiskey Acres will be officially open to the public beginning this coming weekend of Friday, July 10th, 2015. Their summer hours will be: Fridays, 1:00 – 8:00 pm; Saturdays, 1:00 – 8:00 pm; and Sundays, 1:00 – 5:00 pm. What makes Whiskey Acres so special? Read the bit about that from their website:
From Seed to Spirit
What does it take to make the finest whiskey in the world? Start with the finest grains grown on the best soils the earth has to offer. Add water naturally filtered by the limestone aquifer found deep under those same soils.
Then complete the task by handcrafting a distilled spirit using the same hands of the 5th generation farmers who grew that grain. They know the land, their ingredients, and what it means to pay attention to detail. Blend together using equipment and know-how forged in the rolling hills of Kentucky. Add a little patience.
Now distilling and opening in the summer of 2015, an Estate Distillery like none other in the United States.
In Chicago’s (DEKALB’S) own backyard.
Tours and tasting are $10/per person, and include a souvenir shot glass. Tours will occur every hour on the hour, with the last tour at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 4:00 pm on Sunday. Cocktails will be available to purchase by the glass to enjoy in the tasting room or on the comfortable cocktail patio. Whiskey Acres will have branded logo wear, bottles of whiskey and their tasting room exclusive vodka available for purchase.
Whiskey Acres encourages people to bring a snack or a picnic basket if they would like to eat – as they don’t serve food (aside from our very popular corn nut snacks). Whiskey Acres is located at 11504 Keslinger Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115. Visit Whiskey Acres online to learn much more!