GRAB A SEAT AT THE TABLE! JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Meet #Foodiechats sponsor partner, Illinois Farm Families. They want to meet you at the table to give you a look at who they are, what they do and how the Farm Families grow food for all of us. They invite groups of Chicagoland moms and experts in the food, health and nutrition fields to visit our farms. The guests bring along their cameras, smartphones and tablets and then share with you what they see, hear and learn.
On Friday, August 11th, the #Foodiechats Team along with Illinois Farm Families invited a great group of foodies to visit Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. who is an Illinois Farm Families Farm located in Dekalb, IL. We journeyed from Chicago’s popular neighborhood, The West Loop, and headed to our #SeedToSpirit experience. Scroll through our Photo Album for a look at our experience! We’re also highlighting some great key moments of our trip.
We arrived in style to Whiskey Acres Distillery Co. and we were greeted by Vice President, Nick Nagele and the wonderful staff of W.A. who immediately put Whiskey into our hands! We raised our glasses, sipped our Farmcrafted Whiskey, and got acquainted with the Distillery.
Us city folks had some fun with our cameras on the fancy John Deere’s parked in front upon our arrival!
GREAT WHISKEY ISN’T MADE. IT’S GROWN! FARMCRAFTED FROM #SEEDTOSPIRIT
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.
Distilling year-round and open to the public from March-November, we are an Estate Distillery like none other in the United States. In Chicago’s own backyard. BUY ONLINE
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE…WE’LL LET THE PHOTOS SHARE THE EXPERIENCE
Show us your Barrels – Video by Traveling Murphy