“It’s just not what we wanted,” Faris said. “And I think vodka is much simpler and much more versatile than corn whiskey, whatever flavor you add to it.”
JK Williams bourbon and wheat whiskey retail for $ 49.99; rye should be around $ 67.99. The factory has made the gin, although it hasn’t gone on sale yet, and is still working on a tasting room and cocktail bar in the Peoria warehouse area.
“We have leftover barrels of wheat whiskey,” Faris said. “Our plan is to introduce a secondary finish for them at some point in December. Two and a half barrels will go into a keg of Caribbean rum, and there is also port for another two and a half. This will be a fairly limited release. If we have 500-600 bottles, we will allocate a small amount here too. “
Another new whiskey issue in Wisconsin is a little more difficult to find due to the small allocation and state liquor laws.
Good Deeds Spirits (“a passionate collective of distillers and friends”) recently announced their first launch of a malt whiskey blended with nine artisan distillers. One of these was the State Line distillery, owned by John Mleziva on the east side of Madison. The rest were FEW Spirits, Santa Fe Spirits, Bently Heritage Distillery, Thornton Distillery, Sonoma Whiskey, Balcones Distilling, Rogue Spirits, Headframe Spirits, and Triple Eight Distillery.