Fox River Distilling
Opened in October of 2014, FOX RIVER DISTILLING COMPANY, headquartered in Geneva, Illinois will be produces premium handcrafted artisan spirits using traditional distilling methods. Local grains are used (when available) in the small batch production of Vodka, Gin, Bourbon and several seasonal spirits. The actual working distillery is located near the Northern Illinois Food Bank in the Geneva Business Park, home to many commercial food companies and businesses.
Free tours are given to the general public on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons and at other scheduled times for private parties and events. Free samples are given out as permitted by Illinois law to persons twenty-one (21) and older who have had their ID’s checked.
Join us for “First Friday” – A monthly open house where the distillery and tasting room will be open to the public for extended hours. Local restaurants are invited on a rotating schedule to showcase their recipes and provide samples using Fox River Distilling Company spirits. Other local merchants are invited to display their products at selected times during the year.
In the early days of American history, and before modern transportation systems were created, people bought all of their goods and services locally. Before prohibition there were thousands of small distilleries across America that provided Whiskey, Gin, and other spirits like Brandy to local patrons eager for their product.
After prohibition ended on December 5th, 1933 there were only six operating distilleries left in America. New government regulations had all but shut down local distilling for good. In recent years though, the government has relaxed certain regulations and permitted local craft distilleries again.
This is the way you should be buying your distilled spirits, from someone you know rather than the mass produced from a foreign land. Want to see and hear more? Then come for a visit, learn about what we do, and how we do it, then taste for yourself how a craft distilled local product is better. When should we expect you?
Fox River Distilling Products
Herrington Premium Vodka
Geneva’s Preservation Gin
Rev. Mike’s Moonshine
Fox River Distilling Tours
Free Tours and Tasting Room Hours:
Tours are offered every hour on the hour, last tour 1 hour before close.
Friday 12 Noon – 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 12 Noon – 5 PM
Fox River Distilling Company will make its tasting room available for private parties and catered events. Private parties for 10 persons or more. There is no food production at the distillery.
Always call ahead for Tour, Tasting Hours, and Additional Information
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