corn • wheat • rye
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Corn Makes Whiskey, So Naturally …
Three years ago, we expanded Walter Farms and built a distillery on a patch of our prime farmland in DeKalb. Our new business is called Whiskey Acres, and it’s a true seed-to-spirit distillery. If you visit our farm, you can see the different types of field corn we grow to make our whiskey. In the interest of full disclosure, watching corn grow is exactly as exciting as it sounds. But, you can also watch us mill (crush) the corn, cook the corn to make mash, ferment it, distill it, fill the barrels, bottle it – and enjoy the end result. All these steps make for far more interesting viewing, smelling and tasting.
About my familyMy dad and I farm together in DeKalb, IL. We partner with Nick Nagele to distill our grain into bourbon, vodka and rye whiskey at our newest business venture, Whiskey Acres.
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