Kennay Farms Distilling holds grand opening in Rochelle

ROCHELLE (WREX) — The largest craft distillery in the state of Illinois is now open and it’s located in the Stateline.

Kennay Farms Distilling held its grant opening Thursday. The distillery held a ribbon cutting ceremony and a public reception. The distillery will offer tours on Friday and Saturday to celebrate the grand opening.

The Kennay family turned the former iconic Hub Theater into a modernized distillery over the past thee years. In October 2018, the family broke ground on another expansion of it’s distillery, called the Rick House which will be used to store it’s homemade product.

The Rick House is located just steps away from the former hub theater and will be able to house up to 5,000 barrels of homemade whiskey and bourbon. The close proximity will allow the distilled alcohol to travel through tubes to make it’s way over to the new 16,000 square foot building to be bottled and barreled.

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