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Distillery & Brewery

The historic Hub theatre in downtown Rochelle is home to the largest craft distillery in Illinois: Kennay Farms Distilling.

Grain from the Kennay’s 5th generation family farm is grown, harvested, milled, transported, and distilled all by a member of the Kennay family.

Adam Kennay, head distiller, designed a twin still system capable of producing many types of clear and dark spirits.  Our house made vodka using corn from our farm and gin with hints of coriander, lemongrass, juniper, and orange peel is available now in our tasting room and to purchases by the bottle.  Bourbon and whiskey will age in the Rickhouse just west of the distillery for 3.5-5 years.

Don Klatt, head brewer, brings his decade of brewing experience to the production floor creating recipes for ales, lagers, and IPAs as well as premium and seasonal beers.

**DISTILLERY UPDATE** GIN is now available!  The first 100 bottles have been numbered and signed by our owner and distiller.  Get your limited edition bottle for just $45 at the distillery.

Take the Tour

Experience the journey from the farm to the distillery with a guided tour of the distillery, brewery, and Rickhouse. This VIP tour with our head distiller is available the first Saturday of each month at 4:30pm. $20 tour ticket includes a complimentary beverage to enjoy on the tour AND vodka tasting.

Welcome to the Family

416 Lincoln Hwy
Rochelle, IL 61068

Event Inquiries: info@kennayfarmsdistilling.com

(815) 762- 0307

General Inquiries:


(815) 901-1512

© Copyright 2019 Kennay Farms Distilling

Embracing innovation and sustainability while celebrating our passion for agriculture and family.

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