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Silver Creek Chestnut Liqueur


We rang in the new year of 2017 with a bit of an experiment! Silver Creek Chestnut Liqueur is made with locally grown chestnuts from just west of Le Claire. We soaked those local chestnuts in our River Pilot Vodka for a couple months, added sugar and boom! We have a deliciously unique liqueur. Only problem?  We only had about 100 bottles.  So we didn’t have enough to distribute this to stores, etc. We released this is a very special bottling only at the distillery. So if you find a bottle, it’s a collector’s item!

Silver Creek Chestnut Liqueur bottle

Our difference is our grain to glass approach

We’re surrounded by some of the finest grain fields in the world. It only makes sense to make the finest spirits from that grain as well. We purchase farm fresh grain, directly from the farmers who grow it. 100% of our grains come from within 25 miles of our distillery.

Take our tour and you can see the entire process of spirit making from beginning to end. We’re one of a handful of distillers in the U.S. who take the “grain to glass” small batch distillation approach.  What “grain to glass” means is that we handle every step of the process ourselves, taking our fresh grain and make it into your favorite liquors.

We sort and clean the grain and then mill it into a flour-like consistency. We cook the grain to make our mash and then add yeast to let it ferment. We distill the fermented mash and then filter it and blend it to proof. From there, it either goes into a barrel or a bottle. We bottle our spirits by hand.

The important thing is that it is all done under our watchful eye, under one roof. We don’t outsource anything. It’s not always efficient but we pride ourselves on inefficiencies that result in a premium product. We know you’ll grow to appreciate our “grain to glass” approach once our spirits go from that glass onto your taste-buds!

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