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Stone Fence Apple Cider Whiskey

This fall seasonal draws off a bit of history. Legend has it that Buffalo Bill Cody’s cocktail of choice was the “Stone Fence” which is apple cider and rye whiskey. Our Cody Road Rye Whiskey comes out of the barrel at around 100 proof. We usually add water to it to take it down to bottling proof. Instead, we add fresh apple cider from Gravert’s Apple Orchard in Sabula, Iowa for a one of a kind flavor.

We first bottled this in December of 2013 and again in Fall of 2014.  After a hiatus, it returned in October of 2018.  Our Seasonal Spirits limited release allow us to bring one-of-a-kind expressions to the market and partner with other local companies in the process.  Uniquely local and uniquely flavorful.

Stone Fence Apple Cider Whiskey 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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