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Take a minute to read some of the exciting stories that feature or include Whiskey Acres:

Whiskey Acres is one of Whiskey Advocate's Top 6 Visionaries in Craft Distilling

Chicago Tribune Features Whiskey Acres in Food and Drink Section

Illinois Made, Illinois Proud: Whiskey Acres featured on WAND-TV

Bottoms up: Farmers look to whiskey to grow their operation

Midwest Living Story on Bottling Parties at Whiskey Acres

WSJ Features Whiskey Acres and Walter Farms

Whiskey Acres Looks to Expand Visitor's Center (WNIJ)

Why Farmers are Distilling Spirits from their own Harvest (Wine Enthusiast Magazine)

Nick Joins Patty V on WGN Radio to Talk Whiskey

First National Bank of IL Business Highlight Featuring Whiskey Acres

Whiskey Acres Featured on IL Made Shoreline Sightseeing Cruise (CBS Chicago)

Whiskey Acres helps Farmers Hedge Against Commodity Prices (Rock River Times)

John Carlson Discovers he has a Distiller in His Family (Muncie Journal)

Whiskey Acres Expansion Gets Positive Response at Public Hearing

Whiskey Acres Proposes New Visitor's Center (Dekalb Chronicle)

Nick Nagele is Featured in Sports and Spirits Podcast  (interview begins at 15:30)

Turning Corn into Whiskey Helps Farmers Deal with Commodity Price Volatility

Clip from This Week in Agribusiness Featuring Jamie Discussing his Journey to Whiskey Acres (interview begins at :54)

Whiskey Wash’s Whiskey Acre’s Feature Story

Liquor.com’s Best Distilleries in Chicago

Chicago Reader’s Whiskey Acre’s Feature

Top Producer Cover Story Featuring Whiskey Acres

BizCast HQ Spotlights Whiskey Acres

IL Tourism Guide Features Whiskey Acres (Page 20)

Prairie Farmer’s Whiskey Acres Series

Whiskey Wash Rye Review: 5/5 stars“ ..this whiskey has turned my previously-held assumptions on their head. And I’m amazed at how full the flavor is, without any particular element coming across as heavy-handed, considering the young age of this batch. With a fantastic palate and nose, and an affordable price, I highly recommend checking this one out. If this is the future of farm-to-still whiskey, count me in.

Axis of Whiskey Rye Review:  "…This is the best rye I've had in 2016, it's one I'll stock with regularity, and it's a damn knockout.”

Whiskey Wash Bourbon Review: 89/100. "…this is a very corn-forward bourbon, which I find to be a nice change of pace—and it fits the distillery’s logo, besides. The juxtaposition of bright, crisp vegetal notes with sticky-sweet baking spice and brown sugar is a surprisingly effective one. At $45 a bottle, it’s relatively affordable for a truly farm-to-glass expression, and definitely leaves a unique impression."

Axis of Whiskey Bourbon Review: "…The nose contains some buttered popcorn, along with a hint of fennel and a dollop of honey. The palate is just a lot of fun. There's more corn, but it's deepened into something like fresh-baked cornbread. That lays a foundation for layers of brown sugar, citrus, cinnamon, and a whisper of allspice. And the finish is an absolute delight. It lingers and brings a bit of carrot cake along for the ride. This is a truly fun and complex whisky…”

Whiskey Wash’s Top Gift Worthy Bourbon’s Under $50:  The only craft product on the list. "If you’re looking for something from a craft distillery, this wheated bourbon from a farm-to-glass distillery in Illinois is an interesting expression. It’s quite corn-forward, crisp, bright, and almost vegetal compared with the classic bourbon profile. For bourbon drinkers who’ve tried everything, this one makes a unique gift…"