New distillery opens in downtown Rochelle

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Illinois’ largest craft distillery opened Thursday in downtown Rochelle.

Kennay Farms Distillery is in the former hub theater and owners restored the historic 8,000 square foot building, turning it into an upscale business catering towards weddings and large group gatherings.

"We start on the farm, that ends up being milled at our farm in Ashton and brought here to this location where we actually put it through all of these big fermentation tanks behind us; and we have these great spirits," said owner Doris Kennay.

The distillery serves up 6 different craft beers, home-made vodka, a branded gin and they are currently working on releasing a whiskey and bourbon by 2022.