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J.K. Williams Distilling

526 High Point Ln, East Peoria, IL 61611-9327
+1 309-839-0591
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Nice nice people

Although one source indicated they were open on Fridays, they are not. This needs to be a Saturday... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing place tucked into East Peori

Very nice place just off I-74 High Way near Pinecrest exit. Folks are friendly and have some taste... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Peoria, Illinois
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J.K. Williams is a family distillery producing high-quality craft whiskey in the tradition of our bootlegging, fine whiskey-making great-great-grandpa, J.K. Although we produce our whiskey in a clean, well-equipped distillery in East Peoria, Illinois, we hope to live up to J.K.'s reputation for making incredibly smooth, great-tasting whiskey in small batches.
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526 High Point Ln, East Peoria, IL 61611-9327
+1 309-839-0591
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although one source indicated they were open on Fridays, they are not. This needs to be a Saturday or Sunday stop. Counter personnel are very welcoming and knowledgeable about their products. I was disappointed their peach flavor was not ready but did find some things...More

Thank pamelacQ8394KB
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Very nice place just off I-74 High Way near Pinecrest exit. Folks are friendly and have some taste testing of the actual products on hand.

Thank pushed
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Loved the tour, especially the fact that it is family owned. They really take pride in their business. Great history displayed with pictures on the wall. After the tour you get to sample all of their products, which was awesome. Will definitely go again!

Thank mamma_lawson
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The JK Williams family has done a great job not only creating a great product (their bourbon and rye whiskeys are fantastic) but also creating a very interesting and entertaining distillery experience. They give you unique insight into what it takes to distill a fine...More

Thank JoeV314159
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Small family owned business with local flare. Stopped in for some unique Christmas present ideas. This small shop has baskets made up for the holidays including chocolates hot sauces and coffee. I stayed for the tour and some samples too. Definitely a place to stop...More

Thank Collin S
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have a come to JK for the tour a couple of times. I really like the tastings and really like the whisky they have available. I think they should do a $2 recipe book, but the drinks are good and is...More

Thank tonyj12342016
Reviewed 30 November 2016

My wife and I decided to have a rainy day excursion from our home in Washington. J.K. was our choice and we are glad we did. We are not necessarily whisky drinkers but you would not need to be to enjoy this place. The story...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to the distillery after winning a bottle of the local brew..We was welcomed with a smile and a sense of walking into history. A great history wall welcomes you, telling you the family history and strong Peoria connection.For local history...More

1  Thank Trevor R
Reviewed 9 November 2016

My wife and I stopped at this small distillery and received a great history lesson on how Peoria was once the Whiskey capital of the world. Did the tour which was very interesting for an Illinois distillery and sampled some great whiskey!

2  Thank handyrandy6201
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Attended a tasting and did not know what to expect. Was pleasantly surprised! Got the nickel tour of the distillery (not very big) and very interesting history of the family and the business. All followed by a unique tasting experience! Really neat mixed drinks and...More

1  Thank Ruths4
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