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The J.K. Way

J.K. Williams was a man ahead of his time.

In a world of bathtub gin and other stomach-churning, throat-burning spirits, he stubbornly refused to sacrifice quality when crafting his bootleg whiskey. In reviving the family recipe four generations later, J.K. Williams continues the family tradition of choosing quality and taste over mass production.

Fortunately for us, we don’t have to take the same hard route our great-great-grandpa forged while avoiding law enforcement and outlaws to support his family during Prohibition. Today, we’re able to focus all our attention on making exceptional whiskey and bourbon. Buying local grain from area farmers and taking cuts for the “heads,” “hearts” and “tails” are key steps in the making of truly great craft whiskey. We think the passion for quality that fuels our operation is equally essential.

Just as you were converted to craft beers after sipping that first microbrew, you’re sure to be won over by the quality of craft whiskey. You’ll never go back to gulping run-of-the-mill hangover whiskey made in giant batches after experiencing the smooth, warm flavor of our whiskey and bourbon made in small batches in pot stills.

At J.K. Williams, our passion is your pleasure.

Our Distilling Process:

Step 1:

Mill Grain

Break down the whole grains (corn, wheat, rye, barley) into a flour-like consistency.

Step 2:

Cook Mash

Cook water and grain to break down the starches of the grain.

Step 3:

Ferment Mash

The yeast eats the sugars / starches from the grain and converts them to alcohol.

Step 4:

Distill in Pot Still

Extract the alcohol from the water in the mash.

Step 5:

Barrel Age

Allow the alcohol time to absorb flavor and color from the barrel.

Step 6:

Blend, Flavor, Bottle

Step 7: