Taking advantage of newly legislated Illinois Craft Distillery laws, Copper Fiddle Distillery owners Jose Hernandez (an architect by trade) and Fred Robinson (a PGA Golf Pro), set out in the summer of 2012 to create their own unique, high-quality spirits. Starting from scratch with a 13-gallon stainless steel still, each batch seemed to get better than the prior one. After many attempts, Jose created a bourbon whiskey and two gin recipes that had their friends and family singing his praises. The rest, they say, is history.
The name Copper Fiddle: Copper Fiddle Distillery now uses a handmade copper pot to distil all their spirits. “Fiddle” was from a family heirloom violin made in Chicago in 1906. As the violin improved with each passing year, so will the taste and smoothness of our bourbon whiskey.
The disillery sources their grains from the Midwest and uses equipment made in the U.S.A. All of thier spirits are handmade; grain to bottle, at the distillery in Lake Zurich, IL.