Back in the spring of 2011, their youngest son, Karl, called a family meeting with his parents, Jim and Peggy, and their oldest son Zac. For the past decade, Karl has worked in the alcohol business and just loves the challenge and the work. He wanted to know what they thought about starting up a business distilling vodka. He figured between the four of them that they make it happen, especially since everyone has talents that would be needed. So they took a vote and Hendricks Family Distillery was born!
Jim, along with the help of friends and family members, laid the foundation. They were blessed with an extremely warm winter, which is very unusual for Wisconsin. In fact, they were putting the roof on the building on the day of Christmas Eve! Karl designed the plant, and whatever he wanted - stills, tanks, filters - Jim and Zac built it, and built it well. Peggy applied for all the permits. The final permit was approved on the last week of January 2013. The Hendricks Family is very proud to offer such a high quality product and to share it with others.