Copper Fiddle Distillery, Lake Zurich

#46 of 54 in Breweries & Distilleries in Illinois
Distillery · Hidden Gem · Food & Drink
Taking advantage of newly legislated Illinois Craft Distillery laws, Jose Hernandez, an architect, and Fred Robinson, a PGA Golf Professional, set out in the summer of 2012 to create their own unique, high-quality spirits. Starting from scratch, using 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 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.

We look forward to having you visit and support our small, locally owned business in Lake Zurich, Illinois. We are your local craft distiller that sources grains from the Midwest and uses equipment made in the U.S.A. All of our spirits are handmade; grain to bottle, at our facility in Lake Zurich, IL.
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  • The front part of this bar is very small. I think we expected a larger area but in the back where it looks like it is the distillery part, there are tables and chairs. When the band started that...  more »
  • A small place with homemade spirits. No wine or beer, only whiskey produced on site. Live music frequently. It's not fancy, nothing extraordinary in terms of decor - but - it's got a magnetic...  more »
  • Great evening in a warm and friendly bar. Fred and team took great care of us. Looking forward to coming back soon.
  • My favorite bourbon. I am not a *real* whiskey drinker, nor bourbon. But this place is my go to for their bourbon. It has a sweetness to it that is good for my palate. They have great cocktails and will make anything you want if they have the ingredients to do so. No food but no issues ordering for delivery or pick up and bringing in. Music on friday and saturday evenings so it has a great vibe and enjoyable crowd.
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