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The Intersection of
Craft & Science

Where Fresh Flavor is Distilled & Bottled.

Experience fresh vacuum-distilled flavors at Skeptic Distillery.  We combine the science of low pressure, cold distillation with a culinary approach to ingredients, producing clean, vibrant spirits that taste fresh and unique.

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OUR STORY

Distilling Fresh Flavor

Our craft distillery is dedicated to providing unique flavor experiences that evoke emotions and memories through our special cold-distillation methods. Our mission is to supply the highest quality spirit products for all consumers, connecting them in unexpected ways. Click the button below and join us on our journey of crafting spirits with intense flavors!

Fresh Flavor

Distilled & Bottled

CURIOUS SPIRITS

Our spirits are distilled with precision and care, resulting in the highest possible quality. Our process ensures that the flavor of each unique product is protected while creating a smooth taste you’ll never forget.
 
Experience the unique character of our cold-distilled premium spirits – meticulous distillation processes create unparalleled flavors that cannot be replicated anywhere else! From midwestern corn sweetness to complex aromas preserved at near-zero pressure, we combine precision with passion so every sip exceeds expectations.

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Skeptic Vodka

SIP Awards
Double Gold

Vodka of the Year

Our vodka has won more awards than we can recall. 
Naturally gluten free with no additives, it still retains a natural sweetness of the Midwestern corn from which it is made because of the cold distillation process. 
One of the smoothest and cleanest tasting corn vodkas you will ever try.

Skeptic Gin

Top 100 Spirits in the World

(Wine Enthusiast)

Gin of The Year/Best in Show

Skeptic Gin is a blend of fresh ingredients infused in our corn spirit base for over a week, including fresh mango, pear, gooseberries, orange and grapefruit zest, juniper berries, coriander, green cardamom and hibiscus flower.  Cold distillation brings the brightness of all these ingredients into the final contemporary gin we call
Skeptic Gin No. 1.

GinQuila
Reposado

SIP Awards
Double Gold

GinQuila is inspired by the vibrant flavors of Latin America and the cantarito cocktail.  Fresh grapefruit, orange, lemon and lime zests, papaya, chipotle and arbol peppers, thyme, cinnamon and a bit of juniper are all infused for a week in our corn spirit base, redistilled at cold temperatures, then rested in former tequila barrels for several months.

GinQuila
Anejo Single
Barrel Release

SIP Awards
Double Gold

GinQuila Anejo is aged for between 1-3 years in the same barrels as GinQuila Reposado, then single barrels are hand selected for bottling at 92.6 proof. This expression showcases more of the oaky tequila, creamy vanilla and spice notes from the barrels with a complex array of tropical flavors and aromas.

TAMARICO

Spicy Tamarind
Candy Liqueur

Sweet and spicy, crafted from the flavors of Mexico's favorite candy treats: tamarind, chilis and chamoy. 
Why drink cinnamon whisky when you can have something that tastes great with nearly half the sugar?

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • In Store Tasting @ Whole Foods
    In Store Tasting @ Whole Foods
    Fri, Aug 05
    Whole Foods
    Aug 05, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Whole Foods, 215 S Il Rte 83, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    Aug 05, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Whole Foods, 215 S Il Rte 83, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    Skeptic Distillery is holding an in-store tasting from 5-7pm.
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  • Jazz Night at the InterContinental Hotel
    Jazz Night at the InterContinental Hotel
    Fri, Jul 08
    InterContinental Hotel Magnificent Mile
    Jul 08, 2022, 5:00 PM CDT – Sep 16, 2022, 7:00 PM CDT
    InterContinental Hotel Magnificent Mile, 505 N. Michigan Ave Chicago, Illinois 60611
    Jul 08, 2022, 5:00 PM CDT – Sep 16, 2022, 7:00 PM CDT
    InterContinental Hotel Magnificent Mile, 505 N. Michigan Ave Chicago, Illinois 60611
    Join us every Thursday for live jazz in our beautiful hotel lobby. Travel back in time to the 1920s as you sip your favorite beverage from our bathtub gin bar and sway to live jazz from our guest musical host.
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  • Skeptic Distillery Minnesota Visit
    Skeptic Distillery Minnesota Visit
    Tue, May 03
    Libation Project Firehouse Office
    May 03, 2022, 1:00 PM – May 04, 2022, 8:00 PM
    Libation Project Firehouse Office, 926 Hampden Ave W, St. Paul 55114
    May 03, 2022, 1:00 PM – May 04, 2022, 8:00 PM
    Libation Project Firehouse Office, 926 Hampden Ave W, St. Paul 55114
    Founder of Skeptic Distillery, Karl Loepke, will be visiting Minneapolis/St. Paul with our distributor, Libation Project, to participate in an industry tasting event on Tuesday and May the 4th event on Wednesday.
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CONTACT US

2525 W Le Moyne St.
Melrose Park, IL 60160

(708) 223-8286

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Bottles of Skeptic Distillery GinQuila Reposado, Gin and Vodka with focus on GinQuila in front
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