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A server pours a glass of Emil Stimple — a bourbon distilled by Frankfort Spirits — Sunday, Oct. 5, during the grand opening of the new distillery, located at CD & ME in Frankfort. Photos by Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media
Bill White (left), of Frankfort, shares a toast with Orland Park resident Bob George Sunday, Oct. 5, during the grand opening of Frankfort Spirits, a new distillery that operates at CD & ME in Frankfort.
Deanna Belos (left), of Homer Glen, chats with Chicago resident Eric Mott during the grand opening of Frankfort Spirits.
Jennifer Nunez, Staff Writer
4:22 pm CDT October 16, 2014

Frankfort Spirits has essentially been in the works for more than 18 years.
That’s when Phil Casey and his brother Dan started to brew their own beer. Years later, they are still passionate about the brewing process. But in 2010, the Casey brothers wanted to do something a little different, as microbrews had become mainstream.
“After a trip to Kentucky and visits to several distilleries, we knew the direction we wanted to take — build on our brewing experience and produce small-batch premium craft spirits,” Phil Casey said.