Every project starts with a dream. For Zach & Sam Hetrick, Township 23 Distillery was that dream.

After decades of organic dairy farming, Village Edge Farms sold its cattle in 2014 and decided to focus solely on crop farming.

Founder and Master Distiller, Zach Hetrick had a new vision for the future of his family’s farm. In 2022, Township 23 Distillery was established where they would carry on the Hetrick family legacy by using a portion of the crops for spirits.

Walters Buildings was honored to partner with Zach & Sam to bring its vision to life. The black & white gambrel barn pays homage to the family farm heritage while serving as a stunning venue with the backdrop of the Mississippi River bluffs.

The final project measures 42′ x 74′ with the front half featuring a bar with indoor seating and bathrooms and the back half as the production area for the distillery.

There is a gabled entrance in the front to welcome guests from the parking lot and a patio out the back to enjoy the picturesque settings. FBN

Project Details

Building Manufacturer: Walters Buildings
Location: Nelson, Wisconsin, on the Mississippi River
Size: 42′ x 74′
Doors: Plyco Doors Series 20 3068 Bronze 9-Lite Swing
Fasteners: Maze Nails & ST Fastening Systems
Posts: Walters Buildings
Trusses: 42’ Double Gambrel with Eagle Truss Plates
Wall Panels: Walters Buildings
Primary Supplier: G90 28 gauge JWS Panels
Cupolas: MWI Components 36” w/ Eagle Weather Vane

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