CHICAGO (CBS) — For Jenny Solberg’s family, it’s all about brandy; specifically apple brandy.
“Everyone else is focusing on whiskeys, vodkas, gins; and so we’re really sticking with our roots with what we know how to make best,” Solberg said.
Rhine Hall Distillery in Chicago’s West Town industrial corridor is named after her father’s hometown ice rink in Austria, a place where the family recipe was born.
“It was really over there where he fell in love with the whole art of distilling. Starting with the whole fresh fruit and then ending up with as much of the essence that you’re starting with in the end product,” she said.
For the Solbergs, a family hobby has now become a family business.
“We all got into German and Austrian culture and tradition. We love everything about it. We picked it up as a family hobby,” she said.