Finn’s Gin is one of the products carefully made on the very popular stretch of Milwaukee Avenue, in North Western Chicago’s achingly hip Logan Square area by Chicago Distilling Company. With its tall bottle, fervent supporters recommending it and cheeky halo on the logo – we were intrigued to take a closer look.
Chicago Distilling Company was founded in 2010 and is family owned and operated by the DiPrizio family (Jay and Noelle are married, and they are joined in this adventure by Jay’s brother Vic). While a relatively recent addition to the craft distilling scene, the story really begins in the Wisconsin North Woods, nearly a century ago. Noelle’s family has a long history of moonshining (but not if the Feds ask… then it’s just talk). Growing up in the Chicago suburb of Buffalo Grove, she had no idea of her family’s past. It was only once her husband Jay, discovered it spending time with her family, did the idea start to take seed.