This is a very auspicious article. First, if you see her, wish The Editor a wonderful birthday and second, this is the first official tasting and review I’ve done of a distillery.
Right off the bat Fire Station No. 1, which was literally an old Peoria fire station, grabs you with its brick facade and reclaimed/ rustic indoor decor.
Starting of with the Forcible Entry Vodka was an easier beginning than I thought it’d be. I’m not typically a big fan of straight vodka, but this one was smooooove. One of the smoothest I’ve ever tried.
I hate gin. I tried theirs. I still hate gin.
“Whiskey drinkers turn into gin drinkers in the summertime”… I’d rather sweat.
I enjoy whiskey, I really enjoy the smooth textures of Canadian whiskey, and I really, really enjoyed Fire Station No. 1 whiskey. This one had every element of grain and malts and remained balanced with just the right amount of slow burn. I’d love a stout aged in these barrels. So good!
Finishing off with a Virgin Island’s style white rum, Crooked Ladder Rum burned a little more than I’d like- particularly after a whiskey. Not bad, but not at all what I’m used to or what I expected.
We really loved this place, the friendly staff, and the delicious spirits, but the prices left me with a little bit of a sour taste in my mouth. A $9 mixed drink and a $20 tasting is a bit much given the area. All in all I give Lucidi Distilling Company an 8.6 out of 10.