At Wildcat Willy's Distillery our founder and team value agricultural sustainability and providing a true farm to table experience.
From our food to our distillery, Wildcat Willy's Farm-to-Table approach helps us support local farms, farmers, and community.
Our team has worked hard to make the vision of Wildcat Willy's Distillery a reality; from harvesting to construction, we've worked together to build an idea from the ground-up.
From the building we're in to the ingredients we use, Wildcat Willy's Distillery is proud of where it comes from and what it provides.
So come grab a seat, get a plate, and see what we've made for you!
Our building is an architectural puzzle; when viewed from the west side, it's a factory and from the east side, it's a church.
Once inside, you’ll see several reflections of our building's history along with our new additions.
Around 1850, the building was originally built as “the old Williams Factory” - used to card wool from local sheep herds.
Then, in 1870 the CME Church of Winchester acquired the property and installed church windows, chandeliers, and other ornate fittings. It was their worship space for 56 years.
The building, consisting of a church and parsonage, was then sold to Ernest Jordan in 1926 and turned into Jordan Electric Company until the 1980's. During the building's time as Jordan Electric Company an addition was made creating the back room where our stills are now located.
Several decades ago, the property was purchased by the City and used for storage by Parks and Recreation.
By 2015 the building was in structural disrepair, no longer fit for use, and on the docket for demolition.
Wildcat Willy's to the rescue!
In 2019, we opened a Farm-To-Table Restaurant and Farm-To-Bottle Distillery, giving the old Williams factory a fifth life.