Thompsonville’s Iron Fish Distillery Announces Plans to Expand

It was a big day for a Benzie County distillery as they expand into a bright future, in more ways than one.

Iron Fish Distillery in Thompsonville announced a half-million dollar expansion that includes a 4,500 square foot rickhouse.

They say the construction will increase production capabilities and expand its deliveries across the Midwest.

The distillery will also be able to more than double its staff, from about a dozen to more than 40 employees.

“The initial idea here was a small tasting room, a little distillery and it’s become a lot more than that. It’s become a working farm. It’s become a cocktail lounge,” said David Wallace. “What’s not to like?”

The distillery hopes to have construction wrapped up by June.