A local craft distiller is rolling out barrels of a new whiskey variety.
JK Williams Distilling in East Peoria announced Thursday their first batch of straight bourbon whiskey will hit shelves in mid-April.
Bourbon can only be called “straight bourbon whiskey” if the liquor is aged in a new, charred white-oak barrel for at least two years.
The company JK Williams is just a few months older than that; it opened in October 2013.
Distiller and owner Jesse Williams says the bourbon is just one of many new varieties to come.