OUR 90 YEARS HISTORY
Feds Raid Farm
ContentDue to an error identifying the correct address, a neighboring farm was raided by Federal agents looking for illegal whiskey in May 1933. Barrels made at the Sextro farm are said to be buried in nearby fields in Carroll County. Their whereabouts are still a mystery today. The Sextro family was never caught.
The Legend Resurrected
Iowa Legendary Rye begins production using Grandma Sextro’s Prohibition-era recipe and distilling process. Rye is made in 26-gallon stills and aged in 15-gallon barrels. When Grandma Sextro was asked why she did it this way she responds, “Have you ever tried running from the law with a 40-gallon barrel?!”