This factory is responsible for all of Fee Brothers' output, including bitters, syrups, mixers, and more.
There are several large holding tanks at the factory, with some holding 750 or even 1,500 gallons. The product is mixed in these before it's bottled.
On The Line
Every bottle is automatically filled to the right level thanks to a twelve-armed machine. Here, five ounce bitters bottles are filled with the old fashioned aromatic bitters.
After the bottles are filled, a dasher is put into place, and a cap screwed on.
Labeling is still done by hand at Fee Brothers. For bitters bottles, glue is applied to a paper wrapper, which is then folded around the bottle, before a sticker gets wrapped around the neck.
Fee Brothers barrel ages two varieties of bitters. The 2014 whiskey barrel-aged bitters are in Maker's Mark barrels, while this photo shows orange bitters aging in gin barrels that were used once by Ransom Distilling in Oregon.
Fee Brothers Museum
Joe and Ellen Fee's father Jack has created a Fee Brothers Museum onsite, showing off the company's rich and storied history.
Home Wine Making
During Prohibition, Fee Brothers sold home winemaking kits. (Loopholes in Prohibition legislation allowed families to produce 200 gallons of fermented fruit juice per year for home consumption.) Customers could either make their own wine, or invite Fee Brothers employees into their homes to get the fermentation started.