Photo by Clayton Hauck for Letherbee

Photo by Clayton Hauck for Letherbee


Located in Chicago, Illinois.


Brenton Engel, Robby Haynes, Nathan Ozug, Ian Van Veen

Letherbee Distillers

Chicago, Illinois 


Letherbee Distillers came together through a twist of fate, punk shows, and late­night drinking at local dives. Founder, Brenton (Brent) Engel began by cooking moonshine in his basement, which acquired a cult following. Through tending bar, Brent met the experienced folks who would become his partners in Letherbees. Their mission is quality, honesty, and good value. Considering himself "anti-craft," Brent views distilling as a combination of art, engineering, design, and science.