I had such a great time meeting Stand and Michele Von Stohe during my very first visit to Marquette! They are the sweetest couple and welcomed us in with a warm smile and such hospitality. Upon arriving to Smoky Valley Distillery they made sure to give us the grand tour and every turn we took and room we entered their passion and pride just gushed out of them.
We also had the opportunity to meet their son, Shane and he feel right in line. The Von Strohe Family is so special. They are hard workers, opening the very first distillery is Marquette with big ambition to become a destination for Kansas. And they have big hearts and love for their quaint town of Marquette.
Stan, Michele and Shane are all working very diligently to make the distillery unique and locally focused. They opened their doors three months ago with a sweet gift shop full of homemade goods. The tasting room is beautiful and welcoming enough to sit down enjoy a drink and some good conversation. And maybe the coolest part is the distillery is viewable as well. I can’t describe it enough – you need to go see it with your own eyes.
A sweet message from Stan and Michele is shared on their Facebook Page:
“A dream two years ago is about to become a realization. We have a great location in Marquette, Kansas. This charming town has a historic downtown that we are proud to be a part of. Please follow us as we begin our new venture.”