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A distillery in rural Norwalk

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E. John Broadbent knew retirement was looming and wanted to find something to do with his impending abundance of time he’d have. Well, he found it! He, his wife, Cheryl and son, John opened Broadbent Distillery in 2010 and his100% corn whiskey is 80 proof and is sold under the name, Two Jay’s Whiskey.

They are also making Cello’s; Lemoncello and Orangecello, under the name, Bella.

You can follow them on Facebook at: They give tours and tastings…but, remember, E. John is retired and if the wife wants to take a road trip, well, they just do that. Call before you go: (515)981-0011

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Beth Voltmer
I grew up in NE Des Moines, moved to Indianola in 1978 and call our farm in rural New Virginia, home today. I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister, niece, cousin, friend, entrepreneur, crafter, designer and Shopkeeper at Burlap & Roses in Indianola. I love my's taken me years to get here...but I'm pretty content and find that I'm drawn to an inspired life of creativity, learning, living and loving. My life's story weaves itself in and out of happiness, contentment, struggles, laughter, hardships, sadness, losses, gains, friends and family. What I know now, is that my life's story has made me who I am and I have been inspired by it and hope to be an inspiration to others...My Inspired Life~ You can enjoy my personal/business blog at: AND follow Burlap & Roses on FACEBOOK at: Burlap & Roses.