Distillery schedules grand opening event

JF Strothman Distillery in Grand Junction has scheduled a grand opening celebration for 1 to 9 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11 at its facility at 2862 North Ave.

The event will include tours of the distillery operation. Live music is planned for the evening of Feb. 10. The distillery includes a tasting room and store.

Fred Strothman, a former judge who previously operated a meadery and winery in Palisade, launched the distillery out of a 6,000 square-foot renovated building. He plans to produce and bottle a variety of spirits there. Gin, rum, tequila and vodka are available.