How We Came to be

felənē® vodka was conceived by the company founder, Tim Kelly while on a road trip through the American heartland in 2016.

After visiting dozens of distilleries and speaking with hundreds of people, he was convinced there was a better way to make vodka.

felene vodkaTim bought his first 16-gallon column still in 2016 and began experimenting with his own style of vodka. After years of testing and refining his recipe and process, felənē® vodka was born.

Tim’s journey through the American Midwest inspired him to find just the right place to make felənē® vodka. He searched for a place and people that reflected the values of what he created. felənē® vodka has now found its home in the Rockies in Denver, Colorado.

Kim Cheers

Kim Laderer

In June 2020, Kim Laderer joined the Felene team as Director of Marketing and Social Media. Within six months Kim assumed the role of Director of Regional Sales & Marketing for the Northeast America region.

In January 2021, Kim became a co-owner of Felene and was named company President. Her passion, professionalism and dedication is a driving force behind the Felene growth story.

Sustainability and Respect for the Environment

When constructing the  felənē® Denver Distillery, the facility needed to be cleared of internal structures to make way for the distilling, proofing and bottling stations. Instead of demolishing the existing structures and dumping the debris into a landfill, the felənē® team worked to reclaim as much of the existing materials as they could. With this mission in mind the felənē®  distillery was created using 80% of the reclaimed timbers and materials from the existing structure.

Pure Organic Sugar Cane Vodka

felənē® vodka is a hand-crafted, American-made vodka using pure, organic, non-GMO, sugar cane. It is designed to be a simple, honest, premium quality spirit that can be enjoyed on its own or accompanied with a favorite mixer. Taken from only the Hearts of the distilling run, there is no higher quality spirit in its class. felənē® American Handcrafted Vodka is the fastest-growing sugar cane vodka.

Like all vodkas (that do not contain additives) felənē® vodka is gluten-free.

4 times distilled and carbon filtered…it’s criminally smooth.