The Rogers Planning Commission approved a permit to allow a distillery to operate in Benton County, making it the first to open in the county.
Higgins Distillery will be located at 707 S. 8th St. in Rogers.
The distillery is owned by Rogers locals Pam and Gene Hobbs. Gene said their only alcohol will be moonshine which they have named Three Towers.
He said they will offer a variety of flavors including cherry and strawberry. The moonshine will be pure grain alcohol ranging from 100-190 proof.
The owner said getting a permit from the planning commission was the first step in getting Higgins Distillery up and running. He said they still need to be approved at the county, state and federal level, as well as get a license from the Alcoholic Beverage Control to serve liquor.
Hobbs said the building is currently vacant and will need renovations. He said they have one 300 gallon still now but are looking to expand once the building is outfitted for them.
He said he feels confident that Higgins Distillery will be open for business in September of this year.
Benton County became a wet county in 2012.