This week is Whiskey week in Chicago! I am so excited!! It is time for the annual Whisky Fest, an event where you can attend educational seminars with Master distillers and experts and sample over 300 whiskies from all over the world. This event typically sells out and if you weren't lucky enough to get a ticket this year there are loads of other events around the city to participate in the fun. Here are a few freebies and other fun stuff. I have been taking it easy the last couple of days so my liver is good and ready for the rest of this week. Tonight, I am lucky enough to have a private tasting with Jameson and my Whiskey sisters! Hope to see you around!!! Cheers!
Wednesday April 24
Mississippi River Distilling Rye Whiskey Extravaganza
A sampling of three different MRDC Rye expressions, as well as White Rye Infusions! Ryan, the owner of MRDC will be here to talk Rye.
8 – 10 p
Benriach and Glendronach Single Malt Scotch sampling
Upstairs at 8pm
New Holland’s Bourbon and Beer at Twisted Spoke
Meet the folks from New Holland Artisan Spirits and enjoy some of their craft Whisky as well as their Bourbon Barrel Stout- Dragon’s Milk. Specialty cocktails are being created for the night. 7 – 10 pm
Bourbon, Whiskey and Firkins, Oh My!
Fischman Liquors will be tapping a New Holland Dragon’s Milk Firkin and serving cocktails featuring New Holland’s Spirits: Beer Barrel Bourbon and Hatter Royale Whiskey.
George Dickel “Raising The Bar” WhiskyFest Kickoff
Join Doug Kragel,George Dickel Distillery National Brand Ambassador, for a special Chicago WhiskyWeek throwdown,Tennessee-style! Sample the entire range of George Dickel whiskies. Admission: Free with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (limited availability)
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday, April 25
Binny’s World of Whiskies 1720 Marcey St. Chicago, IL
Whiskey tasting at Binny’s Lincoln Park location. RSVP required.
5 – 8 pm
Admission: $60 with Binny’s Card, $75 without
Jerry's Sandwich Shop 1938 W Division
Whiskey and Hip hop
Intensely competitive whiskey and hip hop trivia and servings of boozy punch. Winner gets cash prize & private tour of KOVAL Distillery. Live hip hop at 10pm. Trivia begins at 8:30pm
And if your not passed out by Friday night...
Delilah’s is very pleased to be hosting the official Malt Advocate Whiskeyfest After Party. With many special guest distillers + guest bartenders + extra rye!!! 10pm