Posts tagged "whiskey"

Twisted Whiskey Sister TV

So my twisted whiskey sister, Kerrie Blazek of Whiskey and Whimsy and I have decided to travel down another road…ahhh the way of the whiskey…we bring to you episode 1 of twisted whiskey tv! We have started our tv show with a review of our Chicagoland distillers, Koval and FEW. Coming to you from the... Read more »

Whiskey and Whimsy!

Greetings sweet readers and lovers of whiskey! I have been on quite an adventure of making dreams come true! In November, I helped open a neighborhood bar, in Old Town.  We finally have our footing and are able to catch our breath. I am now in the process of growing our whiskey collection, collaborating on developing... Read more »

Whiskey Week in Chicago

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... Read more »
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Whiskey Cocktails with Chicago's Jo Snow Syrups

Last week we finally had our whiskey mixology event that was postponed due to a Chicago Spring snow storm.  It was well worth the wait!  Whiskey Sister teamed up with the lovely and talented Melissa Yen, creator of Jo Snow Syrups and our generous and knowledgeable whiskey ambassador, Armando Zapata for a fun and informative... Read more »

Chicago loves St Patty's and Jameson Irish Whiskey

It’s that time of year again when Chicago dyes the river green and we all become Irish or Chi-rish…well a lot of us dress in green, drink nasty green beer and do shots of Jameson.  As you may know by now, I am mostly a bourbon babe, but honestly I have a curiosity about all... Read more »

Whiskey Sister Reunion with Pappy Van Winkle

A few weekends ago, I finally got together with my best friend from high school, my maid of honor at my shotgun wedding.  I have not seen this woman in close to twenty years and we have not skipped a beat.  Back in the day we were good for cheap drinks and lots of shenanigans.... Read more »
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All bourbons are whiskey, not all whiskey is bourbon

I am so excited to announce that we will be exploring bourbon next month at our event.  Most bourbon is made right here in the Midwest about five hours away in Kentucky.  It was bourbon that sparked my love of whiskey.  I had the good fortune of visiting a distillery with my brother on my... Read more »

Jack Daniels, Bad Ass Whiskey- Bad Ass Women

This week was our Women of Whiskey Wednesday tasting of American Whiskey, with an e.  I have to admit when Armando our sponsor suggested the Jack Daniel family of whiskies I was a little taken aback.  I had drank plenty of Jack in my day, I want new stuff.  However, Armando from Brown-Forman was more... Read more »

Weekend Tastings...

On Friday afternoon I had the good fortune of having some free time for lunch and a little research. I finally got to stop by Twisted Spoke and check out their much talked about whiskey selection.  The list was impressive.  I was lucky enough to get a taste of some Van Winkles which I have... Read more »
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Why Women of Whiskey Chicago?

Welcome! I am Hillary, the head whiskey babe of the Chicago chapter of Women of Whiskey(WOW).  I am so excited to have this opportunity to share my knowledge and whiskey adventures with all of you.  I am especially excited to turn on even more women to the wonderful world of whiskey! A couple of years... Read more »