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JR Ewing Bourbon Tasting with Dallas Star Linda Gray

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Meet actress Linda Gray, star of the classic TV show Dallas, and get your bottles of J.R. Ewing Private Reserve Bourbon autographed. Every batch of J.R. Ewing bourbon is aged four years in newly charred American oak barrels and is carefully handcrafted to maintain notes of caramel, toasted vanilla and light fruit flavors. We’re just happy J.R. was willing to share his bourbon with all of us. Who knew payback from JR could actually be a good thing?

 

Binny’s Oak Brook
Thursday, October 1st
4:00-6:00pm

 

Binny’s Willowbrook
Thursday, October 1st
7:00-9:00pm

 

Linda Gray JR Ewing Bourbon Binny's

 

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8th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest Winners Recognized

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Wow – where do we begin?! This year, we accepted 75 entries and the top 17 were judged by beer legend and Boston Beer co-founder, Jim Koch. We were blown away by the incredible homebrew entries and had a blast drinking some delicious Sam Adams beers with Jim Koch. Congratulations to Jon Weaver for brewing a professional quality Kolsch that won him two tickets to the Great American Beer Festival and to all of the homebrewers who placed or took the time to handcraft and homebrew their entries for the 8th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams. Winners and photos below. See you next year!

 

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Binny’s Handpicked Clyde May’s

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Binny’s is proud to be the first retailer to participate in Clyde May’s single barrel journey. That’s right – get it here first. Clyde May’s is known for their Alabama style whiskey, a unique process in which they gently fold essential oils from granny smith apples into their finished high-rye bourbons, adding apple and cinnamon flavors. Their mash bill contains 55% corn, 30% rye and 15% barley. Scroll down to learn about the three we picked. We can’t promise you won’t salivate…

 

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Meet Giuliana Rancic and Taste Xo, G Wine!

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Giuliana Rancic has a long list of job titles including best-selling author, entertainment journalist, fashion and beauty expert and television personality. The latest addition – wine aficionado! Meet Giuliana and taste her Xo, G wine at Binny’s Lincoln Park. Giuliana will autograph packages of wine and pose for photographs.

 

Binny’s Lincoln Park
Wednesday, September 2nd
6:00pm

Call 312-664-4394 with any questions.

 

Giuliana Rancic Binny's XOG

 

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Duke Bourbon Tasting with Ethan Wayne

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Duke Bourbon is blended to replicate and honor the tasting notes and smoothness preferred by John Wayne. Like his father, Ethan Wayne shares a fine appreciation for a nice glass of bourbon. Stop by Binny’s Lincoln Park to sample Duke Bourbon and get your bottle signed by Ethan. That’s a tall order, pilgrim.

 

Binny’s Lincoln Park
Thursday, September 10th
5:00-7:00pm

 

Duke Bourbon Binny's Ethan Wayne

 
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Beer Trends: Herbal Beers Take Root in Chicago

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Everybody knows about the Reinheitsgebot – the Germany Beer Purity Law of 1516. But there is a growing collection of brewers looking outside the traditional toolbox of water, grain, yeast and hops for exciting new flavors. A recent write-up in Crain’s about beer trends got us thinking about some of our own favorite herbal beers – from hot new arrivals to old standards. Our top five:

 

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Wild Turkey Bus Tour

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If you’re a fan of Wild Turkey, this is one tasting you won’t want to miss! Taste from a stellar lineup including 81 Bourbon, Rare Breed, Forgive and Russel’s Reserve 10 year. Then take a tour of the Wild Turkey #Nevertamed bourbon bus and learn all about Wild Turkey history!

 

Wild Turkey Tour Bus

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