As promised, The Whiskey Hotline spent the weekend scouring Kentucky for only the finest handpicked barrels of whiskey.
First stop? Pogue in Maysville. We’re getting an incredibly small amount of their white dog rye. Binny’s is the only place to get it outside of KY and NY. Very good stuff too… lots of farm/hay/grass with a little fruit.
Da Coach loves Binny’s. He loves low prices. He knows Chicago institutions. He knows aromas. He has a new line of wines. But you don’t have to take our word for it:
See? The guy is intense. Almost too much to fit into fifteen seconds at a time, and you should see what didn’t make the commercials. Leave your thoughts below in the comments, and check out more on the Binny’s YouTube channel.
You’ve been asking for the beers of Kona Brewing Co for years, and now they’re finally arriving. Next week! Shipments start to arrive on Wednesday, December 26th and every Chicagoland Binny’s should have their supply within a week. You’ll find Kona exclusively at Binny’s until early January.
These are solid beers, especially at the everyday low price of $7.99 per 6pk. We’ll get these five Kona beers: Big Wave Golden Ale is made with Citra and Galaxy hops; Fire Rock Pale with Galena, Cascade and Mt. Hood. Koko Brown is a nut brown ale with toasted coconut, and the Pipeline Porter is Kona’s fall seasonal, brewed with Kona coffee. We soaked up all that was left of this coveted release, so consider it a Binny’s exclusive. And Longboard Lager is their most requested beer for good reason. Good stuff for sure. Hopefully we’ll see even more of their beers and other seasonals in the future.
The big beer news: Westvleteren 12 was released.
It sold out. Yes, all of it. In about five hours.
Coverage: Look! Read! Watch!
There isn’t any more, and we don’t know when or if it will ever happen again.
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You say you like making cocktails? Then you just how essential St Germain can be behind your bar. The French elderflower liqueur can add delicate sweetness and subtle floral complexity to an array of your favorite classic cocktail concoctions.
St Germain invites you to “Drink French Fluently” this holiday season, starting with a seminar at Binny’s South Loop. There will be appetizers, St Germain drinks and cocktail demonstrations. The details:
Binny’s South Loop South Loop Tasting Room Wednesday, December 5th, 6:30-8 pm $10 for your seminar seat plus swag
RSVP soon: 312-768-4400
Seating for this event is limited to 25 people, so RSVP soon.