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Fuzzy Zoeller Bottle Signing Tour


Legendary golfer Fuzzy Zoeller hit a hole in one with his own vodka that tastes like victory. He wants to share his award-winning Fuzzy’s Vodka with you, and sign a bottle for you too. After a career of victories on tours – the PGA Tour, the Champions Tour – he’s ready to tour Binny’s.



Thursday, April 28th

Binny’s Oak Brook

Binny’s Naperville


Visit our events page for info on upcoming tastings and fun happenings at your local Binny’s.

Binny’s Top 10 of 2015


Binny’s employs the best people in the industry. We asked Binny’s specialists from Chicago to Champaign, Evergreen Park to Highland Park, for their top picks of 2015, with an emphasis on value and on availability. The response was huge, and distilling all the great suggestions down to a list of ten wasn’t easy.



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The Legendary Hatfield and McCoy Whiskey Bottle Signings


History’s legendary feuding families – the Hatfields and McCoys – have finally come together. What force could overcome this bitter rivalry? Their very own whiskey, of course. This is classic American whiskey in Appalachian tradition – a mashbill of corn, barley and malt, barrel aged to golden perfection and bottled at 80 proof.


Binny’s is excited to host the great great grandsons of Randall McCoy and Devil Anse Hatfield at Binny’s. John T Hatfield and his wife Diane, and Big Jim McCoy and his wife Tammy will all be at Binny’s, signing bottles and sharing stories.


Event locations and times after the Jump…


Hatfield & McCoy Family Brand Whiskey

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Confessions of a Mixologist: Margarita Classics


Take Your Margarita to the Top Shelf. There’s a reason that when you think Mexican food, the first cocktail that comes to mind is the margarita. The citrus and sweet character is a timeless match with spicy, salty, saucy Mexican cuisine. If you’re looking to impress, these two tips will help you make the perfect, crowd-pleasing margarita:

Better Ingredients Make a Better Margarita. Start with tequila you actually like, and build from there. Milagro Reposado is delicious, a great value, and works as a solid foundation for a margarita that overdelivers. Also, try an orange liqueur with a brandy base, such as Grand Marnier, to give your drink a layer of complexity beyond the sweet orange of less expensive triple sec.


Use Fresh Lime Juice. Sure, margarita mix is an easy solution – just add tequila, right? But all that sugar tends to overpower most other flavors – from the tequila in your drink to the flavor of the food, too. Not to mention the extra calories! Fresh fruit juice and a good orange liqueur offer just enough sweetness for a fresh and balanced cocktail.

Taco Night Margarita

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Des Plaines Grand Re-Opening Tasting


Celebrate our Des Plaines store remodel and expansion at our Grand Re-Opening on Saturday, May 30th. Check out these features of the newly renovated Binny’s in Des Plaines:

– Redesigned, expanded sales floor housing over 3,400 wines, 1,700 spirits and 1,700 beers all under one roof.
– Newly expanded walk-in humidor holding nearly 1,000 different cigars.
– Walk-in wine cellar featuring treasures from Napa Valley to the Rhone Valley.
– The same Binny’s promise of the lowest prices on every bottle, every day.


Binny's Des Plaines

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Golf Legend Fuzzy Zoeller Bottle Signing Tour


Legendary golfer Fuzzy Zoeller hit a hole in one with his own vodka that tastes like victory. He wants to share his award-winning Fuzzy’s Vodka with you, and sign a bottle for you too. After a career of victories on tours – the PGA Tour, the Champions Tour – he’s ready to tour Binny’s.

Fuzzy Zoeller

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Ardbeg Odyssey Tour + Day + Perpetuum

On October 30, 2011, Ardbeg became the first distillery in the known universe to launch into space. To test the impact low gravity has on the whisky aging process, Ardbeg sent vials of chemical compounds called terpenes to rest in the International Space Station, where they orbited the Earth fifteen times a day at a speed of 17,227 miles per hour. Science! Now that the test is over and the vials are safely back on Earth, Ardbeg is sharing the experience with you during two special events at Binny’s.


Ardbeg Odyssey Tour
Binny’s Oak Brook
Friday, June 5, 4-7 pm


Ardbeg Odyssey Tour & Ardbeg Day Celebration
Binny’s Chicago – Lincoln Park
Saturday, June 6, 1-4 pm


Ardbeg Perpetuum Banner

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Taste at the Track 2015


UPDATE: Check out the Taste at the Track list and plan your afternoon by clicking here!


Tickets for the next Binny’s Beverage Depot and Arlington Park Taste at the Track are on sale right now over on the Arlington Park website. The dates for this year’s events are June 6 and – just in case you’re planning waaaaay ahead, September 12. As always, get your tickets early; this event will sell out.


Taste at the Track

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Quick Flight, Small Pours


Women in whiskey – Marianne Barnes named Master Distiller at new Old Taylor.


Remember the wine dress? Introducing beer dress.


Why did cocktails suck for so long?
Related: the fern bar.


Looking for wine value? Check out Sam’s Selections.




More on making old spirits very quickly.




Quick Flight, Small Pours


Catching up…


Thrillist ranks US Presidents by degrees of partying.

Gives new meaning to “political party.”


Whisky scented fabric. From Scotland… where else?


Cellaring Beer with Adam Avery.


One more reason to get a Binny’s Card.

Restores your faith in humanity.


An oldie but a goodie:

Check out this quick and handy Whiskey Family Tree.



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