It’s December. Are you busy? We’re busy. Too busy for full articles. So here are Passing Shots instead. For more news from the whiskey world, head to the Whiskey Hotline.
Why do we love pisco? We love the freshness and mixability of this world-class spirit. And one of our absolute favorites is Pisco Porton, one of Peru’s premium piscos. Here is your chance to learn more about this handcrafted pisco and meet one of the foremost pisco authorities in the word, Porton Master Distiller Johnny Schuler.
Binny’s Lincoln Park
Tuesday, Dec 10th 4-7 pm
More info about Johnny Schuler via Porton:
Surly at Binny’s? Yes.
I have personally done like three beer trades in my whole life. And at least two of them were to get Surly. Because Surly. One time I slept for three hours in a tent on a 34 degree night to get Surly. You know the one I mean. So I got excited when I heard that Surly is indeed coming to Chicago in a full-time, everyday availability sort of way.
We’re kicking things off at the new Binny’s Evergreen Park, and some of our Chicago sports pals are stopping by to help us out. First:
Monday, December 2nd
There’s more. You’re going to want to click the “continue reading” link on this one.
The wait is over. Now… finally… you can come inside the brand new Binny’s Beverage Depot in Evergreen Park and buy stuff. Find us at 3447 W 95th St in Evergreen Park.
So far, a lot of people have remarked that it seems strange that just a few months ago, the building was a bowling alley. About that – we love the building and didn’t want to completely forget its heritage, so we built a shrine to Bleekers, complete with 20 original bowling pins, 28 bowling balls and bowling shoes in every size from baby to Bozo.
This is important: We are so proud to introduce Binny’s to this neighborhood. As a family-owned, Chicago-based company, we are passionate about community and heritage, and that’s why we’re so excited to be in Evergreen Park. Give us a visit. Check out our store, our selection, our prices, our mountains of beverages, and most importantly, our people.
It’s something of an annual tradition here at Binny’s Beverage Depot. In the weeks leading up to the holidays, Johnnie Walker sends out engraving experts who will custom etch your bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label. Right there, at Binny’s. For free. Well, you do have to buy the bottle. Did we mention they’re pouring samples of Johnnie Walker Platinum too?
That makes a great gift for the Scotch lover even more special! But you have to be here in time to catch the etching crew. Binny’s locations, dates and times after the jump…
The first wines of 2013 – from the Northern Hemisphere, at least – will arrive in Binny’s stores on Thursday, November 21st. We invite you to stop in and try some.
It’s Beaujolais Nouveau Time!
Thursday, November 21st
All Binny’s Locations
With less than a week until doors open, the upcoming Binny’s in Evergreen Park is a flurry of activity. Yet more wine, spirits and beer arrive every day, and we have to sort it all, build displays and stock it to shelves. Nobody even has enough time to pose for proper photographs for our website. But somehow they have enough time to make comments like, “Hey jerk! Put down that camera and get to work.”
We’ll see you next week at Binny’s in Evergreen Park when we finally open the doors to the public. And maybe a week or two after that, store manager Jeff Bogdan can finally get some rest. (Pic of a tired Jeff Bogdan after the jump.)
Yet more progress at the upcoming Binny’s Evergreen Park! We’re hard at work filling the South Side’s biggest wine and spirits superstore, coming soon to 3447 W. 95th St. Beer has arrived. Check out this pic of our fully stocked, 28-door beer cooler. Cigars rolled in too, and we’re sorting through one of the largest collections of cigars we’ve ever seen. Next up, large displays and yet more wine will roll in. We’ll keep you posted. See you on the 20th!