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Father’s Day Gift Giving Guide + Bottle Engravings

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Shopping for Dad can be tough. Luckily, we’ve narrowed down the best gifts in each category and have a ton of custom engravings. Follow this gift giving guide and you’ll become his favorite child. Although, he probably can’t won’t admit it.

 

Father's Day Gift Giving Guide

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Des Plaines Grand Re-Opening Tasting

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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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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

 

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The Kentucky Bourbon Triple Crown

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Bristling with vanilla laced red orchard fruit notes, caramel hints and baking spice following on the quick at the back stretch and far turn, today’s triple crown of Kentucky straight bourbon embodies everything you’d expect from a champion thoroughbred. Resting upon a vast bed of limestone whose mineral content ensures not only strong-boned champion stallions but also forceful whiskies whose breadth of flavors can compete with anything from Scotland or Ireland – Bourbon County enjoys advantages that are the envy of the world.

 

Kentucky Bourbon Triple Crown

 
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Quick Flight, Small Pours

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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.

 

USA! USA!

 

More on making old spirits very quickly.

 

…Thoughts?

 


Whiskey Week 2015

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Two nights. 75+ distilleries. Hundreds of spirits. Whiskey week 2015 at Binny’s Beverage Depot was outstanding. Bourbon Women Night and World of Whiskies continue to highlight the best of the best in the spirits industry. From a large range of handpicked single barrels to barrel aged cocktails to hop soaked white whiskey, there is no shortage of variety.

 

Binny's World of Whiskies 2015

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Beer Trends: Pilsner Strikes Back

The Pilsner style is rooted in tradition, with a history spanning Germany and the Czech Republic. But that isn’t stopping the greatest craft brewers in America from making the style their own. With more Pilsners than ever, and more thirsty drinkers picking up six packs, we’re seeing explosive growth in the category. These new craft styles stick with tradition… to a point. Some have more hop character than their continental counterparts while staying true to the crisp and quenching character. As craft drinkers demand more complex and varied styles, it all adds up to a thrilling new trend – steeped in an old tradition.
 

Pilsner Binny's

 
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Quick Flight, Small Pours

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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.

 

…Thoughts?


Cider Summit Chicago presented by Binny’s

Join us at the thrid annual Cider Summit Chicago , the largest ever tasting of artisanal ciders from around the world. It’s at the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. You’ll get to meet cidermakers, sample from a selection of 90+ ciders and taste awesome food. We’ll be there to chat… so be sure to stop by the table with the big Binny’s banner. Who knows, maybe we’ll have surprises. More info after the jump.

Cider Summit

 

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