You thought craft beer was hot – get in on craft distilling on the ground floor. Here is your chance to taste great local products from (virtually) every craft distillery in the state of Illinois. Not only that, but we’ll have the people who make these great spirits here talking shop with you. That means owners and distillers from local favorites including North Shore and Few to statewide upstarts Blam Bros. and J.K. Williams, and many more.
Illinois Craft Distillers Expo
Binny’s Lincoln Park
Thursday, November 6th
Event cost: $15.00 ($10.00 with Binny’s card)
RSVP by calling 312 664-4394
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Glenlivet is touring the country to share their delicious Single Malts. The Glenlivet Masters of Scotch will lead a presentation on the Glenlivet brand, the product, the production. You’ll taste three of their flavorful Single Malts, including the 12, 15 and 18 year. It’s free, all you have to do is sign up.
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It’s always fun to mix different flavors together. Take this cider cocktail featuring classic English cider Strongbow. The sweetness of pomegranate and cider pair perfectly with the spiced flavors of your favorite whiskey. This fall cocktail begs to be sipped on a crisp night around the bonfire or while under a blanket during your favorite movie marathon.
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A martini with rye whiskey? Yes please! Pennington’s newest cocktail edition is one for the martini drinker in your life. The fresh mix of fruit flavors blends perfectly together for a fancy holiday cocktail. Get inspired with more of Pennington’s cocktail recipes.
(Photo and recipe courtesy of Pennington’s Whiskey)
Merry Berry Martini recipe after the jump. Read more
Gin. What’s not to love? Just as fun to experiment and discover in cocktails as it is to drink. Bartenders Caitey and Angie at our Lincoln Park Tasting Room had fun putting this one together. The Last Word is a mix of sweet and sour flavors that are amped up by herbal qualities from Death’s Door Gin. Try The Last Word for yourself at home or stop in to one of our Tasting Rooms in Chicago.
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Gin is full of exotic flavors – from citrus peel to fennel, lavender, and of course, juniper. The Aviation Cocktail – a classic comprised of gin, fresh lemon juice, maraschino liqueur, and creme de violette – highlights those exotic notes with its tangy cherry-citrus notes and fleeting floral lilt.
Aviation recipe after the jump. Read more
Despite the name, there really isn’t anything forbidden about this fall cocktail. In fact, we encourage you to drink as many of these as you can this season. It’s a versatile cocktail that you can try with many different dark rums and ciders. This crisp and juicy cocktail will have fall lovers everywhere springing for more!
Celebrate Halloween all year round with this eerie bourbon cocktail. The raspberry liqueur mixes perfectly with the bourbon for a bold and sweet, yet smooth and refreshing cocktail. We enjoy it best with 1792 Ridgemont Reserve, but feel free to mix things up with your favorite bourbon.
Everyone’s favorite fall treat is now available in a glass. Whether you’re glamping with the girls, at a bonfire with friends or lounging on the couch – this cocktail is perfect for any occasion. It’s subtly sweet and immensely satisfying.
This simple fall cocktail is super convenient for last minute Halloween party planning treats or something to sip on while putting up your Halloween decorations. Grab a Binny’s Craft Your Own 6 Pack, fill it with your favorite pumpkin beers and mix up this cocktail a few different ways.