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.
This guest post is by Roger Adamson, Beer and Spirits Specialist at Binny’s Willowbrook. Roger is both a homebrewer and mixologist and is using his background in history to research and write a book on classic cocktails.
Certain beers are hard to get. Plain and simple. One of the most requested seasonal rarities we see here at Binny’s is Bells Hopslam. Demand for this Imperial IPA is so high that our supply tends to sell out just as soon as it arrives. Luckily, amidst a burgeoning craft beer scene there are several other excellent Imperial IPAs to choose from. We recently sat down and tried Hopslam next to other big juicy IPAs to see how they stacked up.
As of late, there is an immense interest for tiki-inspired drinks. Bartender Angie came up with one that’s sure to make you feel like your toes are inches deep in the sand. It’s quite literally called Tiki Drink, and is full of all the sunshine you’ll ever need. We know what you’re thinking… bring on the mini umbrellas! (Cabana boy not included.)
Meet Chicago hockey legend, Jeremy Roenick at our newly opened Binny’s in Oak Brook for an exclusive meet and greet. Roenick played for the Chicago Blackhawks (1988-1996) during his 18 NHL season career, along with five other major NHL teams.
In anticipation of this year’s Bourbon Women Night, we’re excited to announce a few highlights. But first, save the date!
Bourbon Women Night
Binny’s Lincoln Park
Wednesday, April 8th
6:00 – 8:30pm
It’s that time when we release our top cigars of the year. This year we’re adding a twist to our list by selecting an entire brand rather than a single cigar. As in previous years, the selection for the top spot could have gone to any number of manufacturers, but in the end only one can be chosen as the cigar of the year.
Room 101’s The Big Payback was introduced by brand owner Matt Booth as a way to give back and say thank you to his loyal customers that have supported his line of cigars since day one. The idea was simple, produce a line that smoked great, had tons of flavor, and came beautifully packaged all while maintaining a retail price that’s set low enough where consumers wondered how these cigars can be so inexpensive. Not only did Matt accomplish what he set out to do but he also gained new smokers that now call The Big Payback their “go to” smoke.
Cheers to the new year! Let’s skip the part where we talk about staying fit and get straight to the deliciously fresh, low-calorie cocktails that will keep you on track with your resolutions. Check out our Fit and Fun Pinterest page for more cocktails, food recipes and fun exercises!
If you love cocktails and want to learn more about an underappreciated spirit, join us for a Portón Pisco seminar led by US Brand Master Natalia Cardenas. Natalia’s discussion will focus on using Pisco, a Peruvian grape-based white spirit. Learn how to mix Pisco with other simple ingredients to craft well-balanced, outstanding cocktails. Come ready to mix your own drinks at this interactive event.
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.
What would the holidays be without some homemade Egg Nog? Made with strawberry rye whiskey, this is one recipe from Pennington’s recipe vault that you’ll want to enjoy all year round.
(Photo and recipe courtesy of Pennington’s Whiskey)
Pennington’s Egg Nog recipe after the jump! Read more