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
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.
Join Binny’s, Don Q Puerto Rican Rum and Deaths’ Door Spirits to celebrate the art of brunch!
Executive Chef, John Meisler, brings his New Orleans Creole flair to Binny’s as he shares recipes for a brunch extravaganza prepared with his key ingredients – Don Q Rum, Kringle Cream, and Death’s Door Spirits. Joining Meisler is Death’s Door Culinary Impresario, preparing delectable spicy Thai dishes that balance the sweeter flavors of brunch, plus celebrated Milwaukee chef Zac Correa.
We fell in love with Casa Noble years ago, after tasting the tequila and meeting owner and distiller Pepe Hermosillo. This exceptional producer uses organic 100% blue agave, distills thoughtfully and ages in heavily toasted French oak. The careful combination of agave balanced by high quality oak is breathtaking – the same quality shared with world class whisky or Cognac.
The Whiskey Hotline traveled to Casa Noble in the town of Tequila to find the best. After exhaustive tasting, we returned with two barrels each of three expressions, picking pairs of barrels to ensure supply. Of course, there are always subtle differences across single barrels, but we chose duets that downplay differences, seeking similar barrels that overdeliver within their style.
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.
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.
Talk about a hole-in-one! Meet golf legend, John Daly and taste from a selection of his inspired drinks including Peach Tea Lemonade, Raspberry Tea Lemonade and Sweet Tea & Lemonade. John Daly handcrafted cocktails are ready to drink and easy to enjoy over ice. John will sign bottles of his John Daly spirits line and pose for pictures at these three Binny’s Appearances.
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.
There are always new Handpicked Selections streaming in at Binny’s. With all our globe-trotting – from Scotland to Kentucky, Ireland to Mexico – and first-rate distillers stopping by, there’s always something in the works. Check out these four great Handpicked bourbons, with more to come!