Recently, a group of Binny’s female leaders attended the Bourbon Women Sip-Osium, an annual conference hosted by the Bourbon Women Organization out of Kentucky. It wouldn’t be a trip to the Bourbon Motherland without a few stops along the Bourbon Trail. Read more about our trip below.
Why does bourbon get a whole month? The US Senate declared September “Bourbon Heritage Month” back in 2007. The bill passed with unanimous consent, and calls for consumers who enjoy bourbon to celebrate the family heritage, tradition and longstanding legacy that the bourbon industry contributes to America and the world. Whether you enjoy this classic American spirit on the rocks, neat, or in your favorite cocktail, let us know how you’re celebrating. We plan to celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month this September with four of our favorite handpicked bourbons.
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., our new friends from Dekalb don’t have to go very far for their corn and wheat. Their tagline, “from seed to spirit,” says it all. They grow all of their grain on the farm and then use it to make their whiskey. We can’t lie – it’s pretty delicious. We have also waited patiently and their farm to glass bourbon is finally here! Whiskey Acres uses wheat as a secondary grain which helps create a softer, more rounded spirit. It’s great on a rock or mixed into your favorite cocktail.
Bourbon Women Night is an opportunity to taste bourbon and network with the women of the spirits industry. Sample from a selection of 50+ spirits and discover new favorites from all over the country. From Rhine Hall’s locally made brandy to George Dickel’s Tenessee Rye Whiskey to Clyde May’s Alabama Whiskey, it is a unique tasting experience. In anticipation of this year’s Bourbon Women Night, we’re excited to announce a few highlights. But first, save the date!
Bring on the barbeque! This cocktail will blow your mind. You think you’re committing to a bourbon cocktail, but then you get hit in the face with a flavor blast of peach barbeque. Seriously, stop in to one of our tasting rooms to give it a try, or mix one up at home and pair it with your favorite bbq dish. Don’t forget the peach pie… you’ll thank us later.
The Whiskey Hotline hit the road this year. We’ve been all over the country and all over the world in search of casks of the finest spirits around. When we find the best of the best, we claim them as our own and call them Binny’s Handpicked Casks. Watch for these selections over the next few months:
Mixing gin and bourbon may sound like a weird combination, but you’ll change your mind after you try this cocktail. The floral flavors of the gin integrate with Bulleit’s caramel notes and the fresh fruit juice. Don’t be surprised if this cocktail finds its way onto your list of favorites.
Did you know September is Bourbon Heritage Month? We don’t want The Whiskey Hotline to have all the fun, so we’re celebrating with our favorite bourbon barrel aged beers. Sure, folks get excited for the super rare ones, but did you know there are great bourbon barrel aged beers available on shelves all the time?
Binny’s is proud to be the first retailer to participate in Clyde May’s single barrel journey. That’s right – get it here first. Clyde May’s is known for their Alabama style whiskey, a unique process in which they gently fold essential oils from granny smith apples into their finished high-rye bourbons, adding apple and cinnamon flavors. Their mash bill contains 55% corn, 30% rye and 15% barley. Scroll down to learn about the three we picked. We can’t promise you won’t salivate…
Duke Bourbon is blended to replicate and honor the tasting notes and smoothness preferred by John Wayne. Like his father, Ethan Wayne shares a fine appreciation for a nice glass of bourbon. Stop by Binny’s Lincoln Park to sample Duke Bourbon and get your bottle signed by Ethan. That’s a tall order, pilgrim.
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