One of our Whiskey Hotline’s favorite distillery is Mississippi River Distilling Company. After six years on the scene, they’re producing some amazing brown spirits. Few distilleries handle all aspects of their process as intimately as MRDC, whose grain to glass philosophy includes using only local grain grown within 25 miles of the distillery, giving them first pick on the finest and freshest grain. We recently hit the road to Iowa to grab three new Binny’s Handpicked Selections from MRDC: two barrels of Cody Road Bourbon and one of Cody Road Rye.
This South Sea classic demands a fine rum base like rhum agricole. As well as a sandy & sunny afternoon to savor its fine flavors. Maui in May would be ideal, but lakeshore Chicago will work just as well to enjoy this Ti Punch.
Legendary golfer Fuzzy Zoeller hit a hole in one with his own vodka that tastes like victory. He wants to share his award-winning Fuzzy’s Vodka with you, and sign a bottle for you too. After a career of victories on tours – the PGA Tour, the Champions Tour – he’s ready to tour Binny’s.
Thursday, April 28th
Binny’s Oak Brook
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Save the date – Johnnie Walker Blue bottle engravings are back! It’s turned out to be an annual tradition here at Binny’s Beverage Depot and is a fantastic gift idea for the Scotch lover in your life. While you wait for the engraving professionals to do their thing, sample Johnnie Walker Platinum, Johnnie Walker Rye Cask, Johnnie Walker Double Black and Haig Club!
Now available and in LIMITED supply, the 2016 Four Kings Craft Whiskey Collaboration! First conceived in 2014, this blend celebrates the camaraderie among craft distillers. Each component – from Corsair Distillery, FEW Spirits, Journeyman Distillery, and Mississippi River Distilling Company – is stunning on its own. Taken together, the Four Kings is, as the saying goes, more than the sum of its parts! Supply is limited, and only at select Binny’s stores.
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!
Bourbon Women Night
Binny’s Lincoln Park
Thursday, March 17th
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Binny’s employs the best people in the industry. We asked Binny’s specialists from Chicago to Champaign, Evergreen Park to Highland Park, for their top picks of 2015, with an emphasis on value and on availability. The response was huge, and distilling all the great suggestions down to a list of ten wasn’t easy.
Celebrate the legalization of drinking with a sip of our hand selected whiskies from FEW Spirits. The Whiskey Hotline traveled all the way to Evanston to visit FEW Spirits where we selected a single barrel rye, a 3 barrel blended rye and a 3 barrel blended bourbon. Some say FEW takes its name from Prohibition advocate Frances E. Willard. Few Spirits has gained a name for themselves among enthusiasts both locally and even abroad as a true grain to glass distillery. From their gin to their bourbon and rye whiskies, the craft shines through. Additionally, their ryes make for an especially flavorful Manhattan!
It’s no secret we love whiskey. And tequila. And gin. And pretty much anything else distilled. Spirits are great in cocktails, on their own, or even to pair with Thanksgiving dinner. Check out a few of our favorite Thanksgiving spirit pairings below and let us know what you think in the comment section or online.
John Meisler, Executive Chef and Global Brand Ambassador for Serralles USA is making his way around to a few Binny’s locations to share his classic New Orleans style cooking. Chef Meisler is known for his iconic recipes that he makes with Don Q Rum. This year, he is going to whip up a few different recipes that you can learn how to make for your holiday dinners, including cocktails to pair.