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.
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.
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!
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
Kerrygold Irish Cream
The iconic Irish butter and cheese producer finally has enough confidence in an Irish whiskey to tie their name and golden reputation to their very own Irish cream liqueur. With Kerrygold cream from grass-fed cows, Irish whiskey plus rich chocolate.
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Maybe you’ve noticed that Buffalo Trace Bourbon has become scarce over the last year. The distillery refuses to cut corners, instead patiently waiting for more stock to age to the Buffalo Trace we love. We do have plenty this month, so fill those stockings while you can.
The holidays are approaching which means it time for free Blue Label bottle etchings from Johnnie Walker. 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 etching professionals to do their thing, sample Johnnie Walker Platinum! Binny’s locations, dates and times after the jump…
What’s not to love about this classic cocktail? We like ours with a heavy pour of High West Rye, but encourage you to mix it up with different types of whiskies. With our massive selection (more than 650, in fact) we’re sure to have one you love. This is important: make your Manhattan with Luxardo Maraschino Cherries. They are the best cherries in the universe.
Manhattan recipe after the jump! Read more
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
Click here for the full list of participating distilleries. Read more