Bourbon Women Night is an opportunity to taste spirits and network with the women of the spirits industry. In anticipation of this year’s Bourbon Women Night, we’re excited to announce a few highlights:
-Taste from a selection of over 100+ spirits from all over the world
-For the first time – taste the Bourbon Women Chicago Handpick from Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
-Network with influential women in the spirits industry
-Suggested cigar pairings from Binny’s cigar experts
-Small bites from local Lincoln Park establishments (sponsored by the LCVB)
-A rare selection of Binny’s Handpicked Single Barrels led by the Whiskey Hotline
-Swag bag for the first 150 guests
-Each tasting is led by an influential female from the industry who represents that brand and will guide you through their current products available at Binny’s
We were assigned with the daunting task of pairing chocolate with our favorite beverages. It was tough, but we made it happen. When pairing sweet treats with wine, try to go for a wine that is sweet or slightly sweet for a successful pairing. Very dry wines and desserts just don’t work well together. We also worked with bourbon, brandy, and beer during our experiments to find the best pairings to help you celebrate love on Valentine’s Day.
This week on Barrel to Bottle, Kristen Ellis and Jeff Carlin look at all things cider. Cider Director / Floor Manager for The Northman in Chicago, Brian Rutzen aka “CiderBrian” dives into the ever-growing world of cider to explain cider’s historical roots, common misconceptions about cider, and to taste some unique styles. Roger Adamson(Beer Buzz) also joins the conversation with a look at how modern cider production mimics the American beer scene. Want to discover cider for yourself? Check out the 6th annual Cider Summit Chicago.
What’s the perfect wine, spirit, or beer to go with your Valentine’s Day plans? This week on Barrel to Bottle Kristen Ellis, Jeff Carlin, and Roger Adamson explore elegant offerings from KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates in Wisconsin and pair them with various spirits, wine, and beer. Looking for something extra special this V-Day? Try Kohler Dark Chocolate Brandy.
It doesn’t get much better than a bowl of ooey-gooey melted cheese – unless of course it’s made with beer! Chef Scott’s Boston Beer Cheese recipe is full of savory and spicy flavors that will have you drooling for more. Best paired with a cold pint.
Boston Beer Cheese
How do the soil, terrain, climate, and tradition impact the taste of certain wines and spirits? Terroir, of course! This week on Barrel to Bottle Kristen Ellis and co-host Jeff Carlin take a trip through terroir’s impact on the production of wine and spirits. Also, joining the conversation are B2B regulars Joe Maloney (Whiskey Hotline) and Roger Adamson (Beer Buzz) with a look at how hops and grain are also impacted by terroir. All that, plus someone walks away with a $20 Binny’s gift card, just for asking the right question.
The big game happens every year, and every year it’s back to the
drawing pinterest board for new and exciting apps to serve at your super party. From the Binny’s Demo Kitchen at Binny’s Highland Park, resident Chef Scott Becker brings us Arancini shaped footballs. Your taste buds will be screaming TOUCH DOWN when these hit your mouth.
The hunt is on in the wide-world of whiskey for all things Pappy Van Winkle, but are there cheaper alternatives that are easier to find?This week, Kirsten Ellis and Jeff Carlin welcome back to Barrel to Bottle w/Binny’s Beverage Depot, Whiskey Hotline expert Joe Maloney and Beer Buzz expert Roger Adamson to find out. Kristen lays out the historic legacy of Pappy Van Winkle while Joe puts Roger and Jeff to the test in a blind tasting of unique alternatives to Pappy.
Binny’s Beverage Depot not only offers the broadest selection of wines, beers, and spirits. We’re also staffed with the most knowledgeable enthusiasts in the industry, and we’re thrilled to share our opinions and discoveries with you. Here are some of our absolute favorites and recent discoveries. All are ready to enjoy tonight!
The Whiskey Hotline team just got back from a whirlwind trip around Kentucky visiting some of the best distilleries, selecting new handpicks, building barrels and even distilling their own bourbon.