Bourbon Women Night is an opportunity to taste spirits and network with the women of the spirits industry. Each year, Bourbon Women Chicago members choose a single barrel that will be released the night of the event. Over the last few years, they have picked single barrels from Smooth Ambler, Four Roses, J. Henry & Sons and Journeyman Distillery. This year’s handpick comes from Dekalb, Illinois.
Whiskey Acres Bourbon Women Chicago Handpick
This single barrel is young. It smells of saw dust and caramel. It’s spicy on the palate and the finish has a mix of delicious cherry and vanilla notes.
This week on Barrel To Bottle with Binny’s Beverage Depot, hosts Kristen Ellis and Jeff Carlin along with Roger Adamson get a unique tasting tour of Goose Island Beer Company’s 2017 Bourbon County label releases with Goose Island’s head of research and development, Mike Siegel. 2017 marks the most extensive lineup of Bourbon County offerings, including the Bourbon County Brand Stout, the Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout, Bourbon County Brand Barleywine, Bourbon County Brand Northwoods Stout (flavors of blueberry and almond), Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout (flavors of cinnamon/bananas Foster), Bourbon County Reserve Brand Barleywine, and Bourbon County Reserve Brand Stout (aged in 11-year-old Knob Creek bourbon barrels). Mike walks the B2B crew through each offering’s taste profile and development so you can keep your bottles “cellared” for that special occasion.
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
Our 38th Binny’s Beverage Depot is now open! Located in North Riverside at 7250 Cermak Rd. We’re excited to introduce a massive selection of wine, spirits and beer to this neighborhood. As always, we’re here to offer everyday low prices, the best selection, and the best customer service. Binny’s North Riverside features an extensive walk-in humidor, walk-in wine and spirits cellar and monthly tastings and educational opportunities.
This year, we accepted 40+ entries and the top 10 were judged by beer legend and Boston Beer co-founder, Jim Koch. We were blown away by the incredible homebrew entries and had a blast drinking some delicious Sam Adams beers with Jim Koch. Congratulations to all of the homebrewers who placed or took the time to handcraft and homebrew their entries for the 10th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams. Winners and photos below. See you next year!
UPDATE (8/1/17): The following homebrewers have advanced to the final round:
-Aaron Liga/Alan Diebel
-Joe & Tom Fuentes
If you did not advance, but would like your score sheet, they will be available for pick up at the final event, or email Hilary@binnys.com.
We have hosted the Binny’s Homebrew Contest for ten years… can you believe it? We have another great contest lined up this year. Once again, we’re excited to host guest judge Jim Koch. Best known as Samuel Adams Founder, Jim Koch will pick the winner this year, and award the coveted first prize: a trip for two to the 2017 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Read on for more details.
Our 36th Binny’s Beverage Depot is now open! Located in the heart of the up and coming Six Corners Shopping District at 4901 W. Irving Park Road. We’re excited to introduce a massive selection of wine, spirits and beer to Chicago’s Northwest Side. As always, we’re here to offer everyday low prices, the best selection, and the best customer service. Binny’s Portage Park features a walk-in humidor, walk-in wine and spirits cellar and monthly tastings and educational opportunities.
Celebrate #NationalMartiniDay with one of our favorite cocktails created by the mixology team from The Winebow Group!
Brewers Mary Bauer and Joe Flores of Lagunitas Chicago recently led an exciting seminar on hops at Binny’s Lincoln Park. To enhance our understanding of hops, Lagunitas placed ground hops into a volcano vaporizer. As different beers from Lagunitas were sampled, attendees got a whiff of a corresponding hop used in that beer.
Binny’s Wheeling is now open! We’ve closed our store in Buffalo Grove after 22 years and moved just a few blocks away to Wheeling. Our new home in Wheeling is 20,000+ square feet and has a 21 door beer cooler, a temperature controlled wine cellar for fine and rare wines, a walk-in humidor and the widest selection of 8,500+ wine, spirits and beer products. The spacious interior has tall ceilings and large aisles for a more comfortable shopping experience. You’ll notice something new – a much bigger store – but you can still count on the personal touch, knowledgeable service and low prices that have been the mission of our local family-owned business since 1948.