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.
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.
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.
The Whiskey Hotline recently took a brief adventure west which led us to a quaint little farm + distillery in DeKalb, IL. We were led around by the Whiskey Acres team which is run by father + son duo Jim and Jamie Walter, and co-founder Nick Nagele. They like to think of our area as the “Napa Valley of corn,” so it made sense to them to start turning this agricultural gold into delicious whiskies.
This trip took us from the Whiskey Hotline headquarters in Lincoln Park to a hole in the side of a hill in Loretto, KY. Normally we pick liquid from a barrel, but on this mission we were picking the wood.
Celebrate #NationalMartiniDay with one of our favorite cocktails created by the mixology team from The Winebow Group!
Variety packs are always great options, because the best whiskey gift is always more whiskey.