binny's handpicks

  1. Binny's Handpicked Barrels: Patron Reposado & Anejo

    Binny's Handpicked Barrels: Patron Reposado & Anejo

    With summer finally starting our minds have turned to more refreshing aged spirits and tequila certainly fills that role. Reposado and Anejo tequilas (aged at least 2 months and 1 year respectively) offer an elegant balance of sweet, citrusy and honeyed agave and sweet and spicy oak. Both styles provide versatility in cocktails, are enjoyable as a cool refresher on the rocks, and will satisfy even the most hardened whiskey drinker. Our newest handpicked single barrels from Patron have just arrived and hit all the marks of brown spirits complexity and flavor while still maintaining a light and refreshing character.  

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  2. 2018 Knob Creek Handpicked Single Barrels

    2018 Knob Creek Handpicked Single Barrels

    Our latest round of Knob Creek handpicked single barrels just hit the stores and these are possibly the best ones yet. Every barrel displays a beautiful balance of brown sugar, vanilla and oak spices. All are bottled at 120 proof and range in age from 10 to 14 years. As with all single barrels these gems won’t be around for long so be sure to stop by your local Binny’s soon if one of these catches your eye.

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  3. Bourbon Women Night 2018 Single Barrel

    Bourbon Women Night 2018 Single Barrel

    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.

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  4. Bourbon Women Night 2018

    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  

    Bourbon Women Night 2018

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  5. Binny's Handpicks from Oppidan

    Oppidan is located in Wheeling, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. They are incorporating a Solera technique with bourbon, and also producing a beautiful rye. At the Whiskey Hotline, we love young rye done right. We’ve also been finding whiskey from smaller barrels that taste much older than you would think. We were fortunate enough to sit down with the team from Oppidan a few months ago and selected 3 gorgeous ryes and 2 bourbons. These are all bottled at cask strength, and well worth seeking out.  

    Oppidan Binny's Handpicks

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  6. Maker's Mark Private Select Barrel Release

    Maker's Mark Private Select Barrel Release

    If one thing is certain here at Binny's, it's that we love our handpicks. We were delighted to hear that Maker's Mark introduced a Private Select Barrel program. The Whiskey Hotline immediately packed their bags and headed south.

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