Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Whiskey Week Comes to Chicago & the South Loop

It's a fantastic week to sip on some scotch! If you agree, you should try to head over to Whiskey Fest which kicks off this Friday:
10th Annual
Friday, April 23, 2010
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Regular admission: $110
VIP admission: $150

Over 250 Whiskies in One Place, on One Night
WhiskyFest Chicago will feature more than 250 of the world's finest, rarest, and most expensive, single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, Tennessee, Japanese, Welsh, Canadian and other whiskies from around the world to sample in one Grand Ballroom. High-end rums, tequilas beer and other spirits will be represented as well. Pouring list.

I hate to break it to you but, this event is sold out. If you're a real fan you could sneak in. Since most of us like our Whiskey but enough to break the law, there are a couple other events in the Sloop (and other neighborhoods) leading up to the main event on Friday. Here is a list of the parties in the South Loop:

The Classic Malt Selection at Warehouse Liquors

Wednesday, April 21st, 7:30-9pm

Join Martin C. Duffy, Senior Master of Whisky, as he takes you through the western coast single malts of the award winning Classic Malts Selection in a classroom-style setting.

RSVP is required. Seating is very limited.

634 South Wabash Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605-1860

(312) 663-1850; ask for Gene.

And one more at Binny's on Thursday (4/22):

World of Whisky at Binny’s Beverage Depot (South Loop)

Thursday, April 22nd at 5-8pm

Brett Pontoni hosts Binny’s Annual tasting of over 150 of the finest whiskies the world has to offer. Meet Whisky Ambassadors & Distillers from all over the world.

1132 S. Jefferson St., Chicago

$50 Binny’s Card members / $60 non-members

Call for reservations: 1-888-817-5898


Anonymous said...

Whiskeyfest, for the record, is not in the South Loop.

Sloopy said...

Yes, Whiskey Fest is not in the Sloop, sorry if that was misleading.

But the two other events listed are in the South Loop.

Anonymous said...

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