WhiskyWeek Chicago 2015
|Monday April 6th, 7pm – Whiskey 101
Delilah’s owner Mike Miller leads a discussion of the basic variables that differentiate the various Whiskies of the World. Bourbon, Rye, Scotch, Irish and other international Whiskies will be discussed and tasted. Free to attend, RSVP recommended.DELILAH’S
2771 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60614
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|Tuesday, April 7 — BOILERMAKER Volume IV
Engage our insane beer list with some insane Whiskies! We love Whiskey and Beer and will be featuring a slew of options paired with different expressions of: GLENFIDDICH, FEW and NEW HOLLAND. Expect some of Chicago’s best breweries to be in attendance!
|Tuesday, April 7th, 7pm. New Holland’s Whiskies
We will be tasting the Whiskies made by New Holland in Michigan. Zeppelin Bend Malt Whiskey and Beer Barrel Bourbon make up a couple of the interesting spirits made by this brewer/distiller. We will also be featuring Dragon’s Milk Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout on draft. Free to attend.
|Wednesday, April 8 — Clyde May’s Cocktail Night @ Jerry’s (Wicker Park)
Come by Jerry’s in Wicker Park for a featured Clyde May’s cocktail and tastings by distillery representatives of the only Alabama-style whiskey.
|Wednesday, April 8 — SINGLES NIGHT…and then some!
A Celebration of Single casks and barrels
4pm – We open a bottle of Fountainhead’s own 21 year Elijah Craig from our Cellar. Available by the 1/2 oz. until it’s gone! All day: Try over 100 different single casks ALL available in 1/2 oz. pours (and regular of course).
7pm – Fountainhead welcomes Lew Bryson from Whisky Advocate for a book Signing of his exceptional Whiskey guide7pm – 8:15pm – MAIN EVENT: Single Cask/Barrel Whisk(e)y Tasting
Join Bernie Lubbers of Heaven Hill and Steve Fox of Pacific Wine and Spirits for a special Single Cask/Barrel Tasting in our Barrel RoomNosh Provided by Chef Cleetus
Tasting Evan Williams, Henry McKenna, Fountainhead’s Henry McKenna, Cadenhead’s Auchentoshan 14yr, Dewar Rattray Bowmore 17yr, and a Springbank to be named later.
If you’ve been to one of these, you’ll know that there’s usually something special! Just a hint.
|Wednesday, April 8th, 8pm – Koval Distillery’s Whiskies
We are hosting a sampling of Whiskies from the Koval Distillery – made right here in Chicago! We will be releasing our own custom Delilah’s Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, as well as, a selection of their experimental Whiskies and the owners and distillers will be in attendance. Free to attend.
|Wednesday, April 8th, 8pm – Suntory Yamasaki Distillery Tasting
We have a Suntory Yamazaki Distillery special tasting at the upstairs bar. We will be joined by Gardner Dunn, the National Suntory Ambassador, to lead us through the history of Japan’s oldest distillery and through a tasting of Yamazaki 12yr Single Malt, Yamazaki 18yr Single Malt and the very rare Yamazaki 25yr Single Malt – selected “Best Single Malt in The World!” This event costs $85, has a very limited number of available tickets and reservations are recommended.
|Thursday April 9 — BUENA BREAKS THE CELLAR
The place to go after Binny’s (10 minute cab ride) The B.O.B. will open up it’s cellar and allow tastings of everything on the list in 1/2 oz. pours. Verticals? Yes. Long out of stocks? Yes. Will that 23yr old be available??? Yes and we might ask “What Vintage?”
The Bar on Buena
|Friday, April 10th, 10pm. WhiskyFest After Party
Delilah’s is very pleased to be hosting the WhiskyFest After Party. With many special guest distillers & guest bartenders!!!
|Wednesday, April 15 – Meet the Maker
Meet Tim Ferris, Founder and creator of Defiant Whisky.
Wednesday April 15th from 6-8 pm
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