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WhiskyWeek Chicago 2014

Monday, April 21 — Whiskey 101 with Delilah’s own Mike Miller
Mike will lead a discussion and tasting that connects the dots of the international whiskey world. Encompassing trees and barrels, grains and mash bills, stills and warehouses. We’ll look at the basics of how all these factors work together to bring us so much pleasure. No charge to attend, but RSVP is required due to limited attendance.
7 pm
Attendance is free
RSVP required to mike@delilahschicago.com
Delilah’s
2771 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL


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sedwick-logo Monday, April 21 — The World of Whisk(e)y Class
Join us for a liquid journey around the world by learning the history, production, legacy & flavors of “usquebaugh”. Join whisky educator Martin C. Duffy for a “snootful” to heighten your whisky knowledge, appreciation, and to simply warm your cockles.
6:30 pm
$35, includes a whisky cocktail
Purchase tickets here
The Sedgwick Stop
1612 N. Sedgwick Ave.
(across from Brown /Purple Line Express Station)
Seating is limited.


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sedwick-logo Monday, April 22 — 5 Sources of Flavor with Woodford Reserve

This Woodford Reserve Tasting is a unique tasting opportunity that will highlight the flavor complexity of Woodford Reserve by pairing it with six food items. Our guests will start with a small sample of Woodford Reserve and sample each food item one at a time followed by another sip of Woodford Reserve. A wide array of subtle flavors that will be brought to your palate with each pairing.
6:30 – 9 pm
The Sedgwick Stop
1612 N Sedgwick (Sedgwick Stop off of the purple/brown line)
Chicago, IL

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Tuesday, April 22 — Scotch Blends and their Component Malts Tasting
Diageo Master of Malts Kyle McHugh will lead a discussion and tasting of the entire Johnny Walker Blended Whisky portfolio. JW Red, Black, Double Black, Gold, Platinum and Blue will be sampled, as well as several single malts that are primary components of these blends. No charge to attend but an RSVP is required due to limited attendance.
7 pm
Attendance is free
RSVP required to mike@delilahschicago.com
Delilah’s
2771 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL


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Tuesday, April 22 — Craft Boilermaker Night
How many concoctions of Boilermakers can we get into? Find out when Headframe, Few Spirits, New Holland, Journeyman, Clyde May’s and Corsair team up with Begyle, Off Color, and Solemn Oath breweries at Fountainhead.
begins at 5 pm
Free event
Fountainhead
1970 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
773.697.8204


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sedwick-logo Monday, April 23 — Angel’s Envy bourbon and rye sampling

Meet Kyle Henderson and learn about The Sedgwick Stop’s unique blend of Angel’s Envy.
8 – 11 pm
The Sedgwick Stop
1612 N Sedgwick (Sedgwick Stop off of the purple/brown line)
Chicago, IL

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Wednesday, April 23 — Angel’s Envy Flight Tasting
Q&A with Angel’s Envy representatives & sample the Angel’s Envy Flight ($18) including the 2013 “Best Spirit in the World” Cask Strength Bourbon. Also includes chef pairing of an Angel’s Envy Rye dessert. Event concludes with raffling a bottle of Angel’s Envy (Winner must be present, no purchase necessary to participate, one entry per guest.)
7 pm
Free admission
Old Fifth
1027 W. Madison
312.374.1672
Contact: Brian Wiley


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balvenie-logo-ww Wednesday, April 23 — Del Frisco’s Balvenie Tasting & Dinner (Event Flier)
Join The Balvenie Ambassador Jonathan Wingo for an evening of handcrafted whisky
paired with an inspired four course chef’s tasting menu.
6 pm cocktails; 6:30 dinner
$175 per person (+ tax and gratuity)
Space is limited. RSVP required to whisky.delfriscos@gmail.com or 312.888.2499
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
58 East Oak St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Wednesday, April 23 — Our 666th Bottle on The Wall!!!
We are releasing a George Dickel 14 yr. Single Barrel to celebrate the 666th bottle of whiskey that Delilah’s carries!!! We will also have Mississippi River Distilling owner Ryan Burchett behind the bar making Smokin Cocktails with his new Six Shooter Smoked Rye Whiskey.
10 pm
Attendance is free
Delilah’s
2771 North Lincoln
Chicago
773.472.2771


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tgwd14-logo Wednesday, April 23 — The Great Whisk(e)y Debate
Witness an unprecedented group of Master Distillers and Ambassadors as they go head-to-head for spirits superiority. Guests will learn about the rich heritage and sample whisk(e)y from Ireland, Scotland, United States and Canada. Guests will determine once and for all what is Chicago’s preferred whisk(e)y…
7:30 pm
RSVP is required: click here
The WIT Hotel
201 North State St.
Chicago, IL
Contact: Kathleen kathleen.dibenedetto@beamglobal.com


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Koval_logo Wednesday, April 23 — Open House at Koval Distillery
Tour Koval Distillery and sample products in our tasting room!
8 pm
Free
Koval Distillery
5121 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
Contact: Mallorie, tours@koval-distillery.com


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Wednesday, April 23 — Scotch Malt Whisky Society Dinner
Chef Cleetus and the Scotch Malt Whisky Society are putting together four courses for a unique dining and tasting opportunity. This is a limited engagement with 26 seats in the Fountainhead Barrel Room.
6:30 pm
$60 per person, purchase tickets here
Fountainhead, Barrel Room
1970 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60613


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Wednesday, April 23 — Roof Deck Smoker and Tasting
Fountainhead, Updown Cigar and the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) welcomes you to the Roof Deck to enjoy the rare chance to sample flights of SMWS bottlings paired with Cigars. Cigars and flights available for purchase at the event. Please note these whiskies are rare and limited in supply.
8:30 pm
$20 pre-sale includes cigar and a flight, purchase tickets here
Fountainhead Chicago, on the Roof Deck Garden
1970 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL


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Wednesday, April 23 — High West Distillery Teams up with The Dawson

High West Distillery and The Dawson host a whiskey tasting while bringing to life the age ol’ dispute settler: who can draw their weapon the fastest?  Contestants will compete for the right to call themselves the fastest gun in the MidWest and when the dust settles, only one will claim the right! Just to help with your aim, High West Whiskey will be available and The Dawson crew will be slinging whiskey cocktails all night!
6pm-9pm
Free admission
The Dawson
730 W. Grand Ave
Chicago 60642

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 balvenie-logo-ww Thursday, April 24 — South Branch Tavern Balvenie Tasting & Dinner
Jonathan Wingo, Balvenie brand ambassador, guides guests through a whiskey dinner, featuring a four course menu that is expertly paired with varying selections from Balvenie. Menu includes passed appetizer, small salad, two entree options, and a dessert.
Doors open at 5:30 pm; Tasting & Dinner at 6 pm
$50 (+tax and gratuity).
Call for reservations: 312.546.6177
Credit card to hold reservation, along with a 50% charge for canceling within 24 hours.
South Brand Tavern
100 S. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60606
Contact: Bly Balais 312.546.6177

 whiskyfest-chicago-ww Friday, April 25 — 15th Annual WhiskyFest Chicago
This is your opportunity to taste from a selection of more than 300 whiskies from around the world, all in one Grand Ballroom. There will also be a selection of quality spirits other than whisky, such as Rum, Tequila, Gin, and more. Meet the whisky distillers, master blenders, and other whisky professionals who will be in attendance. Learn even more about whisky by attending one (or more!) of the nine seminars that will be conducted throughout the evening.
This event is sold out.
Registration: 5 pm VIP; 6 pm Regular admission
Doors open: 5:30 pm VIP; 6:30 pm Regular admission
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL

Friday, April 25 — 15thThe After Party
Join in the fun at Delilah’s immediately following WhiskyFest for the After Party.11 pm
No cover charge.
Delilah’s
2771 North Lincoln
Chicago
773.472.2771


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Saturday, April 26 — Few Spirits Distillery Tours
Tour Few Spirits and see what all the fuss is about!Event time:  2:00 and 3:30
Admission $10 per person
Few Spirits
918 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
(Near Main Street Purple Line and Metra stops.)


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