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Vermouth on the Rise

Our Notes from the Field: We spend a good amount of time out in the market; it’s one of the perks of the job! We’ll be writing about what we’re seeing in the industry, both on the store shelves and in our bars and restaurants. This is the first issue! Vermouth on the Rise We’re […]

The Moscow Mule

This is the cocktail that taught Americans to drink vodka in the 1940’s, and they haven’t stopped since! We love the strong, clean ginger flavor of Fever Tree Ginger Beer, but we encourage you to find your favorite! Moscow Mule 2 oz North Shore Vodka (or try our Aquavit – Private Reserve, if you’re feeling […]

Distillery Gardening – May 2014

Several of the folks here at the distillery are gardeners. Some of us grow flowers, many of us grow vegetables and herbs for eating (and drinking), and one of us even grows hops for homebrewing.  I really enjoy spending some time in the dirt, and find gardening a great way to unwind and clear my […]

Cocktail Pairing Dinner in June

We have a great cocktail pairing dinner coming up this month – join us and explore how well cocktails can match with food: June 25th – Vie Restaurant – Western Springs, IL – 6.30 pm We’re going back to the scene of one of our very first cocktail pairing dinners, and we are very excited […]

The Last Word

The Last Word has been a favorite cocktail of ours for awhile; it’s herbaceous, complex and extremely sippable, and it uses one of our favorite base spirits (gin) and one of our favorite modifiers (Chartreuse).  We had a fun conversation about this drink on Twitter recently, and decided to write about it as well. The […]

Hands on Cocktail Class – May 17 @ the Distillery

Come learn to create classic cocktails and how to incorporate modern variations. Participants will be guided through 3 cocktail- making recipes and learn the art of a well-balanced beverage, then allowed to create a cocktail of your own creation. Bring your creativity and become your own mixologist! Class is $25 per person, with light snacks […]

The Aviation

We love a classic cocktail, and the Aviation fits the bill perfectly! It’s a taste of spring, with its pale blue color and soft, floral notes on the nose.  We just had this version at G&O (Grand & Ogden) in Chicago: Aviation 2 oz Distiller’s Gin No. 6 ½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice ¼ oz […]

Artisan Producer Festival – Cocktail Recipes

Here are all the recipes we’ll be featuring at our Artisan Producer Festival tonight!  Grapefruit Rosemary Fizz 1½ oz Distiller’s Gin No. 11 ¾ oz Jo Snow Grapefruit Rosemary Syrup ½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice Club Soda Shake first three ingredients with ice; strain into chilled coupe glass. Top with soda, stir briefly. Garnish with 2” […]

Artisan Producer Festival – May 10th

We are thrilled to announce our first-ever artisan producer festival, which will be here at the distillery: Saturday, May 10th 5 to 9 pm We’ve invited some of our local friends who also make great products to come up and share their wares, and we encouraged them to collaborate on new products for this celebration […]
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