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Hands on Cocktail Class @NSD 9/18 & 10/16

In the spring, we offered several editions of our hands-on cocktail making class, which kept selling out (so we kept scheduling more). We took a break for summer, but have started getting requests again. So, we’ve got two new dates on the calendar for this class: Thursday, September 18th at 6:30 pm Thursday, October 16th […]

End of Summer Cocktail Party 8/28!

Join us Thursday, August 28th @6:30 pm for an End of the Summer Cocktail Party at Sunset Foods in Lake Forest! We periodically teach cocktail classes, both at the distillery and in the area. This time, we’re joining forces with Sunset Foods to share recipes for cocktails and party snacks! It’s a great time of the […]

Sour Cherry Fizz

We recently poured cocktails at one of the most popular events of the season, the Green City Market Chef’s BBQ. It’s an annual fundraising event that supports the market, and we participate every year. We love to be working alongside so many of our restaurant partners, and it is great to see so many of […]

Venus de Miles Ride & Dinner – Aug 9

We are excited to again be part of Venus de Miles, a ladies bike ride across the North Shore of Chicago again this year. The ride takes place the morning of Saturday, August 9th. Some things we love about this event: It’s a ride, not a race – the point is to get out and […]

Boozy Snow Cones & Cocktails!

As I wrote prior, this week brings one of our favorite events of the summer – Boozy Snow Cone Night! Our friend Melissa from Jo Snow Syrups will be here on Friday, July 25th from 5 to 8 pm with some amazing boozy snow cones and her snow cone machine, as well as her amazing syrups. […]

Boozy Snow Cone Night Returns – July 25th!

Join us July 25th for the return of our friend Melissa Yen at Jo Snow Syrups, we’ll be making some great new snow cone and cocktail recipes featuring her latest syrup creations. We are playing with recipes featuring her Strawberry Mint Balsamic, Blueberry Cilantro Serrano and Thai Coffee syrups, so expect to be wowed and […]

July 3rd Special Event – Limited Release Party!

Each year, we put out an incredible, original, single-batch spirit that is unlike anything anyone has made before, and this year’s is no exception. We are thrilled to announce the first public pouring event for our 2014 Limited Release – SommerWeizen.  Join us on Thursday, July 3rd 4 to 9 pm We’ll have samples available, […]

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 […]

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 […]