The Independent Spirits Expo comes to Chicago for its second year on Wednesday, October 3. With the help of fellow distillers North Shore and FEW, we have created a week full of tasting events, seminars, dinners, and open houses, starting on Monday, October 1 with an industry meet-and-greet at Jerry's and ending with open houses at each local distillery on Saturday, October 6.
The first of its kind, Craft Spirit Week Chicago showcases craft distilleries from the Midwest and across the US and beyond. Please join us at one - or several! - of the great events we have planned throughout the city. Tuesday, October 2 sure will be busy with spirit-specific events around town: taste gin at The Whistler, whiskey at Delilah's, tequila at Masa Azul, and rum at Evolution. Explore the weirdest of weird at Watershed.
Most especially, we invite you to Fountainhead on Tuesday, October 2, for a one-hour apertif+digestif seminar with Koval President and eaux-de-vie extraordinaire Sonat and Fountainhead owner Aaron Zacharias. We'll kick the evening off with an exclusive tasting of our newest spirit (it's a secret until then!) promptly at 7pm, followed by the talk and tasting at 8pm. Look for a ticket link on the CSW website: http://www.craftspiritweekchicago.com.
We sincerely hope to see you at one of the events around town! We will also be hosting a come-and-go open house on Saturday, October 6 at the distillery, 2-4pm. For the full schedule, visit the CSW website, and you can also keep up on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/chicagocraftspirits.