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Tastings and Local Spirits

By Amy Cavanaugh |

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                            Journeyman Distillery

Journeyman Distillery

You’ve got two chances to try spirits from Michigan’s Journeyman Distillery for free this month. First, pop in to Provenance Food & Wine’s Lincoln Square location on Saturday from 2 to 5 pm for a tasting of different spirits. Then, head up to Big Jones, where the distillery’s rye is the March Whiskey of the Month. Secure a Bourbon Society passport (just ask for one), and you’ll get a free pour of the whiskey with any food purchase.

Evanston-based FEW Spirits and Atwood Café are hosting “FEW Kids on the Block,” a dinner on March 18 that features a tasting menu and cocktails all made by local chefs and bartenders under the age of 30. The chefs are Atwood Café’s Derek Simcik, Farmhouse Chicago’s Eric Mansavage, Filini Bar & Restaurant’s William Johnson, and Billy Sunday’s John Vermiglio. Bartenders, who will be using FEW Spirits in their cocktails, are Carriage House’s Sterling Field, Billy Sunday’s Alex Bachman, Sable Kitchen & Bar’s Alex Renshaw, Atwood Café’s Ray Anguiano, and Tortoise Club’s Patrick Hunter. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the dinner will be donated to the Chicago Food Depository.

Atwood Café
1 West Washington Street, Chicago
(312) 368-1900

Provenance Food & Wine
2312 West Leland Avenue, Chicago
(773) 784-2314

Big Jones
5347 North Clark Street, Chicago
(773) 275-5725