| In Fine Spirits Bottleshop: Events, Tastings, and Reminders|
June 13, 2012
JOURNEYMAN RAVENSWOOD RYE TASTING: TONIGHT AT 6 PM!
Journeyman Distillery's Ravenswood Rye
is HERE! To celebrate, we're having a special tasting at the bottleshop tonight from 6-8 pm. Less than 360 of the limited-release bottles are being released for the Chicago market, so this is one of a few chances to get your paws on one -
as well as get a taste of several other awesome spirits in Journeyman's collection.
This batch of Ravenswood Rye is the first that has been produced at the Journeyman distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan - the first batch created when the folks at Journeyman were working as apprentices at Chicago's own Koval Distillery. The new mash bill consists of the same balance of rye and wheat as the first batch, with the wheat coming from the great state of Michigan and the rye from Minnesota. Master Distiller Bill Welter focused on a similar flavor profile (hints of butterscotch on the nose, smoothness on the palate only found with organic grain), but the use of different grain sources, and a different still, could provide some pleasant and unique surprises.
Since the beginning of June, we've been offering a pre-sale price on both the 375 ml and the 750 ml bottles - and we plan to honor that through the end of this evening. To get the 375 ml bottle for $25 ($4 off the regular price), click HERE. If you're going for the 750 ml bottle for $45 (also $4 off the regular price), click HERE. And, if you'd like to decorate your mantle with the other Journeyman spirits, we also carry Road's End Rum, W.R White Whiskey, and Bilberry Black Hearts Gin.
A-VILLE FARMERS MARKET SIX-PACK-PLUS SALE
In addition to the Journeyman tasting, we're excited about another event tonight - the return of the Andersonville Farmers Market for the summer and fall months. The return of the market also signals the return of our A-Ville Farmer's Market Six-Pack-Plus sale.
Each Wednesday during the Andersonville Farmer's Market, the IFS bottleshop will discount your entire purchase 15% (not valid with any other discount or on allocated items) when you fill your reusable In Fine Spirits six-bottle canvas tote with six or more wines, craft brews, and spirits. Don't have a tote? No problem! Purchase one at the shop for $3.
We offer this special EVERY Wednesday for the duration of the market, so don't miss out on this weekly deal - and think of all the EXTRA potables you could purchase with the cash you save.
SATURDAY TASTING LINE-UP
Bring your father out for a bit of wine this weekend (Saturday, June 16) from 3-6 pm...here's the line-up!
* Spanish White Guerrilla 2010 Chardonnay
* Gavanza 2006 Rioja
* Matsu 2010 "El Picaro"
* Matsu 2008 'El Recio"
* Matsu 2008 "El Viejo"
FATHER'S DAY GIFTS: WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED
Speaking of fathers...dads are kinda hard to shop for sometimes, right? Well, we've come up with a few booze and beer-related gifts that might make gift-giving just a tad bit easier:
* Manhattan Gift Set: 375 ml of IFS Buffalo Trace, Andrew Quady's Vya Sweet Vermouth, Luxardo cherries and Peychaud's bitters - all conveniently boxed up and ready to go for $66!
* IFS Single-Barrel Bourbon Selection Three-Pack: Three bottles (one each of IFS Buffalo Trace (750 ml), Old Weller Antique 107 Proof (750 ml), and Elmer T. Lee (750 ml) for $89 (Buy one for Dad...and yourself! At least, that's what we'd do for that price!).
* Mix-and-match any of our single bottled craft brews to make a custom six pack for Dad. Prices for the six-packs vary depending on which brews you choose (hey, that rhymes!).
There will be a few of the Manhattan and Bourbon gift boxes on hand at the bottleshop, but if you'd like to make sure there's one for you to give in time for Father Day, call us at 773.506.9463 and we'll be happy to set one aside for you!