Various brands took part at the 2018 Chicago Spirits & Food Tasting Cruise held on the Valara VI Yacht on August 4th. Attendees enjoyed and tasted local Chicago spirits on the cruise that also provided good entertainment and more surprises.
Social Scene president and co-founder William Holdeman describes the event, “We were very excited to host the first annual Chicago Tasting Cruise with local Chicago cuisine, spirits, our one of kind Chicago skyline and an intimate cruise on Lake Michigan. What a beautiful day, with a great group of attendees, partnering brands and the amazing crew from Valara VI.”
1. Aviation American Gin
First on the list is Aviation American Gin, a brand inspired by aircrafts and taking flight. It has an amazing story of how bartender Ryan Magarian fancied gin mixes from pre-Prohibition era. This growing interest in classic cocktails, then characterized as spirits that are never masked, resulted in establishing the line with the nation’s best distillers. He literally flew from Seattle to Portland to unmask the brand known as Aviation American Gin today.
2. Crafthouse Cocktails
Crafthouse Cocktails made it to the list of the top brands at the tasting cruise because of its distinctive blend. It uses only fresh and natural ingredients which make the beverages tastier than the rest of the other brands. The cocktails include Gold Rush, Moscow Mule, Paloma, and South Side.
“Our vision was to take classic cocktails and then source the best ingredients from around the world to properly balance them. These drinks were not created in the boardroom, but instead come from people who have dedicated their life to hospitality, the study of spirits and the history and art of bartending,” Crafthouse Cocktails official website reveals.
3. Tyku Sake
Regarded as “the clean alternative to wine” according to its website, Tyku Sake deserves a standing ovation for showcasing its tastes during the tasting cruise hosted by Social Scene. It is also organic with lower acidity, no sulfites, no tannins, is gluten-free and non-GMO. After all, this is what a certain group of health-conscious individuals are looking for.
Tyku Sake is the leader in this niche, being the best-tasting and fastest-growing Japanese sake in the United States made with premium non-GMO rice, handmade koji, yeast, and pure soft water.
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Jon Lindley Agustin
Professional Content Writer