Top Whiskey Events in Chicago [June and July 2018]


Chicago, the Windy City, is not just famous for its delicious hot dogs and astonishing architectural designs. It is also a place where alcohol lovers can taste and experience the best varieties of whiskeys and bourbons. Clueless on where to find it? Fuss no more. The Social Scene Team will be taking you on a tour of the Top Whiskey Events in Chicago where you can enjoy the finest “water of life”.


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Back and Forth Across the Pond: A Whiskey Tasting

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST

Vom Fass Lincoln Square, 4755 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625



Whiskeys Around the World


Vom Fass will take you on a trip around the whiskey world through Back and Forth Across the Pond: A Whiskey Tasting. In this event, guests will have the opportunity to taste the different kinds of whiskeys from America, Ireland and Scotland and a special single malt from India. The event will begin at seven in the evening and each ticket will comprise of some small apps and a whiskey flight.   


Irish Coffee Day Whiskey Tasting

Friday, January 25, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CST

4755 N Lincoln Ave, 4755 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625


A taste of Teeling Whiskey’s bourbon


Experience the authentic and exquisite taste of Irish coffee and whiskey with Irish Coffee Day Whiskey Tasting. At $35 per person, guests can have the best of both worlds – a relaxing cup of coffee and an exciting shot of bourbon from Teeling Whiskey. Not only that, a lovely Teeling whiskey glass will be provided as an additional giveaway after the event.


Whiskey, Women & Cars: Whiskey Tasting Event

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM CST

The Reservoir, 844 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613


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The Whiskey, Women & Cars: Whiskey Tasting Event is an exciting celebration of whiskey and womanhood. At $20 per entry, guests will have an opportunity to taste six to eight brands of whiskey and a raffle ticket for their fun prizes. Also, you can have the chance to socialize and mingle with people who have sufficient familiarity with whiskey and cars and attending the event helps the Blessons for Women Organization, since a portion of the fees will be donated to them.


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2019 Chicago Winter Whiskey Tasting Festival

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CST

Concrete Cowboy (646 N Franklin St) and Trophy Room (170 W Ontario St), Chicago, Illinois 60622


Warming up at the Winter Whiskey Tasting Festival


Enjoy the last Saturday of January by attending the 2019 Chicago Winter Whiskey Tasting Festival. Experience the exciting perks of this bourbon feast such as a two-hour whiskey tasting, fifteen tasting tickets and cool giveaways for VIP ticket purchasers. The featured whiskey brands in this tasting event include Cutwater Bourbon, Brenne, Highland Park and CH Distillery.


Japanese Whisky Tasting

Monday, January 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST

Craft and Barrel, 1433 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657


Have some Japanese Whisky


Curious about whiskeys and bourbons from the beautiful country of Japan? Come and visit the Japanese Whisky Tasting at the Craft and Barrel, Chicago. Get to know the unique blend of this type of whiskey and learn something new about the flavors of Japan. Seats are limited so it is a must to register or get to the event early.


Chicago Whiskey Festival

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST

Old Crow Smokehouse River North, 149 West Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL 60654


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With over thirty types of whiskey selections from all around the globe, the Chicago Whiskey Festival is one of the top choices for an authentic whiskey experience. General admission tickets include a three-hour tasting of scotch and bourbons while VIP ticket holders can have an extra hour of tasting from 12 PM to 1 PM. They will also have the chance to experience new and unique whiskey tastings and one-on-one interactions with distillers.


The Fluid History of Irish Whiskey

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CST

Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 North Knox Avenue, Room 109, Chicago, IL 60630


Know the roots of Irish Whiskey


Get to know the roots and origin of the famed Irish whiskey by joining The Fluid History of Irish Whiskey event. For two hours, whiskey educator Martin C. Duffy will give new and exciting insights regarding the different blends of this drink and how it is produced. There will also be whiskey tastings during the duration of the event, so it is definitely a fun way of learning.





Whiskey 101 Class


The Cocktail 101 Class – Hacking Whiskey is a lecture dedicated for whiskey lovers and beginners. In this event, participants will be given information regarding the basics and fundamentals of whiskey and cocktail service. They will be taught the essentials of whiskey tasting, blending and mixing for two hours. So, if you love whiskey or just curious about it, this is the perfect class for you!


Interested in whiskey events? Save 20% at our Summer Whiskey Tasting Festival June 29. Use code DWF (drink with friends).

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Over-Proofed Whiskey Event - Exploring How Proof Affects Whiskey

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM CST

Mordecai, 3632 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613


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Are you curious and interested if proof effects whiskey? Join the Women Who Whiskey Chicago as they answer this question in the Over Proofed Whiskey Event – Exploring How Proof Affects Whiskey. The said organization is lining up with the experts at Mordecai to help them unravel if proof really has an effect with the whiskey strength. The event will start with a welcome cocktail and will be capped off with a whiskey tasting including Mordecai’s 1792 Bourbon and some light appetizers.


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