Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.

From Seed to Spirit

OPEN FRI/SAT 1:30-8:30, SUN 1:30-5:30

Tours at the top of each hour until 90min. before closing.

Or ask for us in your favorite store, restaurant or bar!

 

 


Whiskey Acres Dinner at the Willow Creek Farm in Urbana, IL
Oct
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Whiskey Acres Dinner at the Willow Creek Farm in Urbana, IL

Join our co-founder Nick Nagele and our friends at Willow Creek Farm in Urbana for an awesome Farm to Table dinner. $100 gets you this awesome 5-course meal and cocktail pairing. Space is limited. Book quickly!

http://www.vpicasso.com/shop/march-dinner-on-willow-creek-farm-1-pxehj-lta38

First Course:
Borscht
Bone marrow, pumpernickel, dill
Vodka Martini

Second course:
Seared scallops
Brussels sprout Kim chi, smoked scallop congee
Midwest Mule

Third Course:
Duck confit ravioli
Oyster mushrooms, figs, browned butter
Bourbon Neat

Fourth Course
Filet mignon
Celery root, pomegranate, broccolini
Rye Manhattan
 
Dessert Course
Sweet potato bread pudding
Pecans, whiskey sauce
Bourbon Milk Punch

http://www.vpicasso.com/shop/march-dinner-on-willow-creek-farm-1-pxehj-lta38

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Blue Bourbon and the Bandit Movie Screening at Whiskey Acres
Sep
23
1:30pm 1:30pm

Blue Bourbon and the Bandit Movie Screening at Whiskey Acres

Celebrate the third release of our Artisan Series: Blue Popcorn Bourbon.

We'll open at 1:30 PM, and have tours throughout the day, with the LAST tour starting at 6 PM (THERE WILL BE NO 7 PM TOUR).

Lukulos will be here with their food truck serving some awesome whiskey themed food from 4-9 PM.

Pilot Knob Comforts will also be here from 4-9 PM popping corn and sharing their Shaman Blue Popcorn (the same type of popcorn we made the bourbon from).

Finally, we will be showing Smokey and the Bandit on a big screen on our north lawn from 7:30 - 9:15 PM.

Bring an appetite. Bring a friend. And bring a lawn chair!!!

NO FEE OR TICKET REQUIRED FOR THE MOVIE.
THIS 'SHINE ONLY' EVENT. RAIN DATE TBD.

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Artisan Series #3: Blue Popcorn Bourbon release
Sep
22
1:30pm 1:30pm

Artisan Series #3: Blue Popcorn Bourbon release

The first bottles of our Artisan Series Blue Popcorn Bourbon will be available for sale on Friday, Sept 22 at 1:30 PM. 
$29.99 per bottle. 3 bottles per person limit.
You may mix and match with our bourbon, rye or vodka to get a 6 pak case discount (10%). 

Bottle quanities are very limited, so no tastes will be avaialble. 
Check out the Axis of Whiskey (http://bit.ly/2xdNWnA) review if you'd like some thoughts on the whiskey before you purchase.

Come back on Saturday, Sept 23 at 7:30 PM to enjoy our Bourbon and the Bandit movie night where we'll be screening Smokey and the Bandit.

Cheers!

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Sep
9
4:00pm 4:00pm

Evening with Innovators

Saturday September 9, 2017 (rain date Sept. 23) 4:00 – 8:00 pm

Red Home Farm, 13459 Tower Road, Lee, IL 60530

Tickets $125 each

A Farm to Table Dinner event featuring:

 Dinner prepared by Chef/Farmer Bryan Flower and local area students  locally produced cocktails and beverages (coffee and water) on the green provided by: Whiskey Acres, Jonamac Orchards, Waterman Winery and ForgeBrewery

Traditional pig roast (pig raised at Red Home Farm), Vegetables grown by DeKalb County Community Gardens, and dessert and coffee by a bonfire

Presentations by Area Innovators: “TED Talk” format including:

 Tracy Jones – 2017 Master Farmer award from Prairie Farmer

 Kevin McArter & guest – Resource Bank “Be A Farmer”

 Mike Holland – Kish Water Reclamation District

 Heidi Wright – Suter Inc.

 Bryan Flower – Generational cooking

 Jerry C. Blazey & Dr. Melissa Lenczewski –

Environment, Sustainability, and Energy - NIU

Proceeds to Benefit: DeKalb County Community Gardens, Walnut Grove Vocational Farm AND DAAHA (DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association)

 

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Aug
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Morton Arboretum Farm to Table Dinner

Come experience elegant outdoor dining surrounded in natural beauty. This one-of-a-kind meal features fresh, local ingredients expertly prepared and served under the White Pine Pavilion. Join us for a night of delicious, farm-fresh food and enjoy live music on an enchanted summer evening. 

All paired with Whiskey Acres cocktails! 

August 25, 2017
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Dinner served at 6:30 p.m.
White Pine Pavilion on the Concert Lawn near the Visitor Center

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Aug
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Morton Arboretum Farm to Table Dinner Featuring Whiskey Acres

Come experience elegant outdoor dining surrounded in natural beauty. This one-of-a-kind meal features fresh, local ingredients expertly prepared and served under the White Pine Pavilion. Join us for a night of delicious, farm-fresh food and enjoy live music on an enchanted summer evening. 

All paired with Whiskey Acres cocktails! 

August 24, 2017
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Dinner served at 6:30 p.m.
White Pine Pavilion on the Concert Lawn near the Visitor Center

 

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Aug
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Grown Up Play Date at Morton Arboretum Featuring a Whiskey Acres Tasting

Get in touch with your inner child at Grown-Up Play Date in the Children’s Garden on  August 18, 2017. For kids ages 21 and older ONLY!

How to have the most summer fun: First you must sip some Whiskey Acres Bourbon, then..

  • Kick off your shoes and splash in Wonder Pond
  • Climb and slide on the roots playground
  • Pick up sidewalk chalk and create a masterpiece
  • Play a game of giant jenga, connect 4, kerplunk, and other nostalgic games
  • Sit down and learn to fold an origami tree or critter
  • Challenge a friend to a game of hopscotch or tic-tac-toe
  • Meet the Children's Garden friendly turtle, Trixie
  • Sing along and dance to the music of a live band, Dick Diamond and the Dusters

 

Join us for a night of childhood fun in the Children's Garden as you explore, climb, and slide through all the wonders of our four-acre garden. All kids must be 21+ to attend.

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Aug
17
8:15pm 8:15pm

Beer and Whiskey Dinner at Stockholm's in Geneva, IL

This is night 2 of 2 whiskey dinners at Stockholm's.  This night will be hosted by our co-founder, Nick Nagele.

$75 per person  (Tax & Tip Included)
Reservation & Deposit Required! CALL Stockholm's @ 630.208.7070 to make your reservation.

Cantaloupe Pork Belly Salad
Ribboned cantaloupe, flash fried pork Belly, candied walnuts and crumbled goat cheese tossed with baby arugula in a white balsamic vinaigrette

Paired with Viking Red Ale

Bacon wrapped Bison Meatballs
Fresh ground bison, mint and mixed herb meatballs wrapped with cherrywood smoked bacon and stewed in a fresh mint BBQ sauce

Paired with Whiskey Acres Bourbon Mint Julep

Twin Filet Medallions
Grilled to perfection laid over cream corned potato mash, topped with a mixed mushroom peppercorn Whiskey Acres Bourbon cream sauce and flash fried leeks

Paired with bourbon Barrel Aged beer

Grilled Peaches
Fresh Georgia peaches seasoned with Galena garlics spiced Demerara sugar rub and grilled topped with Gindos habanero honey sauce served with Graham's vanilla ice cream

Paired with Whiskey Acres Rye Old Fashioned

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Aug
16
8:15pm 8:15pm

Beer and Whiskey Dinner at Stockholm's in Geneva, IL

This is night 1 of 2 whiskey dinners at Stockholm's.  This night will be hosted by our head distiller, Rob Wallace.

$75 per person  (Tax & Tip Included)
Reservation & Deposit Required! CALL Stockholm's @ 630.208.7070 to make your reservation.

Cantaloupe Pork Belly Salad
Ribboned cantaloupe, flash fried pork Belly, candied walnuts and crumbled goat cheese tossed with baby arugula in a white balsamic vinaigrette

Paired with Viking Red Ale

Bacon wrapped Bison Meatballs
Fresh ground bison, mint and mixed herb meatballs wrapped with cherrywood smoked bacon and stewed in a fresh mint BBQ sauce

Paired with Whiskey Acres Bourbon Mint Julep

Twin Filet Medallions
Grilled to perfection laid over cream corned potato mash, topped with a mixed mushroom peppercorn Whiskey Acres Bourbon cream sauce and flash fried leeks

Paired with bourbon Barrel Aged beer

Grilled Peaches
Fresh Georgia peaches seasoned with Galena garlics spiced Demerara sugar rub and grilled topped with Gindos habanero honey sauce served with Graham's vanilla ice cream

Paired with Whiskey Acres Rye Old Fashioned

 

 

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Illinois Made Shoreline Sightseeing Cruise Featuring Whiskey Acres
Aug
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

Illinois Made Shoreline Sightseeing Cruise Featuring Whiskey Acres

Whiskey Acres is proud to be a featured Illinois Made business, and excited to partner with Shoreline Sightseeing on August 4 for a Whiskey Cruise.

We'll cruise from 8:00-9:30pm.   Boarding begins at 7:45.

The boat will be docked at Ogden Slip which is at the Southwest Corner of Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier.  There is quite a bit of parking in the area at Navy Pier (west garage) as well as public garages. 

Tickets can be purchased here.  $49/pp.  Must be 21.

 

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Jul
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Whiskey Acres Cocktail Party @ Heritage Prairie Farm in Elburn, IL

Join us at Heritage Prairie Farm for a night of awesome cocktails and delicious food. Click here for reservations.  or call 630-443-5989. 

Cocktails:

The Tallulah - Whiskey Acres Bourbon, peanut orgeat, glass bottled Coke, whole roasted salted Peanuts

Cochon Bloody Mary -  Whiskey Acres Vodka, olives, hot sauce, garlic, beef stock, lemon, lime and mustard seed

Sir Isaac Newton - apple cider, cinnamon, apple brandy

Southern Screwdriver - Whiskey Acre Vodka infused with jalapeno, basil, and orange

Pecan Whiskey Daisy - Whiskey Acres Rye, pecan orgeat, lemon, raspberry

Food

Scallop Crudo Wrap - grapefruit, ginger, pink peppercorn, dried medusa

Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich - tomato, ham

Hush puppies with white sauce

Peaches & Cream - marscapone, honey, mint

Chicken Friend Bacon with gravy

Potato Rolls with whipped honey butter

Low Country Boil - potatoes, corn, scallions, shrimp, snow crab, sausage

Apple Brown Better with marshmallow cream

$100/person includes tax, gratuity, cocktails and food.  

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Jul
15
3:00pm 3:00pm

Whiskey Acres Tasting at the Yorkville River Fest

Whiskey Acres Distilling Company will be hosting a whiskey tasting during the Yorkville River Fest! Four, 30 minute sessions will be offered at 3:00pm, 3:45pm, 4:30pm, and 5:15pm.

For $10/person, participants will enjoy three 1⁄4 oz tastes of Whiskey Acres bourbon, rye and vodka as well as one craft cocktail while learning about the history of whiskey production and about Whiskey’s Acres' estate distillery.

Sessions are limited to 30 people, so pre-registration is encouraged and can be completed online at www.yorkvilleparksandrecreation.com. Registration will be taken the day of the
event as space allows.

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Jun
17
3:00pm 3:00pm

Back Country Roads Live Acoustic Set

Join us for a free acoustic set featuring Kyle and Courtney of Back Country Roads. They'll be playing from 3-5 PM.  come thirsty, bring a lawn chair AND an appetite because:

Lukalos will also be onsite from 1:30 - 7 (or until they sell out) with their food truck serving a custom, gourmet menu made exclusively for Whiskey Acres.  


Food will be available from 1:30 - 7 (or when they sell out).

Cheers!

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Jun
10
4:30pm 4:30pm

2017 Blue & Roots on Water Street Festival - Featuring Whiskey Acres

The 2017 Blues & Roots on Water Street festival is set for Saturday, June 10. The event will take place at the Kiss The Sky and Water Street Studios complex. Two stages … six artists … food and beverage … all taking place inside and within the friendly confines of the Kiss and Water Street Studios (and the BEI Dock).

The doors to the festival will open at 4:30pm with the first performance being scheduled to kick things off on the Roots Stage at 5pm.

Whiskey Acres will be hosting a tasting from 5-7 PM, led by co-founder Nick Nagele.  You'll also be able to purchase cocktails all evening featuring Whiskey Acres Bourbon, Whiskey Acres Rye and Whiskey Acres Vodka.

The first 300 tickets purchased in advance are $25. After that, the price will increase to $30. So, it’s a good idea to get them early and cheap. Last year, the festival sold out and people were turned away at the door the day of.

Tickets and performance schedule can be found here.

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Jun
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Great American Whiskey Tasting at Evergreen Park Binny's

Join one of co-founders, Nick Nagele, for a whiskey tasting at the Evergreen Park Binny's. We'll be on hand along with several other American whiskey distilleries showcasing our proudly American made spirits. Don't forget to bring dad so he can pick out his own Father's Day gift!

Free with Binny's Card.

3447 W 95th St
Evergreen Park, IL 60805

708-237-7660

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Apr
22
1:00pm 1:00pm

Beer, Bourbon and Bacon Fest in Champaign

Bourbon, Beer and Bacon Festival Champaign
Ticket Link:
https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/12207

Bourbon, Beer & Bacon is taking place April 22nd, from 2pm until 8pm at Leadbelly's Links, Drinks and Arcade, Champaign, Il. Admission to the event will be $5.00. The first 300 to enter and say they like bourbon will receive a limited edition shot glass, the first 300 to enter and say they like beer will receive a limited edition beer sampler glass. You can also purchase advance tickets online and guarantee yourself one of those 300 limited edition glasses if you don’t want to risk taking the chance in line.

With your $5.00 entry fee you will have a chance to sample a handful of free products, however all other samples will be priced with tickets. ALL drink tickets will be sold at .75 cents each. Spirits will be sampled in 1/4 oz. tastings and beers will be sampled out in 3oz. tastings. Most samples will be priced between 1 and 3 tickets… HOWEVER, the rare finds, small batches and limited production items will likely take more tickets to sample. The event will feature over 100 bourbons, scotch’s, whiskeys, ryes and other spirits many of which we have been collecting for over a year and are in very limited supply. There will also be roughly 20 different local, regional and national craft breweries represented for you beer lovers that attend.

BRING ON THE BACON!!!

The event will also include two bacon eating contests, bacon inspired drinks, foods, snacks and other items (please note that all food and vendor items must be purchased with cash your tickets are for drinks only). 

Join us at the stage for one of the many seminars, panels or demonstrations hosted by our sponsors… Jim Beam, Woodford, American Born Moonshine, Copper and Kings, Bird Dog Whisky, Whiskey Acres, Koval, Blaum and many more! 

As the event gets closer we will publish a complete listing of products, seminars and other events within the event. thanks again, see you soon!!

Ticket Link:
https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/12207

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Mar
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

Lincolnshire Country Club Whiskey Dinner

Join us for an amazing dinner pairing. Enjoy our line of farmcrafted whiskeys with delicious cuisine of Chef Mark. Our co-founder Nick Nagele will be on hand to share his passion and insight on each of the offerings.

Email Kjackson@heritagewinecellars.com for reservations.

$40 per person plus Tax and Gratuity. 

~ Hors d oeuvres ~ Cheese Tray Featuring Local Cheeses Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms Meatballs with Chipotle Peach Barbecue Sauce

~ Appetizer ~ Seared Scallop, Lobster Ravioli, Wasabi Honey Aioli  Whiskey Acres Vodka Martini

~ Soup ~ Wild Mushroom & Caramelized Onions in a Rich Red Wine Demi Broth topped with Melted Aged Gouda Cheese   Midwest Mule

~ Entrée ~ Roasted Short Rib of Beef with Bourbon Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Crispy Pancetta Seared Brussel Sprouts, Chocolate Demi, Tomato Dust  Rye Manhattan

~ Dessert ~ Campfire Callebaut Chocolate Smores House Made Graham Crackers, Chocolate Truffle Marshmallow, Cinnamon Campfire   Bourbon Milk Punch

 

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Mar
24
5:00pm 5:00pm

Standard Market Westmont Bite Club featuring Bourbon and Bacon

Join us at the Westmont Standard Market on Friday, March 24th for the BOURBON and BACON themed Bite Club event.  Each department in the Market will create a dish utilizing bacon, and will pair with a whiskey partner.  You'll have to come to the event to find out what department Whiskey Acres will be matched up with.

It's only $10 to stroll through the Market and eat/drink. Hopefully you'll find a new favorite bottle of Whiskey Acres to take home. 

333 East Ogden Avenue  Westmont, Illinois 60559 630 366 7030

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Feb
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Pour Your Heart Out Fundraiser

Please join Whiskey Acres as we pour tastings at the The Anti-Cruelty Society's a 4th Annual Pour Your Heart Out fundraiser, benefitting the 50,000 homeless animals the Society cares for each year. The event will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd from 6-8 p.m.

This premier event includes: delicious hors d’oeuvres, a raffle, a wine pull, and tasting stations featuring a variety of beer, wine, and Whiskey Acres spirits.

Reservations are $65 until Wednesday, February 22nd, and $70 the day of the event. Business casual attire (jeans prohibited). For more information, please contact Special Events Manager, Christine at cnatarelli@anticruelty.org or (312) 645-8006.

Purchase your advance ticket today by clicking here.

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Feb
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Living Well Cancer Resource Center 12th Annual Winter Gala

Experience the delicious indulgences of an evening in Morocco, with exotic food, music dancing, live auctions, entertainment and a cocktail bar featuring Whiskey Acres spirits.

The home of Ed and Karen French will be transformed into a secret Marrakech hideaway for one unforgettable evening.

Black tie optional. Tickets $250/person.

Contact Lori Hansen for tickets, 630-315-6805 or lhansen@livingwellcrc.org

Space is limited, so don't wait!

 

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Dec
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Seasonal Tasting at Wonderland Express at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Come to drink in the best of the season. Join us for tastings of local spirits, wine, and winter brews, while you enjoy the surrounding Wonderland Express exhibition with trains and more than 80 Chicago landmarks. Guests check in at Burnstein Hall and receive a wristband, tasting glass, and tasting sheet. Light fare and drinks will be available for purchase.

Advance: member/nonmember: $25/$30
Day-of: member/nonmember: $28/$33

Must be 21 or older to attend event; valid ID card must be shown.
Standard parking fees apply.
Ticket price includes tasting glass, wristband to participate in tastings, tasting guide, and access to Wonderland Express.

http://www.chicagobotanic.org/cheers

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Nov
25
to Nov 27

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

We are celebrating Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and the close of our fantastic season all weekend long by giving you an extra 10% off of bottles and gifts, and 20% OFF 6 BOTTLE CASES (mix & match). 

Fri/Sat: 1:30 - 8:30, Sun 1:30 - 5:30.  

Tours begin every hour on the hour.  Last tour departs 90 mins before close.

We will close for the season on 11/27 and reopen in the Spring of 2017.

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Nov
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Whiskey Acres/Sycamore HyVee Whiskey Dinner

 

This fantastic dinner is held at the Community Room at Sycamore HyVee. Menu includes:

"Horse's Neck" Whiskey Acres Bourbon, Ginger Ale, Homemade Citrus Bitters, Lemon

1st course: Charcuterie platter; an assortment of cured & smoked meats, gourmet cheeses and an array of relishes, mustards and spreads served with baguette crostini.

Whiskey Acres Rye, Neat

2nd course: Avocado stacks; fresh avocado timbales filled with crab meat and topped with a tomato concasse served with parmesan tuiles.

Whiskey Acres Vodka, Chilled or Rocks

3rd course: Chicken Española: tender chunks of chicken in a rich tomato, roasted pepper sauce served over herbed couscous.

"Midwest Margarita" Whiskey Acres Unaged Corn Whiskey, Cointreau, Lime Juice, Sugar.

4th course: Cider marinated duck breast: succulent duck breasts marinated in apple cider then grilled, served with duchess sweet potatoes and sautéed fresh green beans and peppers.

"Barn Door" Whiskey Acres Rye, Ginger Ale, Grenadine, Orange Bitters.

5th course: Mint chocolate mousse tartlet: creamy mint chocolate mousse in flaky shell served on a raspberry coulis.

Whiskey Acres Bourbon, Water or Rocks.

Limited seating, reservations in advance please, $50 per person

Call HyVee @ 815-756-6174  for reservations.

2700 Dekalb Ave, Sycamore, IL 60178

https://www.hy-vee.com/stores/calendar/detail.aspx?m=11&y=2016&event=104023&s=978

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