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Whiskey Walks at the Arboretum

  • Morton Arboretum 4100 Illinois 53 Lisle, IL, 60532 United States (map)

Join us at the Morton Arboretum for a hike and whiskey tasting.

Oaks are an essential part of whiskey making, and an essential part of Illinois’s history, too! There are so many reasons to get to know oaks. Arboretum experts will fill you in on all-things-oak during a 45-minute guided hike through the East Woods.

After your hike, return to the covered Big Rock Visitor Station and quench your thirst with a whiskey tasting hosted by us!  As you sip, learn the history, lore, and distilling process of this popular American spirit. You’ll never drink whiskey the same way again.

Instructors: Kris Bachtell, Vice President of Collections and Facilities; Mark McKinney, Natural Resources Supervisor; Nick Nagele, Co Founder of Whiskey Acres
Notes: Held outdoors. Ages 21+. Limit 20 per section

Course number N023

Schedule and Location

Saturday, September 22, 2018, noon to 1:30 p.m., 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., or 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Big Rock Visitor Station

  • Section A: noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • Section B: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Section C: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$39.00 member

$46.00 nonmember

Registration Information

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.


Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.