Whiskey Acres Spirits
You can enjoy our products right here at our tasting room, or at locations throughout Illinois including Binny's, Whole Foods, Schnuck's, Hy-Vee, Mariano's, Royal Wren, etc. If you don't see us on the shelf, please ask for us by name!
Straight Bourbon: Our bourbon contains wheat as a secondary grain which helps create a softer, more rounded spirit. It's earned several medals at international tasting competitions. This stuff is good.
Rye: We've got a "high" rye (75% rye) for those of you who prefer your whiskey with a bit of a kick! Not to fear though because we use a very particular strain of rye known for having the presence of a vanilla note to soften the blow. YUM!
Vodka: Our vodka is special. Just ask anyone who has been here to visit. Made of 100% corn raised right here on the farm, it is smooth, clean and refreshingly different. Every day we have customers tell us it is one of the best vodkas they've ever tasted. It's recently been awarded a gold medal at the Denver International Spirits Competition, a silver medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and a bronze medal at the American Craft Spirits Tasting Competition.
Artisan Series: Ever had a bourbon made from blue popcorn? How about green Oaxacan heirloom corn? Sweetcorn perhaps? Sometimes we get a bit adventurous around here. We've got these and more sitting in barrels in very limited quantities. Patience Grasshopper. They're coming - but if you want to know when you'd better sign up for our newsletter (click the contact link above).
May we suggest these cocktails:
BOURBON SLUSH - PARTY TIME!!!
9 cups water, divided
3 black tea bags
2 cups sugar
2 cans of frozen lemonade concentrate
1 can of frozen orange juice concentrate
2 cups of Whiskey Acres Bourbon
Ginger Ale for a splash finish
In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to boil. Add tea bags and allow to seep for 10 minutes. Discard teabags. Stir in sugar until completely dissolved.
In large container, combine tea/sugar mixture, lemon and orange juice concentrates, water and bourbon
Pour into a flat tupperware container and freeze for 4-6 hours, or over night if possible.
Serve using an ice cream scoop. Top with a splash of ginger ale.
BOURBON MILK PUNCH
1.75 oz Whiskey Acres Bourbon
4 oz Whole Milk
Tbsp of Maple Syrup
Tsp of Vanilla extract
Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker and shake well.
Pour over ice and top with cinnamon and nutmeg.
2-oz. Whiskey Acres RYE Whiskey
4-5-oz. Ginger Ale
2-3 dashes of ORANGE BITTERS
Combine ingredients over ice in rocks glass. Stir. Serve with maraschino cherry and/or orange wheel.
BOURBON N BLUES
2-oz. Whiskey Acres Straight Bourbon
6-oz. Lemonade (use the good stuff)
Tbsp of Blueberry Syrup
Blueberries for garnish
Fill glass with ice and add the bourbon. Swirl in the blueberry syrup. Add lemonade. Stir will. Garnish with blueberries.
2-oz. Whiskey Acres Bourbon or RYE
.5-oz. simple syrup
1 brandied cherry
1 orange wedge
2 dashes of angostura bitters
In a mixing glass; muddle cherry, orange wedge and bitters. Add simple syrup and Whiskey. Fill glass ¾ of the way with ice and stir until chilled. Pour into rocks glass.
2-oz. Whiskey Acres Bourbon
.5-oz. lime juice
4-5 oz. ginger beer
In a cocktail shaker, add Whiskey Acres Bourbon and lime juice. Quickly shake over ice and then add the ginger beer to incorporate all flavors. If topping off the drink, it will be layered and not balanced. Pour over ice in a Collins glass and garnish with a lime wheel.