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Heartland Spirits Fest
May 20, 2017 @12:00 pm-5:00 pm$29
There’s a movement going on. And it’s rooted right here in the heartland. It’s a movement driven by the deeply midwestern values of hard work and creation. We grow things here. And out of this place came a new wave of craft spirits. Whiskies, vodkas, gins, tequilas, rums, all created by humans using unique methods and ingredients and pushing the boundaries of their craft. Heartland Spirits Fest is a new kind of festival designed to celebrate a new kind of spirit. It’s a celebration of food and drink that’s been grown, distilled, created, and served-up in the heartland.
Spirit events can be a bit stuffy. We hate that. We hate that they tend to be industry-only parties with $300 tickets in fancy ballrooms and a bunch of stuck-up people in nice suits, sipping pours from bottles the rest of us would never buy. The Heartland Spirits Fest is different. It’s about craft spirits and cocktails, farm-to-table food, and the people that make it. It’s not a trade show. Not an “industry insiders” event. It’s not a marketing event. It’s a fest. And one hell of a good party.
Chicago Bourbon’s founder, William Reigle, will be judging the Heartland Spirits Fest Whiskey Competition taking place at CH Distillery on Thursday May 18th. More than 60 craft whiskeys are entered into the competition and 30 craft distillers will be pouring those and more at the public festival on Saturday May 20th from 12:00 – 5:00pm at the Concord Music Hall.
Get your tickets for Saturday’s event right here, use code ‘CHICAGO’ for discounted tickets!