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Taste of History with Old Forester

March 14, 2019 @6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Old Forester Discover and Taste


Discover and taste history with Old Forester at Wells Street Market

About this Event

Old Forester is not only America’s 1st bottled Bourbon, it’s also the longest running distilled Bourbon on the market. Learn more about the distillery’s storied past and taste it firsthand at this Wells Street Market event. Tickets include education from Master Taster Jackie Zykan and Brown-Forman ambassadors, and a 1/4 oz. sample each of Old Forester 1870, Old Forester 1897 and Old Forester 1920. Small bites and a small welcome beverage from Grand Central Bar are included, and guests can purchase food from other Wells Street Market restaurants. In addition, there’ll be Old Forester giveaways and special surprises.

More about Old Forester and Master Taster Jackie Zykan: A truly rare and distinctive occasion took place in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1870. When George Garvin Brown sealed Bourbon in a bottle for the very first time, he did so knowing it would guarantee quality and consistency for Bourbon lovers everywhere. And five generations and nearly 150 years later, the founder’s family still watches over the production of every drop of Old Forester with that same care. Read their whole story here. Jackie Zykan, Old Forester Master Taster, speaks bourbon fluently. Her vast knowledge from a decade behind the bar brings great insights but her background in Biology and Chemistry, along with CSS training and extensive work within the whisky category, give her multi-layered expertise for this brand. Jackie conducts master level trainings globally, leads the single barrel private selection program and innovative licensed expansions of the brand, as well as oversees brand drink strategy across all platforms. She has been published globally for industry insights, cocktail strategies and brand education. Serving as the face of the brand, she travels the world sharing the story of Old Forester’s production and history.

Please drink responsibly.

More about Wells Street Market: Set on the northern edge of Chicago’s Loop, Wells Street Market taps into the city’s best chefs, purveyors and artisans for its elevated take on an urban food hall. Visit their website to learn more here.

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March 14, 2019
6:00 pm-7:30 pm
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Wells Street Market


Wells Street Market
205 W. Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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