This Elijah Craig Bourbon Event Is Must For Any Chicagoan

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We love bourbon. LOVE. BOURBON.

So when we heard about this amazing event right in our home base, we had to share. This is a can’t-miss kinda thing – lawd have mercy am I excited.

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Here’s the nitty gritty…

RARE Elijah Craig Tasting and Class at Big Star

Join Big Star on March 16 for an unprecedented whiskey class covering the history and taste of Elijah Craig bourbon, as well as an overview of bourbon’s connection to music. Guided by Heaven Hill’s Co-Master Distiller Denny Potter, the intimate class features a tasting of several rare editions of Elijah Craig: Barrel Proof, 18 year, 21 year and 23 year. Bluegrass artist and whiskey professor Bernie Lubbers will also be on-site to provide a musical history of bourbon.

Date: Wednesday March 16, 6:00pm

Location: Big Star’s Commissary Kitchen (entrance through Dove’s Luncheonette), 1545 N Damen, Chicago, 773.645.4060,

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Price: $75 per person, plus tax and service

Participants: Heaven Hill’s C0-Master Distiller Denny Potter, Bluegrass artist and whiskey professor Bernie Lubbers, Big Star Beverage Director Laurent Lebec

Points of Interest:
An array of Big Star snacks is included in the ticket price
Cocktail menu highlights include
Elijah Craig Small Batch Year Old Fashioned
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Elijah Craig 18, 21 and 23 year
Heaven Hill 6 Year “house” Whiskey Sour


Attendees should contact laura [at] bigstarchicago [dot] com to reserve seats.

About Heaven Hill Distilleries:
Founded moments after the repeal of Prohibition in 1935, Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. is a family-owned and operated distillery company headquartered in Bardstown, Kentucky that produces and markets the Heaven Hill brand of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, alongside Rittenhouse, Evan Williams and many more.

About Big Star:
Big Star is a bourbon and beer-focused, taco-slinging, late-night honky-tonk in the heart of Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Executive Chef Paul Kahan and Chef de Cuisine Julie Warpinski’s menu, inspired by authentic Mexican street food, is complemented by an extensive house-selected single barrel bourbon program. Housed in a defunct 1940’s gas station, the taqueria’s soundtrack of classic country and rock & roll is selected and spun by our bar staff.

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Contact laura [at] bigstarchicago [dot] com to reserve your seats.

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