Chicago

2019 Date TBA | Hyatt Regency

2018 WhiskyWeek™ Chicago

Monday, March 19

Fountainhead Single Cask/Private Selection Release!
Where: Fountainhead | 1970 W. Montrose Ave. | Chicago, IL 60613

Fountainhead will be unveiling over 25 different single casks and micro vattings, that we have accumulated over the years! We’ll have private selections from distilleries like Isle of Arran, Four Roses, Elijah Craig, Old Forester, Buffalo Trace, Knob Creek and so many more.

All night
Free to attend – Large Reservations Accepted
773-619-6973

Delilah’s Whiskey 101
Where: Delilah’s | 2771 N. Lincoln | Chicago, IL 60614

Delilah’s owner, Mike Miller, leads a discussion of the basic variables that differentiate the various Whiskies of the World. Bourbon, Rye, Scotch, Irish and other International Whiskies will be discussed and tasted.

7-9 pm at the upstairs bar
Free to attend
773-472-2771

Tuesday, March 20

World Whiskies with Import Beer Pairings
Where: Fountainhead | 1970 W. Montrose Ave. | Chicago, IL 60613

Everyone has had scotch from Scotland. So, tonight we’ll be showcasing some of our stellar single malt whiskies, from everywhere else in the world. Though less familiar than Macallan, we assure you these scotches are of insanely high quality and extremely rare. Just to up the ante even more, we are pairing these worldly scotches with our finest import beers. Nip and Pints for all!

Free to attend – Large Reservations Accepted
773-619-697

Delilah’s Irish Invasion!
Where: Delilah’s | 2771 N. Lincoln | Chicago, IL 60614

Delilah’s is hosting the most comprehensive tasting of Irish Whiskies ever held in Chicago. There has been a significant resurgence in people’s interest in Irish Whiskey – there were only a handful of distilleries making Irish Whiskey just a decade ago and now there are dozens of distilleries making all sorts of versions of this classic Whiskey style.  We will be tasting more than 40 different expressions of Irish Whiskey.  They range from classics like Bushmills, Jameson, and John Powers through new favorites like Connemara, Kilbeggan, Redbreast, Slane, Teeling, Tyrconnell, and West Cork.

7-9 pm
Free to attend
773-472-2771

Wednesday, March 21

Taste Single Barrels with Wild Turkey Master Distiller, Eddie Russell
Where: Fountainhead | 1970 W. Montrose Ave. | Chicago, IL 60613

How often do you get to taste Single Barrels with Eddie Russell? Never? Well that’s about to change. We’re heading down to Kentucky at the end of the month to pick out our latest barrel and we want to show you how we do it. Free!

7 pm in the Barrel Room
Free to attend. First come first seated!
773-619-697

Bourbon and Scotch Roof Deck Smoker with Wild Turkey Master Distiller, Eddie Russell, also Featuring Up Down Cigar
Where: Fountainhead | 1970 W. Montrose Ave. | Chicago, IL 60613

Sure, it’s cold out, but that’s what Whisk(e)y and Cigars are for…and heaters. We’ll have all in plenty, along with the fine folks from Campari group, Eddie Russell and the Cigar experts from Up Down happy to help you keep warm with just the right selections. We’re opening the enclosed, heated bar area for the first time this season! These are fun, casual events and thoroughly enjoyed by our local enthusiasts in the early Spring and late Fall only.

8 pm on the Roof Deck
Free to attend. Cigars for sale courtesy of Up Down Cigar
773-619-697

The Other Malts!!!
Where: Delilah’s | 2771 N. Lincoln | Chicago, IL 60614

Though primarily associated with Scotland, Single Malt Whiskies are currently being produced all around the world. Delilah’s is offering a sampling of Single Malt Whiskies from American and international distilleries. We will be sampling Whiskies from Japan, Ireland, Taiwan, and the U.S., to name just a few. This will be an unprecedented opportunity to taste these Whiskies side by side.

7-9 pm in the main bar
Free to attend
773-472-2771

Thursday, March 22

The Eddie Barrel and the Jimmy Barrel
Where: Delilah’s | 2771 N. Lincoln | Chicago, IL 60614

Delilah’s is so excited to welcome both Eddie Russell and Jimmy Russell. The Russell family has been making Whiskey at Wild Turkey for more than 60 years. In September 2017, we had the pleasure of spending the better part of an afternoon in a warehouse at Wild Turkey sampling barrels with these two Bourbon legends and selected two barrels, each one representing the stylistic vision of each of these Master Distillers. We will be releasing these two unique single barrel Russell’s Reserve Bourbons on this night.

9-11 pm in the main bar
Free to attend

773-472-2771

Friday, March 23

WhiskyFest After Party at Delilah’s
Where: Delilah’s | 2771 N. Lincoln | Chicago, IL 60614

Delilah’s is very pleased to once again be hosting the WhiskyFest After Party, with many special guest distillers in attendance!!!

10 pm
Free to attend
773-472-2771