Craft Whiskey & Spirits Tasting Series

It's no secret that the boom in craft and artisan spirits is on the rise and as consumers, we're benefiting from it. As a retailer, it is our job to bring these amazing products to the shelf and educate our customers on the background and stories of how, where and why these spirits came to fruition. In just a few short weeks, Peterson's will be hosting a two-day tasting series with Master Mixologists from Winebow and Legacy Spirits as they unfold the stories of each. Our mixologists will showcase a unique set of products each day from these award-winning distilleries all around the world.

Friday, December 4: 5-8pm@ Peterson’s Chicago Avenue store

High West is a craft distillery from Park City, Utah that specializes in rare whiskies.

Kinahan’s Irish Whiskey was founded in 1779 in Dublin, Ireland. Kinahan’s has made it their mission to bring back the Irish-Whiskey movement and following their original famous recipe.

Long Island Spirits is the first distillery on Long Island. Known for their vodka’s, they recently began creating head-turning darker spirits such as the Rough Rider, a high-rye, straight bourbon.

Tullibardine is one of the oldest brewers and scotch distillers of Scotland.  It was at Tullibardine in 1488, that the young King James the 4th of Scotland stopped on his way to his coronation, to purchase beer from the local brewery making it the first publically recorded purchase of an alcoholic beverage in the nation.
Jacob Rieger & Company was founded in 1887 in Kansas City. The brand offered over 100 products and maintained a quarter of a million unique customers by offering mail-order delivery services. In 1919, Prohibition was enacted which temporarily put a hold on production. 95 years later, Jacob Rieger & Co. is back!

BroVo is a line of “lady made liqueurs” from Seattle, Washington. They’re lightly proofed and very lightly sweetened botanical liqueurs. They’re low-calorie, challenging and complex on the palate, and craft-produced at a local level.


Saturday, December 5: 1-5pm @ Peterson’s Gartner Road store

Koval Distillery of Chicago, Illinois, creates organic spirits from scratch and is known for their signature whiskey style- using only the "heart" cut of the distillate - affording a brighter, cleaner take on whiskey.

Breckenridge Distillery is not only the world’s highest distillery located in Breckenridge, Colorado, but these guys are producing, award-winning whiskey and vodka that has everyone in Colorado talking.

Brinley Gold Shipwreck Rum of St. Kitts Island in the Caribbean is hands down, the best rum we’ve tasted. Priced right and unprecedented high-quality, you can’t find better spiced, flavored or aged rums anywhere!

Blaum Brothers Distilling Co. is located in historic Galena, where they have earned the reputation of the #1 tourist attraction. Famous for their Lead Mine Moonshine, epic Gin and Vodka, this distillery has all of our customers talking.

Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. of Dekalb, Illinois is known for their farmcrafted Corn Whiskey and Apple flavored Whiskey. Grown from the finest grain, handcrafted and distilled on their fifth generation family farm, this distillery is just a stone's throw away.