Drinking small-batch whiskey is a great way to support local artisans, who are generally much nicer than the cold, distant artisans that came from outer space. Check out earthbound spirits with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for one general-admission ticket (a $60 value)
- $37 for one VIP ticket (a $75 value)
General-admission entry includes 20 sampling vouchers and lets ticketholders explore a range of spirits from indie distilleries around the world during the expo's normal hours of 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. VIPs are given 30 sampling vouchers and can start roaming early at 5 p.m. along with a complimentary tasting glass.
Independent Spirits Expo
On Tuesday, September 30, independent distillers set up shop at the Hilton hotel to display and sample their small-batch, artisanal wares for the third annual Independent Spirits Expo. The exhibitors come from all over the world, and include Grappa Candolini of Italy alongside Indiana's Redemption Rye bourbon. Meanwhile, Uncouth Vermouth will show off its Brooklyn-based martini companions as Traverse City Whiskey Company struts its stuff with its eponymous spirit.
The Chicago Hilton Towers
720 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60605