Tour for Two or Four with Bloody-Mary Mix, Hats, and Rocks Glasses at Fox River Distilling Company (Up to 43% Off)

Big Woods Marmion

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In a Nutshell

Tour the distillery, which produces vodka, gin, and moonshine, and leave with bloody-mary mixes, hats, and rocks glasses

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 21 or older with valid ID to consume alcohol. Not valid with monthly First Friday events. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $27 for a distillery tour for two with one bloody-mary mix, two FRDC hats, and two FRDC rocks glasses ($47 value)
  • $55 for a distillery tour for four with two bloody-mary mixes, four FRDC hats, and four FRDC rocks glasses ($94 value)
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Gin: Boldness from Berries

Every alcohol has its own unique character and story. Gin up some discussion of a classic spirit with Groupon’s exploration of gin.

The 1823 edition of Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language defined gin as “the spirit drawn from juniper.” That’s not quite right—like most other popular spirits, gin is distilled from grain—but it’s an understandable mistake. The juniper berry (really a tiny cone) is responsible for both gin’s potent pine flavor and for its name, a truncation of the Dutch word jenever. To make most gin varieties, distilleries steep juniper and an often-secret blend of other botanicals such as coriander, citrus peel, cardamom, and angelica root in clear, neutral alcohol for as little as 24 hours. It’s then ready to be bottled; unlike brandy and whiskey, gin does not age.

From there, gin becomes the base for some of the world’s best-loved cocktails. The gin and tonic originated as a palatable delivery system for the bitter quinine that sailors and other equatorial travelers took to prevent malaria. There’s also the classic martini—gin, dry vermouth, an olive—and the summery tom collins, made with a little sugar and half an ounce of lemon juice.

These easy-to-mix drinks are all simple enough to let the spirit’s fragrant, herbal qualities shine through, but in past centuries that may not have been desirable. Eighteenth-century English distillers notoriously reached for competitive advantages by infusing their gin with inexpensive clarifying agents such as turpentine, alum, and sulfuric acid.

Customer Reviews

I learned so much about the craft distillery process and the product was amazing! I definitely recommend buying a bottle of the Bourbon if you are a fan. It's fantastic!
Eben P. · February 3, 2017
It was a fun time and good drink.
Sara R. · February 3, 2017
Had a great time - very informative. Afterward we ate diner at a local restaurant that carried their spirits to top off the evening.
Greg E. · January 22, 2017
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    Big Woods Marmion

    204 Dearborn Ct

    Unit 110

    Geneva, IL 60134

    +16304020027

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