90-minute tour of a distillery that produces artisanal, small-batch spirits, followed by a tasting of a selection of their spirits
What You'll Get
$20 for a distillery tour and tasting for two and two Glencairn glasses ($44 value)
Each guest takes home a Glencairn glass
Tours are available on Wednesday at 5:30 pm, Saturday at 2 pm, and Sunday at 12 pm.
The Fine Print
About Quincy Street Distillery
Inspired by small craft spirit creators of yore, Derrick Mancini founded Quincy Street Distillery as a way to celebrate traditional, and create new, American spirits. Today, Mancini and distiller, Danny Maguire, oversee a small crew that crafts and bottles 12 artisanal, small-batch spirits including a mead-based dry honey spirit, a railroad gin, a colonial-style single malt rye, and the first straight bourbon whiskey distilled and bottled in Illinois in 40 years. Take a tour of the distillery to bring the full story of these libations into focus. Distillery tours detail every step of the grain-to-whiskey production, including fermentation, distillation, cutting, barreling, and bottling. Conclude with a tasting in the Speakeasy cocktail bar that includes a brief history lesson about many of the spirit brands, and after where patrons can purchase classic and original cocktails or pick up bottles at the retail shop. You can also reach the distillery by train on the Burlington Metra line just a block from the Riverside station.