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Board the trolley for a Chicago whiskey tour

Paul Barile

Get into the holiday spirit on the whiskey trolley!

Take a ride through winter whiskey wonderland at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19. Starting from Cooking Fools in Wicker Park, this tasting event features a two-hour trolley ride around Chicago and samples of hand-crafted and specialty whiskeys, with commentary by mixologist Angie Jackson.

Expect such spirits as:

  • Koval Lion’s Pride Organic Dark Rye Whiskey, the first whiskey distilled in Chicago since Prohibition, a single-grain, unfiltered whiskey aged in new American oak barrels.
  • Koval Rye Chicago, organic and kosher “white” whiskey produced in Ravenswood.
  • Cabin Fever Maple Whiskey from New England, trye aged in noncharred barrels infused with 100-percent maple syrup, then chill filtered to remove excess sugar.
  • Pendleton Canadian Whiskey, an oak barrel-aged whiskey distilled in Canada with glacier-fed spring water from Mount Hood in Oregon.
  • Rowan’s Creek Bourbon Whiskey, a hand-bottled, small-batch Kentucky bourbon aged in charred oak barrels (100.1 proof).

Tickets are $40, including at least four whiskey samples, light appetizers and the trolley ride past some of Chicago’s best holiday lights displays.