Chicago Branch


Hello Chicago Bourbon Women!

Fall is in full swing in Chicago and it's time to switch the bathing suit to cozy sweaters and breezier cocktails to cozy ones. We particularly love Gaztronom's The Autumn Pear bourbon cocktail. 

We are extremely excited to offer our first "Distiller for a Day" weekend November 17-19 at Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, MI where co-owner Johanna Welter will give us hands-on experience distilling bourbon from grain to glass. We'll also explore the charm of Southwest Michigan Harbor Country and enjoy a farm to table dinner at a working farm. Flexible registration options are available - just ask! This is a rare and unique opportunity to learn the art of making bourbon.

Our annual "Holiday Sip & Shop" December 7th at Binny's Lincoln Park will get you in the holiday "spirit" and this year showcases the Chicago region's local craft distilleries. Registration is open now!

Be sure to get your tickets for Whiskey Live Chicago, which is making its debut on November 10th in Chicago this year! We have FREE worker passes to staff the Bourbon Women Chicago booth and members get a discount! Email me at to staff and for the member discount info.

Bourbon Women Chicago has seen a huge uptick in exclusive discount offers for our members such as Stave & Thief's Executive Bourbon Steward Class and The Whisky Extravaganza. Watch your emails for more "Member Exclusives". Be sure to visit the "Special Offers" section of the Bourbon Women website for some great discounts on bourbon related products.

And we have some amazing events in the works for 2018, thanks to the fantastic ideas by members at our recent Bourbon Women Chicago Committee & Cocktails gathering. 

Be on the lookout for these amazing programs and more!

  • 2018 Members-Only Single Barrel Selection night
  • "Wheels & Whiskey: A Women Empowered Auto Repair Clinic"
  • Cooking With Bourbon Class
  • Derby Day Party
  • 2018 Distiller for a Day weekend with J Henry & Sons outside Madison, WI,
  • Bourbon vs. Scotch 

Thanks to Washington D.C. Branch Ambassador Kelly Carmack who landed us as guests on The ABV Network's The Drinking Darlings podcast! We had a blast talking about women and bourbon. The podcast premieres early November - check it out!

I would love to hear from you! Feel free to contact me with questions or suggestions at


Gina Caruso






November 18, 2017 -  "Distiller for a Day" at Journeymen Distillery, Three Oaks, MI



December 7, 2017- Annual Sip & Shop at Binny’s Beverage Depot, Lincoln Park, IL



Please drink responsibly • Must be 21 to participate





 Must be 21 or older to participate. Please drink responsibly.