Chicago Branch

Hello Chicago!

As we write this post the sky is alive with the sound of turbulent winds and the sight of jets flying north.  The Air and Water show is one of our city's best summer traditions...but we are more excited about Sip-osium this coming weekend!


It's wonderful that this conference has sold out.  It shows the immense enthusiasm that Bourbon Women have for connecting over the spirit.  Mandy and Jess will be attending, and we are looking forward to making new friends, locally and nationally.  If you are attending be sure to register on our Meetup page.  We would love to gather informally as a chapter during the Friday night welcome dinner at Maker's Mark.  Once we have a count of who is attending, we will be in touch as to how we find one another.


If you are not attending, don't despair, there is plenty more whiskey fun in the wings.  Please save the date for our next committee meeting, August 30th at 6:30 PM at Sedgwick Stop.  They are providing us with a drink special.  We welcome anyone who wants to come out and discuss ideas for events, or who just wants to relax over a cocktail.


Our signature event, Distiller for a Day, is fast approaching.  The weekend falls as summer begins to transition to fall, so it's a perfect time to be on a farm.  The Henry family, who produce the J. Henry whiskey label, will be guiding us in making our own small batch bourbon! Learn more and register today.


Some of us are new to whiskey, and others have been involved with it for years.  Want to test your basic knowledge? Take a short quiz and test your knowledge!

Save the date for the following events:


September 21-23  Distiller for a Day at J. Henry & Sons, Wisconsin

October 10 Meet & Neat, location TBD

October 25 4th Annual Cigar & Bourbon Pairing at Up Down Cigar 

November 9  Bourbon vs. Scotch at Delilah’s 

December 5  Annual Holiday Sip & Shop at Binny’s



Sarah Havala, Mandy Kass, Jessica Montalvo - Co-Branch Ambassadors I 630.995.5015 (Sarah) I 




August 24-26 – 5th Annual Bourbon Women Sip-osium Conference

Historic Brown Hotel, Louisville | Click here for more information and to register


September 21-23 – Distiller for a Day

Henry and Sons | Click for here for more information and to register

Space is limited!


October 10 - Meet & Neat at Untitled

More information coming soon!


October 25 - 4th Annual Cigar & Bourbon Pairing at Up Down Cigar

More information coming soon!


November 9 - Bourbon vs. Scotch at Delilah’s

More information coming soon!


December 5 - Annual Holiday Sip & Shop at Binny’s

More information coming soon!



Please drink responsibly • Must be 21 to participate