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BW Chicago - Distiller for a Day 2018

September 21, 2018 6:00 PM to September 23, 2018 12:00 PM
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J. Henry & Sons Farm and Tasting Room
7794 Patton Road
Dane, WI 53529

SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2018

Join us for an exclusive weekend where we will learn about farm to table bourbon at J. Henry & Sons in Dane, Wisconsin, a beautiful farm just 30 minutes from Madison. The weekend will kick-off on Friday night with a Welcome Reception and classic Wisconsin fish fry dinner sponsored by the Henry’s.


On Saturday, owner Liz Henry will provide an insider exploration of the farm, share the J. Henry story of how they build their blends and the secret to using their own grains. We will also learn about aging, finishing and blending while building our own small batch bourbon.


After a day at the farm, we will go into Madison to enjoy a farm to table dinner and bourbon pairing experience at Heritage Tavern, ending the evening with a 'Smoke House time' and a night cap back at the farm. Join us for an optional Sunday brunch paid on your own at The Old Fashioned in Madison before heading home.



Hotel rooms are available at a special rate of $89/night at the nearby Comfort Inn & Suites Madison North. For reservations, call 608-846-9100 and ask for the “Bourbon Women Chicago” rate.


Friday September 21st
6:00pm-8:00pm           Registration and Welcome Reception at the Farm
8:00pm                        Transportation on your own to dinner
8:00pm – 9:30pm        Classic Wisconsin Fish Fry at Peg & Doc's Sports Bar & Grill
9:30pm                        Transportation on your own to hotel

Saturday September 22nd
8:00am-9:00am           Breakfast at the hotel
9:00am                        Shuttle departs the hotel
9:30am - 11:00am       J. Henry & Sons Farm Tour & Mash Bill Building
11:00am - 12:00pm     Rick House/Blending House Tour & Tasting
12:00pm - 1:00pm      Lunch at the farm
1:00pm - 2:00pm         Blending & Barrel Selection
2:00pm - 4:00pm         Bourbon & Wisconsin Cheese Pairing
4:00pm                        Shuttle back to the hotel
4:00pm - 6:45pm         Free Time
6:45pm                        Transportation on your own from hotel to Farm
7:00pm                        Transportation provided from the Farm to dinner
7:30pm - 10:00pm       Dinner at Heritage Tavern
10:00pm                      Transportation from dinner to the Farm
10:30pm                      'Smoke House time' at the Farm
Midnight                      Transportation on your own to hotel

Sunday, September 23rd
10:00am                      Brunch at The Old Fashioned (cost not included in registration fee)


Full Program: $175 members / $225 non-members

Includes Friday, Saturday, Saturday Dinner and transportation to/from dinner

(Save $50 on your non-member cost by joining Bourbon Women)


Partial Program: $50 members / $100 non-members 

Friday night and/or Saturday day only (Saturday dinner not included)








$175.00 BW Member Full Program
$185.00 after 11:45 pm September 16

$225.00 Non Member Full Program
$235.00 after 11:45 pm September 16

$50.00 BW Member Partial Program
$60.00 after 11:45 pm September 16

$100.00 Non Member Partial Program
$110.00 after 11:45 pm September 16