Whiskey Week 2015
WhiskeyFest 2105 is just around the corner, a week when Chicagoans get even more enthusiastic (if that’s even possible) about one of our favorite spirits. As has become the norm, Longman & Eagle is hosting a number of whiskey-related events that week, to take advantage of the many distillers in town, as well as further showcasing some of the spirits we’re most excited about.
L&E bar manager and whiskey expert Phil Olson has put together a great week of programming, and your participation is both encouraged and welcomed!
Monday, April 6th
Cabin Still, $2 (Enough Said)
Tuesday, April 7th
Recently, Lagunitas Brewing released a barrel-aged coffee stout using whiskey barrels from High West, out of Park City, Utah. Longman will have the beer on tap – cleverly named ‘Lagunitas High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout – and will be offering a flight of the High West whiskeys that were produced from said barrels. Representatives from both High West and Lagunitas will be on hand to discuss the project and meet with guests. The keg will tapped promptly at 5:00pm, so come early, as its sure to go quick.
Wednesday, April 8th
One of our favorite local breweries, Penrose just released ‘Barrel-Aged Spectral’, their first bourbon barrel aged beer. We were lucky enough to score a keg of ‘Iteration 001’ from this series – Barrel Aged Spectral, infused with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks – and will be tapping it alongside other beers from the Penrose portfolio. A flight of Four Roses bourbons will also be available, featuring the whiskey from the barrels ‘Spectral’ spent its time in. Representatives from both Four Roses and Penrose will be on hand throughout the evening.
Thursday, April 9th
Longman & Eagle & Pipeworks
Several months ago, Longman partnered with Pipeworks to brew ‘Brown & Stirred’, a Manhattan-inspired beer. We released half of that batch right away, but put the remainder in rye whiskey barrels to age. It’s now time to awaken this strong ale from it’s slumber, and we’re pleased to introduce it here. L&E will be pouring both the barrel-aged version alongside the initial batch, kegs that will be tapped promptly at five pm, a party that will no doubt continue throughout the night.
Friday, April 10th
2015 Annual Hide & Seek Whiskey Dinner
We are pleased to again be involved in the annual Hide & Seek dinner, in a partnership with Monique Huston and Land and Sea Dept., a special off-site event celebrating WhiskeyFest Chicago. The event, taking place at the LSD studios, brings L&E founding chef Jared Wentworth together with a fantastic group of distillers and producers of whiskey, for an evening of conversation, food, whiskey and more. This year, representatives from Brovo, Bunnahabhain, Chambray, Deanston, Duncan Taylor, High West, Osocalis and Syndicate 58/6 will be on hand to discuss and taste their various processes and products, set within the context of a seated dinner with a menu created by Wentworth and Longman executive chef Matthew Kerney.