#CCGW is in June because of Juniper.

Someone at a planning meeting

Here's an important picture of an owl.

The official CCGW twitter account

Even people named Jen are allowed to participate in Chicago Craft Gin Week.

Old Proverb

I drank gin last year and I will be drinking gin again this year.

John Laffler, Off Color Brewing

I drank gin in college!

Your Mom

Thank goodness this isn't tequila.


CCGW Schedule

June 21st through 27th 2015

Sunday, June 21st
Sportsman's Club
(948 N Western Avenue)
Chicago Gin Week Opening Party
Sunday, June 21st
Rock Island Public House
(13328 Olde Western Ave, Blue Island, Illinois)
Gin Core III
Join us on Sunday, June 21st, as we kick off Chicago Craft Gin Week! This will be a family friendly event, so feel free to bring dad along. Food, music, and of course, gin! #CCGW
Wednesday, June 24th
(1970 W Montrose Ave)
Gin Drinks at Fountainhead
Featuring gin cocktails featuring local spirits from FEW Spirits, New Holland, and North Shore Distillery for the evening (4pm - close). More details once they are finalized.
Wednesday, June 24th
Whole Foods Lincoln Park
(1550 N Kingsbury)
Whole Foods gin sampling
6:00-8:00pm - 1550 Bar at our Lincoln Park Location. Sample gin. Make friends. More details once they are finalized.
Thursday, June 25th
(3244 N Lincoln)
Yuzu Fierce cocktails
Enjoy or attempt to enjoy cocktails made from gin and some beers that Off Color made. Laffler might be here when you show up or possibly when you leave.
Friday, June 26th
Chicago Distilling/Whistler
(Milwaukee Ave)
Logan Square Gin Crawl
Drink gin up and down Milwaukee Avenue. Friday's Craft Gin Week Milwaukee Ave "gin crawl", we'll be featuring a Letherbee Gin cocktail at both The Whistler and our pop-up cocktail bar at the Logan Square Arts Festival, which is happening Fri-Sun in the Logan square circle.
Friday, June 26th
Atlas Brewing Company
(2747 N. Lincoln Ave)
CH/Atlas Ginbock Release
CH/Atlas Ginbock, a new gin distilled by CH from Atlas Brewing Company’s Maibock lager, will be officially released at Atlas Brewing Company 2747 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago on Friday, June 26th starting at 5 pm. Atlas will feature specialty cocktails with the spirit and serving the Ginbock side-by-side with their Maibock beer.

Special Gin Cocktails

Gin drinks through the week.

  • Bar on Buena (910 W. Buena Avenue)
      New Holland Knickerbocker cocktails all week.
  • CH Distillery and Cocktail Bar (564 W. Randolph St.)
      CH Distillery distilled a Maibock from Atlas Brewing Company into a gin and will be serving that, the "CH/Atlas Ginbock" & tonics all week (Tuesday-Saturday) Chef Bobby is also coming up with a specialty 3-course menu incorporating gin/gin botanicals in each dish ($30). This will also be served all week.
  • Clark Street Ale House (742 N Clark St)
      Clark Street Ale House is running a Chicago Craft Gin Week cocktail menu featuring FEW, New Holland, and North Shore gin cocktails June 24-29
    (312) 642-9253
  • Fountainhead (1970 W Montrose Ave)
      New Holland Knickerbocker and NEW Barrel Aged Knickerbocker cocktails.

Distillery Tours

  • CH Distillery and Cocktail Bar (564 W. Randolph St.)
      Tours are Tuesday & Saturday 5:30pm (sign up on www.chdistillery.com) and a mini tour on Wednesday that goes along with the 3-course meal, starting at 7pm.
  • Chicago Distilling (2359 N Milwaukee Ave)
      Use code: ginweek when signing up for a tour. Code is valid Sunday, June 21st through Saturday, June 27th.
  • Few Spirits (918 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL)
      Join us for a walkthrough of our distillery, learn the history of liquors in Evanston and enjoy a generous tasting of our award-winning spirits.
    Thursdays @ 6pm
    Saturdays @ 2pm, 3:30pm, and 5pm
  • North Shore Distillery (28913 N Herky Dr, Unit 308, Lake Bluff, IL)
      We offer our tours on Saturdays at 3 pm, or for groups of 8 or more at other times/days by appointment. We also have a special Fathers Day tour June 21 at 3pm. Tours cost $10 per person, which includes a tasting of spirits, and they typically last 60-90 minutes. We recommend reservations, as our tour group size is limited. Call us at 847.574.2499 or email: visit@northshoredistillery.com