What to expect
- Get an insider's look inside the distillation process with a tour of a local distillery
- See how some of your favorite drinks are crafted and perfected
- Sample a variety of spirits and figure out which one is your favorite
- Have a great time learning all about intricate distilling processes
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|Thu, Jul 27||5:45pm||1 hour||10+||$10.00|
|Fri, Jul 28||5:45pm||1 hour||10+||$10.00|
|Sat, Jul 29||3:00pm||1 hour||10+||$10.00|
|Sat, Jul 29||4:45pm||1 hour||10+||$10.00|
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|Thu, Sep 21||5:45pm||1 hour||10+||$10.00|
|Fri, Sep 22||5:45pm||1 hour||10+||$10.00|
|Sat, Sep 23||3:00pm||1 hour||10+||$10.00|
|Sat, Sep 23||4:45pm||1 hour||10+||$10.00|
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About this Activity
|Price||$10.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||1 hour|
|Rating||9 positive reviews|
Russel B.Grappa and Brandy Cocktail Class March 13, 2017
If you are a fan of distilled spirits this is a definite stop for your visit to Chicago. Rhine hall is relatively new player to Chicago's community of craft distillers but is their regional and sustainable approach to producing small batch brandies is resulting in some great products. Their tasting room is cozy and charming and most importantly, right next to their production facility with a wide open view of their operation. Proprietor Jenny Solberg-Katzman (who is there most days) was able to share the great background of how her family history and tradition of making brandy for their personal consumption lead to her passion for apple brandy and ultimately to start Rhine Hall.
With the recent renaissance in craft cocktails, these brandies make a perfect alternative choice to producing traditional cocktail favorites. I had an old fashioned and it was fabulous. Of course, if you are more of a purist, you can order a flight and try several of their brandies neat. My personal favorites are the barrel aged apple brandy, barrel aged grappa and the cherry brandy.
We were lucky enough to catch Jenny when she wasn't too busy but just to be safe you may want to sign up for a tour. I highly encourage it because the story of brandy (eau de vie) is quite different than beer, wine or more traditional spirits.
Tess P.Grappa and Brandy Cocktail Class October 24, 2016
Absolutely incredible drinks, atmosphere, and service. Fabulous place to take guests or friends interested in a true authentic Chicago experience. Shout out to Ellen Evangeledis for making the best cocktails I've had to date. Beyond tasteful libations, Ellen is also a delight. Perhaps the thing I love most about Rhine hall is the lack of separation between employee and customer. It feels comfortable and relaxing. Definitely swing through!
Laurie T.Grappa and Brandy Cocktail Class October 22, 2016
We took my dad to Rhine Hall for his birthday. I'd never heard of Rhine Hall before searching for distilleries in Chicago. We were skeptical because of the location, but it was AWESOME. The woman who did the tour was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor, which made the tour one of the best I've ever be on. The mixed drinks were wonderful! In total we had 6 different drinks and each one was fabulous. If you're on the fence about Rhine Hall, go for it! You won't regret it.
J D.Grappa and Brandy Cocktail Class June 30, 2016
This place is amazing. We are from out of town and heard about this place from friends.Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Wonderful tour and learning about the fabulous stories behind the great drinks.
Iggy I.Grappa and Brandy Cocktail Class December 22, 2015
pretty small but nice clean bar/ brewery. Can't remember the drink(s) that i had but it was fun nonetheless. Good people behind the bar as well. I'd go back.
Mary T.Grappa and Brandy Cocktail Class February 9, 2015
One of the things we love to do when we travel is tour local breweries, distilleries, etc. Yes, we like our booze. When we opted for a staycation, I started looking at local places to tour that were a convenient trek from our hotel and stumbled upon Rhine Hall.
I'm not sure how long it would've taken Rhine Hall to pop up on my radar, but I'm glad it did. We arrived a little early and enjoyed a drink at the bar. They have a small, but interesting cocktail list; he went with the old fashioned and I went with the Bixby's Double. The bartender was helpful describing the drinks, which meant we each ended up with one we would enjoy.
Our tour was approximately 10 people and hosted by Jenny, the daughter in the father-daughter Rhine Hall team, although the whole operation is a family affair. Having been on several liquor tours, there wasn't much that was new about the process, although it was still interesting to hear. What I enjoyed most was learning the Rhine Hall story, how one family's hobby turned into a thriving business and hearing how much heart they've put into their product.
If you're like me and have never heard of the place, I suggest you become familiar with this local up and comer in the craft spirits space.
Cody H.Grappa and Brandy Cocktail Class January 15, 2015
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Dustin H.Grappa and Brandy Cocktail Class January 11, 2015
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Tom M.Distillery Tour October 5, 2014
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