3:30PM-6:30PM | Churchill Downs North, J. Henry Tasting Room, 7794 Patton Rd. Dane, WI 53529
Join us for a J. Henry & Sons Wisconsin Bourbon Derby Experience! Wear your finest haberdashery and bring your Jim Dandy along. Guests will enjoy Derby games and competitions. Win fabulous prizes! Have your picture taken at Churchill Downs West. Sample delicious southern nibbles while sipping a refreshing mint julep. Guests will receive two J. Henry bourbon cocktails, a Kentucky Derby 143 commemorative glass, a photo in the Winner’s Circle, southern snacks and appetizers. Learn to make exquisite cocktails from our celebrity bartendar Mariah Renk of Julep and Maduro. Cheer your pick for the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports! and celebrate with our Southern (Wisconsin) hospitality and Wisconsin Style fun as we enjoy our special, award winning bourbons. Limited ticket availability.
V.I.P. from 5 pm - 9 pm, General Admission from 6 pm-9 pm | The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Place, Madison, WI 53703
2:00PM - 4:00PM | Gib's Bar, 1380 Williamson St. Madison, WI
A few things about bourbon are non-negotiable: corn is the dominant grain (at least 51%), fresh distillate gets aged in new charred American oak barrels, and so on. Those broad strokes cemented Bourbon as an iconic American spirit. In this class, we’ll learn how distillers color within those broad strokes by subtly tweaking the supporting cast of grain. We’ll reference some other styles of whiskey, but mostly we’ll enjoy the nuanced possibility afforded by adding just a “whisper of wheat” to a bourbon mashbill.
Why might a wheated bourbon be the ideal gateway for your amaretto-sour-addled friend? Wizened old distillers insist the vast majority of bourbon peaks around 8 years in a barrel, so why do cherished wheaters like Van Winkle take so well to further aging? We’ll explore these questions as we make a few cocktails and sample the following:
Small plate snacks from Grampa’s Pizzeria will be provided.
6:30PM | Graft, 18 N Carroll St., Madison, WI RSVP By Feb. 6 at 608-229-8800
4 Course dinner featuring 4 wines, and 2 whiskeys!
5:30pm - 8:00pm | Heritage Tavern, 131 E Mifflin St, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
~Tickets are $65 (tax included, but not gratuity)
~Make your reservation in person or by phone at Heritage Tavern
~Only 75 Tickets are available!
5:30PM – Beer & Appetizers
6:30PM – Dinner
VIP Dinner 6:00PM, General Admission Release Party and Dance Your Heart Out 7:30PM | Pasqual's Cantina, 1344 East Washington Ave., Madison, WI
Get your tickets today at: http://www.isthmustickets.com/events/40255559/roll-out-the-tequila-barrel
Join us Saturday, January 28th as we help Wisconsin Brewing Company roll out their latest barrel aged Beer – Gose-Rita is a collaboration between Pasqual’s Cantina and Wisconsin Brewing Company. This special small batch beer has been made by taking a traditional sour gose and barrel aging it in the same barrel that was used to rest Pasqual’s Cantina’s single barrel reposado by El Mayor Tequila.
We will be rolling out the barrel with a VIP dinner and a meet and greet with Kirby Nelson, President and master brewer of WBC. Enjoy a 3 course, Wisconsin inspired menu with some international fusion, presented by Chef Ben Roberts. Your dinner will be paired with 3 exclusive WBC barrel aged beers and the spirits who’s barrel’s aged these brews.
If you can’t make it to the VIP dinner, join us for the Gose-rita release party in our Cantina Bar at 7:30 where WBC will be taking over our tap lines for the evening. Price of general admission will include two beer tickets and traditional Mexican Street Food. Growlers of select WBC beers will be available for purchase.
Then Dance your heart out with music by DJ Angel who will keep the party going and the beer flowing.
5:00 - 8:00 PM | Up Down Cigar 1550 N Wells St, Chicago, Illinois 60610
Up Down Cigar presents A Very Merry Oktoberfest with Quesada Cigars, Goose Island beer, a selection of spirits, and food from Flo and Santos.
$75.00 all inclusive before 12/5/16
Meet special guests Manuel Quesada, creator of Quesada Cigars and a true gentleman of the cigar industry, and Terence Reilly, fifth generation member of the Quesada family.
Your evening includes:
– 7 Quesada cigars ($80.00 retail value) including 1 BCS barrel aged cigar
– A variety of Goose Island beer
– Bavarian themed food and hors d’oeuvres from Flo and Santos Restaurant
– Single Malt Scotches, J. Henry Wisconsin Bourbon and Diplomatico Rum.
You MUST pre-register for this event and space is very limited (tickets also available in store at Up Down Cigar or by calling 1-800-587-3696). http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2720015
ALL DAY 12/7/2015 enjoy 20% off 20 or more Quesada cigars, plus bonus Quesada presents.
10/12/2016 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM | Heritage Tavern, 131 E. Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703
Alex Kjell, is a steadily rising star of Madison’s beverage culture and her J. Henry Bourbon cocktail pairings for this four-course dinner will show why. J. Henry proprietor Liz Henry, another of the boldest women we know, will be on hand to drop whiskey knowledge and dispense life advice, as will husband and co-owner Joe Henry. Join us. Madison Cocktail Week registrations are open and filling fast, just got the menu – WOW!
6:00PM reception, 6:45PM dinner service | Mariner's Inn, 5339 Lighthouse Bay Dr, Madison, WI 53704
If you are feeling like a little bourbon, a little beef, Join us at Mariner’s Inn on Thursday, October 13 for this elegant and entertaining menu. Call (608) 246-3120 to make reservations today, a welcome cocktail served at 6:00PM and dinner service begins at 6:45PM. Call today to reserve your place at this inaugural Beef & Bourbon Dinner at Mariner’s Inn!
Earlier this year, Dane County Farm Bureau members Joe and Liz Henry introduced their award-winning, Wisconsin-made bourbon to the craft distillery industry. Already established in the seed corn business, their dream of adding a value-added product to the marketplace and agritourism opportunity comes true. Read Full Article >>
The farm distillery. It is a romantic notion some whiskey drinkers are entranced by – this idea that the grains come from the fields right next to the barn where the whiskey is made and then aged onsite before being bottled for sale. Read Full Article >>
Joe Henry’s roots run deep into the soil of the family farm his father bought in 1946. He tried to move on, but the pull was too strong. Today he continues his father’s work and has added a whole new dimension. Read Full Article >>
Democrats and Republicans stand on the same side of the aisle when it comes to scaling back taxes for small breweries. Read Full Article >>
For nearly 70 years, members of the Henry family have tirelessly worked the earth to produce seed corn and other bounty. But today a portion of the grain grown at the picturesque Town of Vienna farm is being used to produce award-winning handcraft bourbon. Read Full Article >>
J Henry & Sons wins Gold Metal for Bourbon aged Five years or more at the 2015 American Distiller Institute. Read Full Article >>
Joe Henry has been part of a Dane County farming family since 1946, growing seed corn and soybeans as well as corn, rye and wheat. But it wasn’t until he and his wife and business partner, Liz Henry, took a drive around Kentucky’s bourbon country that it struck him: why not turn some of that Wisconsin red corn into whiskey? Read Full Article >>
Distill America helps underscore what a burgeoning sector craft distilling is, in the country generally, but also in Wisconsin and Illinois. Well-established, well-regarded national craft companies like St. George Spirits and Ransom Wines & Spirits are represented, but so are local, newborn family operations like J. Henry & Sons from Dane, Wis. The family makes bourbon from their own red corn, a varietal developed by the University of Wisconsin in 1939. Read Full Article >>
Farmers, it is said, are the only entrepreneurs who buy at retail and sell at wholesale. But that’s only if you’re selling commodities. Raw milk is a commodity; processing it into an artisanal cheese adds value. That’s what Joe and Liz Henry have done since day one on their farm in the Town of Vienna, 20 miles north of Madison. They have continued the seed corn business started by his father, Jerry Henry, in 1946. Now they’re adding even more value with the release of their first craft whiskey: J. Henry & Sons Wisconsin straight bourbon. Read Full Article >>