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Barrels & Bones

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Schedule of Events

6:00 p.m. Guests Arrive

6:15 p.m. Opening Program: Lucky 7 tastings 

6:45 p.m. Food Service begins & all tasting stations available

  • Seated tastings in the Founders Room every 30 minutes

  • Drop-in cocktail tastings by Whiskey Acres near the main bar

  • Smoked Old Fashioned workshop in the 3-season porch

Enjoy all the stations!!


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Lucky 7
Co-Founder: John Pals
(Main Dining Room 6:20 p.m.)

Learn all about the Holiday Toast, The Frenchman & The Workhorse directly from the distillery co-founder. 

Lucky 7 Spirits brings together a complex mix of qualities; each flavor highlighting a unique tone of voice. Learn about what makes each bourbon unique.

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The Bourbon Zone:
Bourbon Steward: Jason Ball
(Founders Room) 

Representing the Eastern Time Zone: 

  • Whistle Pig: Vermont

    • Whistle Pig's PiggyBack 100 Proof Bourbon gives this bold approach to whiskey a sweeter spin.  It starts with a high Corn mash bill (keeping a dash of Rye of course). Six long years of age in Char #3 barrels adds layers of flavor before bottling at 100 Proof.
  • Widow Jane: New York
    • Hand assembled in Brooklyn using the richest and rarest straight bourbons, only ever in 5 barrel batches, non-chill filtered and proofed with mineral water from the legendary Rosendale Mines of NY.  This bourbon is unique in its intensity & complexity.​

Representing the Central Time Zone: 

  • Still Austin: Texas

    • The sweetness of chef-grade white corn—the same kind used in Austin’s famous tortillas—complements the spiciness of this high-rye mash bill.
​​Representing the Mountain Time Zone:
  • Axe and the Oak: Colorado
    • Like a great song, a great bourbon will resonate with you long after experiencing it. Each bottle is barrel aged for three years allowing it to meld the rich oak and butter caramel taste with vanilla bean and work corn bread.
  • Smoke Wagon: Nevada
    • This high rye content bourbon is aged in the heart of a century-old brick warehouse . This bourbon has initial sweet notes on the front of the tongue with balanced spicy notes including white pepper on the middle and back of the tongue. This bourbon finishes with no alcohol burn even at 100 proof. ​​
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Smoked Old Fashioned Workshop
Cocktail Crafters: Missy Roder & Johnny Guzman
(3-season porch)

Join us on the backside for a hands-on workshop. Come learn about the different ways that a smoked cocktail is created.

This is a non-alcoholic station. Perfect for you and your designated driver. 

Smoked old fashioned kits available in limited quantites. 

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DeKalb, IL

Bourbon & Blues 

Straight Bourbon, Blueberry Syrup, House Made Lemonade

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