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Andersonville Restaurant Offers A Society For Bourbon And Whiskey Lovers

bourbon-1With the ever-growing popularity of whiskey around the world, bourbon has made its way into the hearts of Americans. Whether Bourbon County in Kentucky or Bourbon Street in New Orleans, people are toasting to good health with the popular spirit.

In Andersonville, local restaurant Big Jones at 5347 N. Clark, is offering those who love everything bourbon and whiskey an opportunity to become part of their own special group. The Big Jones Bourbon Society will offer participants a free pour of a featured bourbon or whiskey each month with their dinner. Once the shot is guzzled down, they will receive a stamp on their society passport.

Members who complete their passports and make it through all 46 bourbons/whiskeys will achieve the status of Master Taster and win tickets to a special all-out whiskey dinner at the restaurant. They will also receive priority invitations to special bourbon dinners.

Big Jones features Southern cooking with a focus on sustainability grown heritage and heirloom crops and livestock, sustainable seafood, and historic receipts from the Southern culinary literature. Executive Chef and Owner Paul Fehribach opened the restaurant in April of 2008 to rave reviews including “Best New Restaurant” by Chicago Magazine in 2009.

In a Big Jones press release, they said “The bourbon and whiskey library makes the perfect libation alongside Fehribach’s Southern heirloom cooking, with extensive offerings appealing to both new sippers and the staunchest of enthusiasts.”

To become a part of the society, simply ask a server or bartender for a sign-up form at the restaurant. Everyone who signs up will receive a monthly email with the featured bourbon or whiskey.



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