Assuming today's St. Patrick's Day celebrations don't make you swear off whiskey forever, you'll want to clear some space in your schedule for Faith & Whiskey's first-ever Whiskey Week, five days of specials and celebrations at the Lincoln Park bar.
It all starts with a cocktail reception from 8-9 p.m. tonight hosted by Jameson (and the Jameson girls). Expect $6 40s, $3 well drinks and traditional Irish music and Irish rock all night.
On Thursday, Jack Daniels (well, his brand) will stop by for a reception from 9-11 p.m.; get loaded on $4 drinks/shots before live band karaoke starts at 10 p.m.
On Friday, Jack is back for a tasting and informational session from 7-8 p.m., with several whiskey varieties paired with chocolate, caramel, toasted almond shavings and dried apricots. It's also Faith & Whiskey's first anniversary, so you'll enjoy free pizza from 5-8 p.m. and a "video power hour" from 8-9 p.m.
On Saturday, Northwestern University "Whiskey Professor" Mark Gruber (also of Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois) hosts an informational session and rare whiskey tasting from 8-9 p.m.
On Sunday, the bar launches "Country Sundays," a new weekly event featuring a live country band (Grimm Taylor kicks things off) and beer pong from 5-8:30 p.m. Special to the kickoff event will be a Southern Comfort hosted cocktail reception from 7-9 p.m.
Still in a peaty frame of mind? The annual WhiskyFest goes down on April 23 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.