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Spirits

  1. Letherbee Distilery - Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival Highlights

    Letherbee Distilery - Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival Highlights
    Letherbee is an independent artisanal distillery founded as an outlet for a few exceptionally talented bartenders to create unique and signature spirits engineered to enliven the discerning drinker and stock the arsenal of the professional bartender. Their signature gin is distinct yet versatile and led the way to a range of craft botanical spirits – barrel-aged absinthe and BESK, a...
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  2. Rhine Hall Distillery - Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival Highlights

    Rhine Hall Distillery - Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival Highlights
    Father and daughter team Charlie and Jenny Solberg operate a hand-crafted brandy distillery - Rhine Hall - in the heart of Chicago’s industrial district, right across the street from Pastoral HQ, crafting fine brandy from locally sourced produce exclusively from the Great Lakes region. Charlie Solberg was inspired by his Austrian surroundings in the lake region of Bodensee, nestled between...
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  3. Journeyman Distillery - Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival Highlights

    Journeyman Distillery - Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival Highlights
    Journeyman Distillery is a handcrafted organic distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan in the EK Warren Historic Featherbone Factory, founded by staunch prohibitionist EK Warren, as a buggy whip and corsets factory. Offering organic artisan spirits like gin, vodka, rum and a focus on whiskey, each bottle is distilled, bottled, labeled and packaged at this historic distillery, rich with tradition and...
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  4. Journeyman Distillery 'Featherbone Bourbon' Barrel #148 - Exclusively at Pastoral!

    Journeyman Distillery 'Featherbone Bourbon' Barrel #148 - Exclusively at Pastoral!
    Journeyman Distillery is a handcrafted organic distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan in the EK Warren Historic Featherbone Factory, founded by staunch prohibitionist EK Warren, as a buggy whip and corsets factory. Offering organic artisan spirits like gin, vodka, rum and a focus on whiskey, each bottle is distilled, bottled, labeled and packaged at this historic distillery, rich with tradition and...
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  5. FEW Spirits - Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival Highlights

    FEW Spirits - Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival Highlights
    FEW Spirits in Evanston, IL is a new take on the timeless liquors of the past, embodying the tradition of quality spirits. Every batch is distilled from the very best grains, bottled in-house and handled with the utmost care. Master Distiller, Paul Hletko fought to reverse antiquated liquor laws in the former Temperance Movement town, transitioning it from a dry...
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  6. Staff Recipe: Fondue

    Staff Recipe: Fondue
    We've chosen some of our favorite melty cheeses for this Fondue Recipe! Ingredients 12 ounces shredded Reading Raclette (about 5 cups) 12 ounces shredded Castelinhos (about 5 cups) 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 medium garlic clove, halved 1 1/2 cups dry white wine 1-2 tablespoons Kirsch (optional, or substitute with Brandy) Instructions Toss the cheeses and cornstarch in a large bowl...
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  7. See Behind the Building of Bar Pastoral!

    Our friends at moss design, the super cool Chicago design studio who helped us realize Bar Pastoral have posted a great video about the project.  It's easy to look good when you've got a great team of designers, artists and contractors on your side!
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  8. Derby Days Are Here Again

    Derby Days Are Here Again
    It's May which means the Kentucky Derby is back and, as if on cue, summer appears to have shown up for the weekend as well! If you're anything like us here at Pastoral, the Derby weekend is a choice opportunity to have a party with your friends and neighbors and consume copious amounts of bourbon, burgoo, and derby pie. If...
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  9. Pastoral's 2nd Annual Artisan Producer Festival

    Pastoral's 2nd Annual Artisan Producer Festival
    4/28: Save The Date-- Come meet over 70 makers of the artisan foods and beverages you love at this unique Chicago event! Join Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine at the Chicago French Market for this amazing free event where you can taste, learn and appreciate some of America's (and the world's!) finest producers of cheese, wine & spirits, craft...
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  10. Cupid Takes A "Shot"

    Cupid Takes A "Shot"
    Just in time for Valentine's Day: an artisinal vodka sure to start or end your date on a pitch-perfect note. Pastoral is proud to add Detroit's very own Valentine Vodka to its small roster of artisinal spirits. Valentine is the vision of ex-Wall Streeter and now Master Distiller, Rifino Valentine. Distilled from a proprietary blend of Michigan raised red wheat...
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