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Chicago Independent Spirits Expo 2016

Chicago Independent Spirits Expo 2016

21sep6:30 pm9:00 pmChicago Independent Spirits Expo 2016

Event Details

The 6th annual Chicago Independent Spirits Expo will be taking place in the Windy City on September 21, 2016. The event offered to industry professionals as well as consumers is one of the largest gatherings of small, independent, family owned, handcrafted spirits and distillers, importers, bottlers, distributors and representatives.

Distillery Trail visitors can save 20% on admission by using code DT while registering for the event.  (Click here to see list of participating brands.)

And, the event isn’t all talk – distillers will be pouring a variety of more than 500 spirit samples from some of the best boutique vodkas, gins, rums, tequilas, mezcals, whiskies, liqueurs and bourbons from all around the world. The world class event promises to include spirits from the US, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, France, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Japan, India, Australia and New Zealand.

Complete Chicago Independent Spirits Expo Schedule for the Day

  • The Illinois Craft Distillers Association (ICDA) Meeting: 10am-11:30am
  • Industry Round Table Discussion: 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Financing a Brand Seminar: 2:15pm-3:15pm
  • The Common Sense of Scents Seminar: 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • VIP / Industry Tasting Session: 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • General Admission Tasting Session: 6:30pm-9:00pm

Tickets for the Chicago Independent Spirits Expo (Distillery Trail attendees can save 20% on admission by using promo code DT when checking out.) 

  • VIP Tickets: $85. Use the promo code “DT” to save $17 and get in for only $68.
  • General Admission Tickets: $65. Use promo code “DT” to save $17 and get in for only $52.

You can purchase tickets for the Chicago Independent Spirits Expo here.



(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT


Hilton Chigago Hotel

Hilton Chicago Hotel, 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613

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