Monthly Archives: February 2015

Inside the New Chicago Distilling Company









Before Chicago Distilling Company moved in, the building at 2359 N. Milwaukee Ave. was just an abandoned, boarded-up print shop. But like many of its neighbors along this strip of Milwaukee—where recent openings include The Radler (2375 N. Milwaukee Ave.) and Gaslight Coffee Roasters (2385 N. Milwaukee Ave.)—this forlorn address has recently been brought back to life.

When we visited, bartender Shannon Marie Bandur greeted us with a cocktail dubbed the Spiced Lady. The drink starts with the distillery’s Ceres vodka (pictured below), which takes its name from the Roman goddess of grain, whose statue atop the Chicago Board of Trade watches over the city.

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