Author Archives: drink

Gin Foundry – Finn’s Barrel Finished Gin


Finn’s Gin is one of the products carefully made on the very popular stretch of Milwaukee Avenue, in North Western Chicago’s achingly hip Logan Square area by Chicago Distilling Company. With its tall bottle, fervent supporters recommending it and cheeky halo on the logo – we were intrigued to take a closer look.

Chicago Distilling Company was founded in 2010 and is family owned and operated by the DiPrizio family (Jay and Noelle are married, and they are joined in this adventure by Jay’s brother Vic). While a relatively recent addition to the craft distilling scene, the story really begins in the Wisconsin North Woods, nearly a century ago. Noelle’s family has a long history of moonshining (but not if the Feds ask… then it’s just talk). Growing up in the Chicago suburb of Buffalo Grove, she had no idea of her family’s past. It was only once her husband Jay, discovered it spending time with her family, did the idea start to take seed.

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Bocce Thursdays – July Dates


Chicago Distilling Co. has teamed up with American Bocce Company for Indoor Bocce Ball!

July Dates:
July 7th at 7pm
July 21st at 7pm

CDCO will have $7 cocktail specials!

Sign up as a 4 person team, $30 per team
Chicago Distilling will create brackets and winner at the end of the night will receive a bottle of one of our award winning spirits!
Golden Rule: Drink in Hand When Tossing!

Purchase Tickets on Eventbrite

The Hop Review – Sources of Inspiration: Beer + Whiskey with Chicago Distilling Co.










One such operation calls a very popular stretch of Milwaukee Avenue home; Logan Square’sChicago Distilling Company. We caught up with one of the three founders, Jay DiPrizio, to discuss artisan spirits in a city that takes its booze seriously. And, we converse over how a family history inspired him to pursue the craft, how he was able to develop a line of beer-inspired whiskey and how brewing beer might be in their future.

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