Chicago Distilling Company

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Here we are at the end of a long, tough, cold, snowy and otherwise challenging week.

Honestly, we don’t know how people in the real Siberia do it.

Oh, right. Vodka.

So here’s where to find plenty: Chicago Distilling Company, a new place for you to experience the miracle of vodka-birth, opening today at 4pm.

Now this looks like a place where things get made—from the big bow-trussed ceiling to the polished concrete floors. You can get a tour on Saturdays to poke around the kettle and see what goes into the process. Or just stop by the small shop in the front for a bottle of vodka or white whiskey. Oh, and in a few months, you’ll be able to pick up the barrel-aged stuff.

But mostly, you’ll come here on research missions, looking to warm yourself in ways no pair of thermal long johns can. Tinker with the Ceres (their 80-proof vodka) in a classic gimlet. Experiment with a warm Ginger Snap Man, made with Shorty’s (their brand of white lightning), maple syrup and spices.

It’s also great on waffles.

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