Rhine Hall Distillery
May 11, 2018
Located next to the Goose Island brewery in West Town, this hip distillery, run by daughter and father team, Jenny and Charlie Solberg, makes some glorious brandies. Their speciality is apple brandy but they also make their own grappa and other fruit brandies are on the cards. Their tasting room is attractive, a bright, light space with a long wooden bar at which you can sample their wares. In addition to tasting measures of the apples brandy and its oak-aged sibling, they also offer a selection of five brandy-based cocktails, including a classic Brandy Alexander (but of course), a Maple Syrup-laced take on the Old Fashioned and the fruity Bobos which blends apple with raspberry and lemon to create something sweet but also sharp. There are tours available if you want to learn more about the distilling process but if you just want to rock up and try a drink or two, that’s cool too. Bottles of all their spirits are available to buy and come with a cocktail recipe. The tasting room has limited opening hours so do check online before planning your visit.