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Whiskey Walks

Schedule and location


Saturday, October 26, 2019, noon to 1:30 p.m., 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., or 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Big Rock Visitor Station, P13

  • Section A: noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • Section B: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Section C: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Fees and Registration

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Oaks are an essential part of whiskey making, and an essential part of Illinois nature, too. Arboretum experts will fill you in on all-things-oak during a 45-minute guided hike through the East Woods. Learn how to identify types of oaks, why they’re an important part of our local woodlands, and why they’re so good for the barrels used to produce whiskey.

After your hike, return to the covered Big Rock Visitor Station and quench your thirst with a whiskey tasting hosted by local distillers Whiskey Acres from DeKalb, Illinois. As you sip, learn the history, lore, and distilling process of this popular American spirit. You’ll never drink whiskey the same way again.


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Kris Bachtell, vp of collections and facilities department

Course details

Notes: Held outdoors. Ages 21+. Limit 20 per section

Arboretum class weather, cancellation and refund policies