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Whiskey Walks

Schedule and Location

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 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

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

Fees and Registration

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Course Description

Glasses filled with different types of whiskey

(SOLD OUT) Join us for a hike and whiskey tasting at The Morton Arboretum. Oaks are an essential part of whiskey making, and an essential part of Illinois’s history, too! There are so many reasons to get to know oaks. Arboretum experts will fill you in on all-things-oak during a 45-minute guided hike through the East Woods.

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.

Instructors: Kris Bachtell, Vice President of Collections and Facilities; Mark McKinney, Natural Resources Supervisor
Notes: Held outdoors. Ages 21+. Limit 20 per section


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Course Details

ONLINE:  REGISTER NOW, opens new tab
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.


Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.