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Oliver McCrum Spirits Tour 2022

The Oliver McCrum botanical bus is in Chicago!

On, Wednesday, September 14, Cream and Oliver McCrum are hosting an Amaro + Italian Spirits education salon and tasting at Billy Sunday from 12-3pm. This is a trade only event.

Visiting Producers:

  • BORDIGA @bordiga1888
    Vermouth, amari, gin and liqueurs from the Piedmontese Alps since 1888. Bordiga makes all their own individual infusions, and many of the wild plants used, such as gentian, juniper and chamomile, are still picked by hand in the Alps nearby. Everything they do is made in-house using old recipes written by founder Pietro Bordiga himself.

  • FRED JERBIS @opificiofred
    Fred, aka Federico Cremasco, is a bartender who studied profumeria (the distilling of herbs) and is an avid herbalist. His family grows classic cooking herbs, and for his spirits he farms most herbs himself and either purchases or forages the rest from within a 50km radius. Because he purchases everything fresh, and dries them himself, the herbs can change a bit from year to year and each harvest and batch yields a slightly different result.

  • IL MALLO @ilmallo_official
    Il Mallo is a small producer of Nocino, an Italian walnut liqueur, dating back three generations and now passed from mother to daughter. They are recognized in Emilia Romagna, a region famous for its Nocino, as the creme de la creme. Making the best Nocino requires generations of knowledge, at least 11 months infusion followed by a further 18 months of aging, and the right blend of botanicals to bring the final product into harmony.

  • LIQUORE DELLE SIRENE @liquoridellesirene
    The name Sirene is a tribute to one of the most beautiful bays in Lake Garda, Baia delle Sirene (Bay of the Sirens), where Elisa Carta crafts her unique bitter herbal liqueurs and where she grew up learning to grow herbs with her grandmother. Elisa has masterfully reworked old family recipes, sourcing almost all the botanicals locally from nearby organic farmers, infusing all her botanicals separately, and using strictly natural ingredients.

Seating for the salon portion (12-1pm) is limited. Please contact your Cream sales rep to reserve your seat and RSVP to the event.

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