|Chi-town and Lake Michigan from the Hancock building|
|Twisted view of the beach and city to the North|
|A highlight of the Art Institute|
|The Hopdevil and The Bean|
|Look carefully at the center - that's us!|
|Tigers win!! Too bad for Chicago fans.|
We had a wonderful dinner at the Sable restaurant adjacent to the hotel and stopped in the bar afterward to sample a scotch. I looked behind the bar to see what they had on offer and saw 2 huge shelves stacked 4 bottles deep with single malts!! They offered no less than 320 different bottles of scotch. The bartender was very knowledgeable and was impressed when I told him that my favorite was Highland Park 18 (also one of his favorites). He offered me a Tobermory 15 which was fantastic. We got to talking and he pulled some unique bottles off the shelf for me to try. One was Bruichladdich Black Art:
|Black Art - fantastic, lots of flavor and complexity, not too peaty,|
If you want to buy a bottle you can get one here for only 1,975 UK Pounds (plus shipping).
|$450 per ounce - not good but at least it was free|
That was our 3 days in Chi-town. We had a blast but we're exhausted and ready for some peace and quiet. On to the lake country of Minnesota...