Get a crash course in spirits tasting and cocktail creation with a mixology 101 lesson at Thornton Distilling Co. Located in Thornton, Illinois, the grain-to-glass distillery is housed in a historic building dating back to 1857. The oldest-standing brewery in Illinois and restored in 2014, the distillery offers guests a look at how beer and spirits were produced through the 19th century, Prohibition, and today. When guests arrive, they'll enter through The Well, the distillery’s tasting room and cocktail bar, to be greeted and shown into Distiller’s Hall where individual workstations will be set up with all the tools and ingredients needed to create world-class cocktails. The Well's Master Mixologist will then instruct and guide your group through classic cocktail history and lead a hands-on workshop to craft two of the distillery's signature drinks. Small tours will be offered at the end of the event, and the tours will conclude in the bar for a tasting. Guests will then be offered an additional cocktail while they mingle and enjoy some appetizers.