Rhine Hall Distillery

in West Loop & Near West Side

A father-daughter team operates this cute-as-a-button distillery that specializes in fruit brandies. They source the apples, cherries, plums and other ingredients from the Great Lakes region. Sample the unusual wares in flights or cocktails in the minimalist little tasting room, or take a 45-minute tour (per person $10).

It's well off the beaten path in an industrial corridor, but super friendly and worth seeking out.