Kicking off December with lots of Scotch Whisky


Bracketing the Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America’s Whisky Extravaganza at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on December 3, we will be celebrating with two complimentary events:


The Whisky Extravaganza from The Whisky Extravaganza on Vimeo.


Wednesday, December 2, Laphroaig Bottle signing with Simon Brooking at Fine Spirits:
Whether you prefer, as Distillery Manager, John Campbell, put it, “A big, peaty slap in the face,” like Laphroaig 10yr old or something more subtle like the Lapahroaig 40, we will have all expressions of Laphroaig available for sale and signing by famed brand ambassador Simon Brooking on December 2.  Join us from 6:00 - 8:00pm to taste and talk about Laphroaig single malt scotch with Simon.
Friday , December 4, Compass Box Whisky Tasting at Fine Spirits:
Compass Box creates award winning artisan Scotch whiskies! This is your opportunity to join brand ambassador, Mark Pruckner, for a complimentary guided tasting of the Signature range of Compass Box Whiskies.We will be sampling all five of the Signature whiskies (and possibly even getting a taste of the limited edition releases) from 6:00- 9:00PM!



Win a Free bottle of Whisky from Sips Suds & Smokes

We hope you enjoy our holiday edition of the show but head over to the Sips Suds & Smokes FB page and reply with a good story of holiday gatherings with alcohol. Video and pictures are awesome. The winner will receive a free bottle of whisky. Dave and Mike will pick someone at random, pretty much how we pick nearly everything.

FREE, including shipping to anywhere in the USA.
Must over 21 to enter and win. 

DEADLINE: Noon on 11/27 CST


Here are the whiskies reviewed this episode:

Caol Ila
Oban Little Bay
Laphroaig 18
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof
Corsair Buck Yeah
Old Scout Barrel Proof


Compass Box Whisky Dinner December 4 2015


Five Course Compass Box Whisky Dinner

Presented by Harmeet Aurora, Mark Pruckner, & Chef Jorge Montes


Friday, December 4

7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

at Roho Kitchen


Welcome Cocktail with passed Hors d'oeuvres:
Caramelized Onion Tart, Crème Fraiche and Salmon Roe
Poached Mussels with Corn Relish and Leche de Tigre



First Course:
Oyster on Half Shell with Granny Smith Apple Mignonette and Celery Granita 
with Compass Box "Asyla"



Second Course:
House Cured Salmon, Yukon Gold and Leek Hash Browns, Quail Egg and Dill-Mustard Aioli
with Compass Box "Oak Cross"



Third Course:
Rootbeer Glazed Pork Belly, Kimchi Brussels Sprouts and Warm Farro Salad
with Compass Box "The Spice Tree"



Fourth Course:
BBQ Cured and Braised Brisket, Smoked Gnocchi, Caramelized Rutabaga
with Compass Box "The Peat Monster"



Fifth Course: 
Apple Tart Tatin, Coconut Anglaise, and Hedonism-Raisin-Coconut Ice Cream
with Compass Box "Hedonism"





Six Course Wine & Food Pairing at Roho Kitchen Saturday, September 26


Six Course Wine & Food Tasting Menu

Presented by Harmeet Aurora & Chef Jorge Montes

Saturday, September 26

7:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.


First course

Grouper tiradito, choclo, aji limo and red onions

Tentaka Kuni "Hawk in the Heavens" Junmai Sake


Second Course

'Sudado' of Corvina with shrimp and octopus, yucca and rich broth

Luca Chardonnay Tupungato Mendoza G Lot 2012


Third Course

Sirloin empanadas with raisins, hard boiled egg, sofrito and kalamata olive aioli

Luca Pinot Noir Tupungato Mendoza G Lot 2012


Fourth Course

BBQ pulled pork, cheddar-cornbread and pickled green beans

Luca Laborde Double Select Syrah 2011


Fifth Course

Churrasco with chimichurri, fingerling potatoes and blistered tomatoes

Tikal "Patriota" Malbec/Bonarda Blend 2012



Sixth Course

Chocolate molten cake, blackberry compote and orange whipped cream

Tikal "Jubilo" Cab/Malbec Blend 2012



 Note: Attendees must be 21 years of age and older.  


This event will be held at Roho Kitchen

Eventbrite - September 26 2015 Six Course Wine & Food Pairing!






Ardbeg Odyssey Tour arrives on Saturday, August 29!

Complimentary Whisky Tasting and Interactive exhibit

Saturday, August 29 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM



Ardbeg went to space, and now comes the odyssey. Starting May 7th, the vials of Space Ardbeg that came back from the International Space Station will be touring the U.S.

As part of the Odyssey Tour, consumers will be able to view the vials of cosmic Ardbeg while sampling different expressions of the Earth-aged whisky. We will also have the chance to tour The Odyssey trailer, which features an interactive space capsule simulator and a new video game titled Islay Invaders. Guests will board the capsule in the requisite Ardbeg space helmet, have their picture taken, and get a feel for how small the Ardbeg- and astronaut-bearing capsule really was.