Date Night In With The Whisky Explorer

It’s time to get ready to attend one of the coolest virtual cocktail masterclasses of all time! The Whisky Explorer, Mike Brisebois, and the bartenders from Spirits with Smoke are giving you a glimpse into how talented mixologists create some of your favourite smoky drinks and how you can recreate them at home.

It’s time to get ready to attend one of the coolest virtual cocktail masterclasses of all time! The Whisky Explorer, Mike Brisebois, and the bartenders from Spirits with Smoke are giving you a glimpse into how talented mixologists create some of your favourite smoky drinks and how you can recreate them at home. Get ready to make a restaurant-grade smoked old fashioned and a delicious whiskey sour. 

If you haven’t had a chance to meet Mike Brisebois, he is the Brand Ambassador for the Distell Malts whisky portfolio and as such, gets to represent iconic distilleries like Deanston Distillery. As champions of the industrious spirit, Deanston prides itself on not only being whisky makers but also, risk-takers and hard workers. As entrepreneurs, they celebrate those who have created something new, regenerated something old, or made something unique – a concept that we are very familiar with here in Calgary where the spirit of community through entrepreneurship is alive and well. 

Spirits with Smoke are champions of the industrious spirit, and this local business serves the hospitality industry by selling hand-crafted smoking boards to bars, restaurants, and hotels in addition to making home kits for you to be able to re-create this experience at home, by adding a smoky twist on any cocktail of your choice.

With Father’s Day on the horizon, these boards make a great gift. And bonus! Spirits with Smoke is currently offering free shipping across Canada. While you’re at it, pair your purchase with one of the whiskies you’ll use in this event: Deanston Virgin Oak or Black Bottle Blended Scotch. These are two of the most versatile expressions and are sure to impress. Deanston Virgin Oak’s flavour profile would suit the contemporary whisky drinker who likes a delightful sweetness and candied notes on the palate. Black Bottle is a smooth and smoky blended with Scotch, the perfect addition to your quarantine bar cart. 

If you’re not a big whisky drinker but have other spirits at home, please feel free to join. We’re always looking for a new twist on a classic cocktail! Maybe a smoky gin & tonic? What about a smoked Moscow Mule? The possibilities are endless when you have your own smoking kit at home. This demonstration will give you the basics so you can start playing with fire at home.

So, grab your partner or roommates, and stay in with us! Let smoke tantalize your tastebuds on April 30th, and don’t forget to grab your Home Cocktail Smoking Kit

Register here, then follow @TheWhiskyExplorer and @SpiritswithSmoke on Instagram to secure your space in this incredible smoky cocktail soirée.

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