Odds are, you’ve been pretty well behaved in the booze department since New Year’s Eve.
You’ve probably made it through every Netflix documentary there is by now.
So there’s no better way to break free from your sweatpants-only hibernation mode and add some excitement to the dark depths of January than with whisky, good food and good company.
Now that we have your attention, we’ll remind you that you don’t have to wait until St. Patrick’s Day to raise a glass (or four) to some of our favourite countries across the pond.
Wednesday, January 25 is Robbie Burns Day – and there’s a new, hip way to celebrate the famed Scotsman.
This year, Dewar’s Whisky is inviting scotch lovers to experience the Scotch Egg Club: a pop-up speakeasy highlighting a unique (and delicious) marriage: scotch eggs and Dewar’s Whisky.
First launched in Brooklyn last fall, Tommy’s Egg Kitchen will make its Canadian debut and open to the public January 25 (7pm-10pm). No doubt you’ll want to be there.
A far cry from guzzling cheap beer at a pub (though there’s a time and place for that), you’ll network with other young professionals as you sip the world’s most awarded blend whisky. The refined palette will quickly detect that it’s been double aged for a smoother taste.
Gabe Cardarella, Dewar’s North American Brand Ambassador, will host a scotch egg competition, where six renowned chefs from across Canada will compete for the title of best scotch egg (and anyone who’s ever attempted to make one—a hardboiled egg wrapped in sausage meat and deep-fried—knows that it’s an art in itself). Acclaimed Scottish chef James Forrest will also be on hand to witness the standoff.
The Scotch Egg Club, which will take place in cities across North America, gives guests the chance to eat and judge, tasting each of the finalists’ creations to determine the ultimate winner. Each scotch egg will be inspired by the Dewar’s range of whiskies.
The pairing is a natural one. It pays homage to two of Tommy Dewar’s great passions: whisky and chickens.
In addition to producing the finest whisky, Tommy Dewar and his sons raised a collection of pedigree chickens. This resulted in the relationship between scotch eggs and whisky.
Guests can expect a fun and lively evening featuring scotch eggs, inspired cocktails, live music and yes, chicken games. Sounds like a pretty solid ‘hump day’ to us.
Get your tickets now—they will sell out.