This is how were celebrating St. Patricks Day by offering a great selection of small batch and hard-to-find classic malts and whiskeys, says Scruffy Murphys owner John Elliott, who adds that tonights Classic Malts Showdown isnt like sitting down with a shot of Jameson. Instead, he says, its an educational experience, one in which sippers will be turned on to nuanced tastings and different flavorings, some of which, he insists, mimic cordials. The event, hosted by Robert Sickler, whom Elliott calls one of the top whiskey experts in the United States, costs $35 per person, and includes heavy passed appetizers, eight drams of malts and whiskeys and 10 percent off Scruffys entire whiskey menu for the duration of the night. To purchase tickets, go to www.scruffymurphysdenver.ticketleap.com/classicmaltsshowdown or call 303-291-6992.
Sun., March 13, 5-7 p.m., 2011