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December 18, 2023 @ 6:30 pm

 |  $70


December 18, 2023
6:30 pm
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The Smoke Shop BBQ
8 Holyoke Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
(617) 547-7427

‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and dress UGLY. The Smoke Shop BBQ is hosting our 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Party with Maker’s Mark. You and your friends will enjoy a full BBQ dinner spread with some of our most popular dishes, a special event cocktail, plus a tasting & education of 3 whiskeys from the Maker’s Mark portfolio. And to celebrate the tradition that is the ugly holiday sweater, we’ll award some fun prizes to the guests with the ugliest sweaters, so be sure to wear yours to be entered to win! The event will also include a hand-dipping wax station where guests will receive their own Maker’s Mark hand-dipped whiskey glass.

We pride ourselves on having one of the largest private whiskey collections in Massachusetts. Maker’s Mark is one of our favorite brands to partner with because they continue to give us an unforgettable in-depth experience for every private barrel we create with them. For this 3-flight tasting, you will get the chance to try three of our private barrels with Maker’s Mark (Private Barrels #3, #4, & #5), each with their own unique flavor profile. Maker’s uses a red winter wheat mash bill (instead of the common rye) and a double-distillation process in their hand-crafted bourbons. Our private barrels finish on their farm in Kentucky for 3 months and then are sent to us here. You won’t want to miss these one-of-a-kind pours.

Event Details:

  • Buffet-style Smoke Shop BBQ dinner
  • Custom event cocktail
  • Whiskey tasting/presentation: Patrick Gaggiano will talk about Maker’s Mark‘s handcrafted approach to distilling
  • Maker’s Mark whiskey tasting: The Smoke Shop’s Private Barrels #3, #4, and #5
  • Ugly sweater competition and 3 winners: 1st place – $50 digital gift card to the Smoke Shop BBQ, 2nd place – $20 digital gift card to the Smoke Shop BBQ + signed Smoke Shop’s “Backyard BBQ” cookbook, 3rd place – 1 signature Smoke Shop BBQ 16 oz spice of their choice
  • Take home a hand-dipped Maker’s Mark whiskey glass

**Winners who receive digital gift cards will be able to use them at a later date after 12/18. Digital gift cards are for dining in and takeout (food only) at all locations (except Hub Hall). We take photos and videos during events for marketing purposes. Please let us know if this is something you are uncomfortable with.**