Ardbeg's Monsters of Smoke Bring Their Single Malt Whisky to the ATX

Humongous tactical vehicles transport the high-end hooch hither

They call it "the ultimate Islay single malt scotch whisky," and you might want to contest that – because you're a Texan and, therefore, just naturally argumentative, right? – but everyone knows that Ardbeg is among the planet's finest peated malts.

Fact: Nothing stops the Ardbeg Monsters of Smoke

And now you can judge its power and taste for yourself, citizen. Brand representatives are roaming the Lone Star State (on this latest leg of their national tour) in oversized all-terrain tactical vehicles (named Wee Beastie and An Oa) and they (the reps, not the vehicles) will be dispensing palatable drams to smoky whisky lovers throughout Austin.

Also, you'll be treated to an array of Ardbeg surprises, giveaways, and augmented reality photo opportunities.

What's that you say? You don't want to miss this sort of spirited action? Oh, we totally feel you on that.

Luckily, the event's happening over two days at four different places in this city. And we – your booze-happy friends at the Austin Chronicle – we're telling you where and when:

On Wed., April 7, the Monsters of Smoke will be at The Austin Shaker #2 (420 N. Pleasant Valley) from 3-9pm … and at Total Wine (5601 Brodie #800) also from 3-9pm.

On Thu., April 8, the whisky-toting helltrucks will visit Deb's Liquor (10740 Research #135) from 5-9pm … and Total Wine (1201 Barbara Jordan #900) also from 5-9pm.

It's about time, we reckon, to practice saying Sláinte with a proper Ardbeg inflection.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More by Wayne Alan Brenner
Visual Art Review: Stuffed Animal Rescue Foundation’s “The Still Life”
Visual Art Review: Stuffed Animal Rescue Foundation’s “The Still Life”
This charming exhibit rehabilitates neglected stuffies, then puts them to work creating art

March 22, 2024

Spider Sculptures, Gore Feasts, and More Arts Events
Spider Sculptures, Gore Feasts, and More Arts Events
Feed your art habit with these recommended events for the week

March 22, 2024

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Keep up with happenings around town

Kevin Curtin's bimonthly cannabis musings

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle