Freedmen’s BBQ is giving whiskey lovers and novices alike have the chance to fall more in love with the distilled spirit. Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 28 — and running the last Wednesday of every month until December — Freedmen’s will host its Monthly Whiskey Dinners from 7 to 9 p.m., highlighting select whiskeys from a featured distillery paired with a three-course meal.
When guests have had the opportunity to savor the distinct characteristics of the Aberlour, they’ll also be treated to a 3-course tasting menu featuring ingredients sourced from selected Central Texas farms and ranches, paired with handcrafted cocktails that are made with the evening’s featured whiskey. Each weekly dinner features a different whiskey with newly created menu pairings for only $36 per person.
Starting Sept. 28, Freedmen’s will launch its new Whiskey Flight menu, which features an extensive and first-rate selection of American, Irish, Scottish and Japanese whiskeys, as well as dozens of rye, bourbon and limited-release specialty whiskeys with collections ranging from Whiskey 101 ($13.25), Highlanders ($36.50) and Texas Pride ($23) selections, to a build-your-own whiskey flight — the ideal option for tasting a variety of harder-to-find and elite whiskeys.
Whiskey lovers can also take part in the Around the World program, which allows guests to sample whiskeys from around the world by tracking each whiskey they taste. The first whiskey lover to sample 150 unique whiskeys will win a limo service for six guests to and from Treaty Oak Distillery, which includes a VIP tour, lunch, cocktails and the opportunity to blend their own whiskey. All guests who reach the 150 unique whiskeys milestone will receive 10 percent off Freedmen’s food for life, with the first 14 to achieve the goal also getting their names added to a special whiskey honor roll plaque behind the bar.
More information about Freedmen’s September Whiskey Dinner featuring Aberlour Scotch whisky can be found at www.Facebook.com/events/1077887568926628/. Tickets for the pairing event are now available for purchase at www.3and3aberlour.eventbrite.com.
Freedmen’s Bar and Smokehouse
2402 San Gabriel St. in the West Campus neighborhood of Central Austin.