WHISKY AMBASSADOR: If you're familiar with spirits, you know that labels and houses very often come with their own ambassadors. Martin Daraz is one, and he'll be hosting the night. Bubbly and starters get things going, and then five courses are served -- smoked quail and rib eye are on the roster -- and paired with Black Grouse, Highland Park, and The Macallan. Are you thinking the flavors will be peaty, smoky, dark, and delicious? That's about right. Price is $110, and the parking fee is waived.
FOLLOWING THAT... There's a whiskey dinner stay-over package on the Queen Mary. You can nab two tickets to the dinner and a room for $319. Seriously, that's a really good deal, and there aren't many spirit tastings that have the option of spending the night. If only that was so. Whisky fans, we don't deny you your favorite drinking holes, but going a bit posh for a night, in a place with real Scottish ties, can only enhance your beverage-based acumen.