Bona Bona's sticky date cake and Laphroaig-butterscotch ice cream is just one of the dishes you'll find at SmorgasBurns.

Bona Bona's sticky date cake and Laphroaig-butterscotch ice cream is just one of the dishes you'll find at SmorgasBurns.

Between good whisky and epic poetry, Scotland knows how to make the best of bad weather. The crew at Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky heard New York is having a record cold winter, so they’re bringing their country’s annual Burns Night celebration to Brooklyn.

The poet Robert Burns ought to feel appropriately honored by the totally free celebration of food, Scotch tastings and cocktails going down on Thursday, Jan. 18 from 6-10 p.m. at Weylin (173 Broadway, Williamsburg).

Dubbed SmorgasBurns, Laphroaig invited eight Smorgasburg vendors to come out of their winter home at Industry City for the occasion and offer their takes on Scottish-inspired eats. Think lamb-filled dumplings from Destination Dumpling, sticky date cake with butterscotch Laphroaig-infused ice cream from Bona Bona and mince & tatties, ground beef in gravy over Home Frites fries.

Registration for the free event filled up fast, but Metro got our hands on four VIP tickets (no waiting in line to get in!) for you and a guest to give away to whisky-loving readers ages 21 and older.

 

Just send an email to eva.kis@metro.us with your name and a paragraph from your favorite poem — or, in keeping with the theme of the night, write a short one about whisky! Limericks are especially welcome, because every art form should know how to have a little fun.

Winners will be notified on Thursday morning, and will need to show valid proof of ID with age to enter.