Michael’s Whiskey Programs Taking “Flight” this Spring

Michael’s On East, and our adjacent retail store Michael’s Wine Cellar and Ballroom will be host to multiple spirits programs focused on Whiskey this spring.

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In advance of St. Patrick’s Day, Michael’s On East has debuted a new Taste of Ireland Irish Whiskey Flight. 

“A tasting ‘flight’ is a term used to describe a selection of wines, beers or spirits presented together for the purpose of sampling and comparison,” Michael’s On East Co-Proprietor Michael Klauber explained. “Flights present is a great opportunity to broaden your experience with specialty beverages.”

Michael’s new Taste of Ireland Irish Whiskey Flight showcases Jameson, Redbreast 12 Yr, "Single Pot Still" Green Spot and Yellow Spot 12 Yr Irish Whiskeys. The $18 flight consists of four ½-ounce samplings of each featured whiskey.  

Klauber was among the first restaurateurs to offer wine flights in the Restaurant years ago. Today, his team continues to explore small batch and boutique spirits flights as part of the ever-changing beverage program in the Michael’s On East Lounge and Restaurant. In the fall of 2016, Klauber and his wife Terri visited Ireland and brought back a renewed focus on Irish Whiskey offerings for the Restaurant.

Michael’s On East is located at 1212 East Avenue South, Sarasota, Fla. For reservations and more information, visit www.bestfood.com.


Over the past decade Irish Whiskey has regained its preeminence as the world’s finest. Fans of Irish Whiskey are invited to stop into Michael’s adjacent wine and spirits store, Michael's Wine Cellar, for a special offer this week. Guests are invited to save 10% off featured Irish Whiskeys, March 12-17, 2018. The retail store is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Saturday. 

Those unable to visit the retail store who prefer to take advantage of wine offerings are invited save 15% of all wine when shopping online with the promotional code “StPats15” through michaelswinecellar.com on March 17, 2018. 

Michael’s Wine Cellar is located at 1283 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fla. The online store is available at www.michaelswinecellar.com.  


The Sixth Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival will be held April 11 to 14, 2018 at multiple venues throughout Sarasota. Produced by Turner C. Moore, Whiskey Obsession is the largest world whiskey festival in the U.S., with four days of classes, tastings, lunch and dinner pairings, expanded bartender academy, interactive panel discussions, cigars, VIP pours, a fabulous grand tasting with hundreds of whiskies to sample, and live music street party in the heart of downtown. Dozens of distillers and professional brand ambassadors from around the world travel to Sarasota to share their knowledge and passion for these fine spirits. Since the event’s inception, the Michael’s On East Ballroom has been host to the Whiskey Obsession Festival Grand Tasting, set for Saturday, April 14, 2018. Three ticket levels are available for the Grand Tasting, from $45 to $195 per person. To learn more about the Whiskey Obsession Festival and make reservations for all tastings and classes, visit www.whiskeyobsessionfestival.com.

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Introducing Michael’s Irish Whiskey Flight