smoked whiskey richardson

Smoke it! The Whiskey Craze You Must Try.

So you’re a fan of whiskey, eh?


You’re in good company because so are we! 


In fact, when you visit Tricky Fish in Richardson or Fort Worth, you’ll find an entire menu of amazing sipping whiskies perfectly curated to include only the best. What’s on the list? Woodford Reserve, Herman Marshall, Balcones, Firestone & Robertson TX, and Knob Creek – just to name a few. 


Smoked Whiskey: What is it? 


At Tricky Fish, you can order your whiskey neat or on the rocks – and you can even get it smoked. Many customers ask us about smoked whiskey, so here’s the rundown:


1.  Start with the Right Wood: At Tricky Fish, we love to use maple, as it as a balanced sweetness to the whiskey when smoked. Just a chunk of the good stuff will do. 

2.  Flame It: Smoking whiskey is so fun to watch! We take the chunk of maple and then lightly torch it all over until it flames and becomes fragrant. When you smell it, you know it’s going to be the perfect complement to your whiskey. (Begin thinking about which whiskey to add…hummmmm.)

3.  Take the Smoke Hostage: Next, after about 30 seconds of smoking the wood, we grab a mason jar and collect the smoke in it. Signs hard? It’s actually pretty simple. Nothing one of our top notch bartenders can’t handle. 

4.  Add Whiskey: Just like you steep coffee or tea, you now steep your favorite whiskey in the smoke for the perfect infusion. Many customers love the smoked Firestone & Robertson TX Whiskey, and the smoked Old Fashioned is pretty darn delicious too if you’re in the mood for a cocktail.

Are you a visual learner? Check out this video of one of our Tricky Fish bartenders demonstrating the art of smoked whiskey!


Have you Tried Smoked Whiskey?! - Tricky Fish Richardson

At Tricky Fish, we’re a huge fan of whiskey.

So much in fact, that we have an entire menu dedicated to our favorite sippin’ whiskies. Chances are, some of them are your favorites too: Woodford Reserve, Firestone & Robertson TX, Booker’s, and more.

But have you tried your whiskey smoked?

Tricky Fish in Richardson’s CityLine development has perfected the art of smoked whiskey and we invite you to come give it a try! Here’s the technique:

·     Start with the Perfect Chunk of Wood: Maple is our wood of choice, as it adds the perfect sweetness to any whiskey infusion.

·     Light in On Fire: We grab our torch and light that sucker on fire! You watch the maple flame and just know it’s gonna be good.

·     Capture the Smoke: After burning for about 30 seconds, we capture the smoke in a mason jar - it’s easier than it might sound.

·     Add the Whiskey of Choice: Pretty much any whiskey is delicious when steeped with smoke, so take your pick of our extensive selection of whiskies! (Smoked Firestone & Robertson TX Whiskey is locally produced and one of our customer favorites.)

·     Steep & Enjoy: Let the whiskey steep for a few minutes and serve over ice.

·     Try it in a Cocktail! We also love mixing our smoked whiskey in an Old Fashioned or Manhattan for a new twist on an old favorite. Let us know how you’d like your smoked whiskey in Richardson.

Want to see the process in action? CityLine recently posted our bartender in action:



To try a glass of smoked whiskey, visit us at Tricky Fish this week! We are conveniently located in the heart of Richardson’s new CityLine development and are open for lunch, dinner, happy hour, and late night cocktails.