Halò, Single Malt Mates,
Just the other day, I hosted a pairing party with some of my neighbors.
Here was the menu and the whisky.
Glencoe 8 year old by Ben Nevis, which we visited in Scotland. We paired this with barbecued steak.
Notes from Robin Laing
Big sherry notes of toffee,caramel and spun sugar;turning fresher with straw,slate,pear,peach sundae,and honey on digestives. Struck matches and fireworks later.
Sweetie cigarettes,tea,coconut, apricot,smooth,full,syrupy.
An impressive drop,with a masculine sherry influence.
The whisky made the steak taste better and vice versa. I recommend it…
Talsiker 10 with smoked salmon. Always a fave.
Went over well with the folks
Third Glenfiddch 15 with enchiladas
Here is the whisky
Glenfiddich are the best selling Single Malt in the World, and there is a reason for this; they have remarkable levels of consistency, and people really like the taste. Simple really. The 15 is innovative, in that it is a Solera Vatting, which means they continually pour 15 year old Glenfiddich into a large oak vat, where it mingles with Glenfiddich 15 from previous years. They never let this vat empty, creating a complex mixture of older vintage 15 year old Glenfiddich. It produces a fruity, rich and vibrant dram.
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Heather honey, vanilla fudge and rich dark fruits on the nose.
Palate: Layers of sherried oak, marzipan, cinnamon and ginger. A rich and sweet finish.
Glendfiddich 15 goes great with spicy food. Everyone liked this pairing
Fourth Glenfiddich 15 with Kung Pao chicken
This is a real guid pairing.
I recommend you try it.
Fifth Kilkerran bourbon wood with clam chowder.
This whisky is a collectors item as it is no longer being manufactured. You might be agle to get it at a local liquor store
A long-awaited ten year old release from Glengyle distillery, released as part of the Kilkerran Work in Progress series. This is the bourbon-aged expression and shows just how well the spirit is maturing.
Everyone likes this whisky pairing so you can use any Campeltown with your chowder…
Last we paired French Vanilla with an 18 year old Mortlach.
A Signatory Bottling from a snigle cask, Exciting whisky!
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Nutty at first, followed by vibrant spices – think ginger and cinnamon – paired with fresh green apples and lemon zest. Lyle’s Golden Syrup and toffee pennies too.
Palate: The decadent syrup and caramel notes develop on the palate, with oak, earthy tobacco and almonds adding depth. Tropical fruit notes give it a lively backbone.
Finish: Citrus, mocha and more tobacco notes last.
Anyway, another successful event. I hope you enjoy some single malt whisky with your food.
Whisky, drink divine!
Why should drivelers bore us
With the praise of wine
While we’ve thee before us?”
Here’s tae the heath, the hill and the heather,
The bonnet, the plaid, the kilt and the feather.
A h-uile la sona dhuibh‘s gun la idir dona dhuibh!
May all your days be happy ones.
Slàinte mhòr agus a h-uile beannachd duibh.
Great health and every good blessing to you
Your Scotch Spirit Master