Halò, Single Malt Mates,
Tonight I had the temerity to pair Glenfiddich 18 with spicy Italian Chicago Style Meatballs. it was fantastically different. The smoothness of the whisky as usual enhanced the palate and finish when paired with the spicy sauce.
Whisky always goes well with meat anyway.
Sherried whiskies are always welcome with spicy foods when I am pairing.
Juist for your information, here is a wee bit of information about the distillery:
Glenfiddich whisky is produced at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown. The water source is the Robbie Dhu springs. Glenfiddich is matured in oak casks such as rum casks from the Caribbean (in the case of 21-year-old Gran Reserva), Bourbon whiskey barrels from America (Ancient Reserve), or sherry butts from Jerez in Spain.
The distillery uses 28 distinctively-shaped copper pot stills that are smaller than those now in use at most other distilleries. All are handmade and Glenfiddich employs a team of permanent craftsmen to maintain them.
28 Stills, Wow. The Still room must be huge. Anyway, we dinnae hae the time to visit.
Here is the whisky:
Glenfiddich 18 Bottling Note
Glenfiddich 18 Year Old (70cl, 40%)
$73.96 (plus $47.00 shipping and handling if you live in the States)
This 18 year old from Glenfiddich’s core range was matured in a mix of Oloroso sherry and bourbon casks.
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Loads of fruit. Zesty grapefruit, baked toffee apples. Dry, chocolate Flake-y wood and cinnamon.
Palate: Candied fruits and Glenfiddich freshness balances richer notes of dried apricot, more cinnamon and toffee, ginger and dry Sherry.
Finish: Peels and a touch of salted toffee.
Overall: A wonderfully rich and enjoyable Glenfiddich single malt.
Aye Laddies and Lassies that it is. As an aside, the Restaurant scene in Scotland is great because other Europeans like Italians, the French, and Greeks set up restaurants there with great traditional food. Coupled with traditional Scottish fare, the eatin’ is good. I went to an authentic Italian Restaurant in Glasgow and It was great..
So here is another pairing you can try even if you live in the UK.
Here’s to the men of all classes, Who through lasses and glasses Will make themselves asses!
May the hinges of friendship ne’er rust nor the wings of love lose a feather!
Slàinte mhòr agus a h-uile beannach duibh.
Great health and every good blessing to you.