A wee guid pairing

Halò, Single Malt Mates,

Tonite I got the idea that I should pair Philippine Barbeque chicken With Glenlivet 18. The Glenlivet has a citrusy palalte that was overwhelmed at first by too much spice on some spicy vegetables but then settled down and went down like water with the chicken.

The nose and palate and finish are smooth and long with spicy food…

As always the whisky pairs well with meat and spice. By the way alcohol removes the burning sensation produced by hot chili peppers just so you know.

Here is the whisky:

Glenlivet 18

The Glenlivet 18 Bottling Note

This excellent 18 year old single malt from Glenlivet is a classic Speyside dram, it also won two golds at the International Wine and Spirits Competition.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Quite big and well-rounded. There are notes of chewy sultanas and Sherried peels, barley sugars and toasty cereals with petals and apple blossom. A touch of fudge and gentle wisps of smoke.

Palate: Full and rich with notes of chewy, tannic oak. Manuka honey and walnut with Cox’s apples and orange peels. Cut herbs – fennel and spearmint.

Finish: Long and dry with a spicy oak note.

I never get tired of pairing guid whisky with fine food. i hope you will try it.

Inspiring bold John Barleycorn!
What dangers thou canst make us scorn!
Wi’tippeny, we Fear nae evil;
Wi’usquabae, we’ll face the devil!

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.

Slainte Mhor Agad

Your Scotch Spirit Master

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *