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phillyj7 started a discussion

Hiya,

I am hosting a whisky tasting this weekend with friends and am looking for some recommendations for food pairings and the order in which to do the the tastings.

We have: Glenrothes Sherry Cask Glen Moray Port Cask Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban Hazelburn 12 Y Balvenie Triple Cask 12 Y

and left over we have Bunnahabhain Eirigh Na Greine and Glen Grant 10 Y if we feel like more whisky...

Would love to hear from you any recommendations and suggestions. This is our 2nd tasting session we have done together, and usually just drink and enjoy a good whisky from a bar.

2 months ago

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@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

This is what we had at a recent tasting session: Guinness flavoured white cheddar, Comte French cheese, smoked cheddar, peppered pork belly thin sliced, thin sliced dry Spanish chorizo, thin sliced baguette, Carrs Water Crackers, Milk chocolate coated strawberries, red and white grapes, 70% cacao dark chocolate (goes great with Corryvrekan).

2 months ago 0

phillyj7 replied

@BlueNote Thank you - would you recommend those foods would pair well with the Whisky mentioned above?

My thinkings were: soft cheese - I think this will pair well with the glenmorangie and possibly the Glenrothes, Beef - maybe slices of fillet steak would pair with the Hazelburn

but not sure about others...

2 months ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@phillyj7 I think a soft cheese like Cambozola that has a little blue cheese in it would go well with your sherry and port finished ones.

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@phillyj7 And beef tenderloin will go with everything. You don't have any peated expressions in your lineup. Any reason why?

2 months ago 0

phillyj7 replied

@BlueNote I'm personally not a huge fan of anything too peated or smokey and out of the four of us, only one of the guys really loves them but he is also open to anything.

Would love to have more whisky in our tasting to add some more variety but due to the cost of whisky over here in New zealand we were a bit limited.

This is what we had last time we did a tasting together.

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Hewie
Hewie replied

@phillyj7 Hello from another Kiwi. Looks like you and your mates have a good thing going there. I did a wee tasting with friends recently - here is the link to the conversation I started about food pairings with whisky connosr.com/bacon-wrapped-figs-whisky-disc… The winners on the night for me were the black pudding and apple, pastry tarts with caramelised onion marmalade topped with creamed feta, and prunes wrapped in bacon. They all go well especially with a sherried whisky - but there are no rules aye! I got given a box of Ferro Roche chocolates (so over rated!) but I'm thinking the choc and nut combo may go well with some whisky too. Lots of fun experimenting. Good luck, and do let us know what worked well afterwards too.

2 months ago 2Who liked this?

@Frost
Frost replied

Hello, I don't food pair often with whisky. I have been offered bruschetta with a Balvenie 12 yr and it really suits. Could try that with the one in your line up.

2 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@phillyj7 Is that a 55% Bladnoch 12 to the right of the picture? That is a rare bottle indeed. If you have any more, cherish them as we will never see their likes again...

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@phillyj7 I would be very happy to join in on that tasting session. Very nice lineup. What was that Kilkerran?

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

phillyj7 replied

@Frost that's an interesting one, I guess not too overpowering in taste and the acidity of the balsamic and tomatoes may enhance... will have to give that a go.

2 months ago 0

phillyj7 replied

@Nozinan I believe it is, one of my friends has a very good collection which he kindly shared :)

2 months ago 0

phillyj7 replied

@BlueNote Gosh, I will have to find out - it was a wee while a go now and my memory is a little hazy

2 months ago 0

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