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karlsson60
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 07-10-2013 at 20:32 pm

Hi malt mates,


Recently, my wife and I gave a dinner for some friends, which was accompanied by whisky instead of wine. It was great fun, but it took us quite some tasting beforehand in order to find the right whiskies for every course (which was also fun, clearly). 

We chose the following pairing:

Tapas with a whisky-sauce as a starter: Redbreast 12 yo
Fish soup: Scapa 16yo OB (a perfect fit!)
Beef made in a Tajine: Tomatin Decades (excellent, went perfectly with the spicy dish)
Cheese: Bruichladdich the Laddie 16yo (that was just a guess, but a good one)
Mousse au chocolat: Caol Ila 1998 Connoisseur`s Choice by G&M (superb!)

Anybody interested in sharing your experiences as to whisky and food?

Cheers
Karlsson60
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 07-10-2013 at 21:03 pm


After a beef Sunday roast I always have a Jura 10yrs it tops it off nicely. After I have had smoked fish or Mackerel I will have a Laphroaig quarter cask. If I decide to have a nice thick steak I will opt for a bourbon, something like Buffalo Trace.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
Headhunter
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 08-10-2013 at 07:52 am

2 scoops vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, Ardbeg 1977

with read meat any sherried whisky goes nicely
karlsson60
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 12-10-2013 at 12:01 pm

@headhunter: sounds interesting, gonna try the ice cream with Ardbeg or some other peated whisky.


Thanks for the tip.
bakerman
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 12-10-2013 at 12:17 pm

Strong cheese fits well with smokey & sherried whisky in my experiences.

Generally I prefer adding whisky as an ingredient.  If I invite friends for whisky-dinner I usually start with a whisky apperitif (e.g New Laddie 10) and finish with a whisky-digestif (e.g. MacAllan 12 Sherry Cask), but don`t serve during the meal.

If someone is intersting in whisky cooking I strongly recommend this book:
"The Whisky Kitchen" (check link below). Well described, easy done and great pictures accompaning the recipes.

http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/product.asp?pf_id=0110000001775

One of my favourite is the shellfish broth (shellfish, chopped tomatoes, onion, fish stock), slightly spicy (little red chilli) with : 50ml young Ledaig added to it  (the original recipe says caol ila, but I think is even better with ledaig) - let your guests taste before and after you add the whisky. I bet it is going to convince everyone!! happy

karlsson60
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 16-10-2013 at 23:13 pm


I`ve got the "Whisky Kitchen" today and started reading right away. Interesting recipes, some quite sophisticated without being too difficult to carry out. Will keep me busy in the kitchen for some time.

Thanks for the tip!

Btw: Maker`s Mark provides a number of whisky recipes on it`s website. We` ve already tried the "drunken cowboy beans" - delicious!
LukeFive
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 07-11-2013 at 17:35 pm

Ok. I am quite new to whisky so not much experimenting yet BUT...

Once I was eating the ben and jerry`s cookie dough ice cream.
I got an idea. I took some yummy Yamazaky 12 and splash a bit over the ice cream in bowl. Just a bit so u can taste it with whisky and without as well.
It was very interesting but not sure I will repeat that again!

Also I would like to try Talisker 10 with good quality brown bread and smoked salmon ( is it says on the packaging! )
:D
maltmichel
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 07-11-2013 at 20:16 pm

I recently had a couple of raw oysters with a dash of Talisker on them, a real taste sensation!!! 


Old cheese and fruity whisky`s are also a great combination.
Whisky does not solve your problems... but neither does milk.
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 24-01-2015 at 15:53 pm

I have just had some whisky Marmalade on toast and really liked it and yes you can actually taste the whisky happy

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
kopicki
Newbie Newbie
Posted on 26-01-2015 at 23:29 pm
Smoked salmon amb Ardbeg Uigedail, lovely!!

And for a long conversation after a good meal with good friends ... different chocolates (with salt, with chilli, 95% cocoa and so on) mixed with various soft whiskies such a Glenmorangie 18, Yamazaki 10, Glenfarclas 15...



  Edited on 26-01-2015 at 23:30 pm
Shane_IL
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 27-01-2015 at 20:54 pm

Never been able to enjoy alcohol with food, barring the odd wine or beer. But a nice smoky whisky or bourbon is a lovely rpelacement for dessert after a big meal. 

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karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 01-04-2015 at 21:20 pm

My mother in Law who bought me some Whisky Marmalade bought me some Chedder Cheese, flavoured with Whisky and it is absolutely Beautiful. This got me thinking, how far can you go with whisky flavouring.

http://www.heritageofscotland.com/product/mccondom---whisky-flavoured-condoms/649   


I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 02-04-2015 at 12:05 pm

I think McCondoms would only work if they used a Highland Malt and not a Lowland Malt,if ya know what I mean wink Lol!

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 02-04-2015 at 12:11 pm

Even better The Balvenie Double Wood happy

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
pierrethesnack
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 02-04-2015 at 13:45 pm

Try some Ardbeg the next time you eat indian - an interesting combination!

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 02-04-2015 at 15:31 pm

By the way, that whisky Cheddar cheese on it's own went down well whilst sipping a glass of Knappogue Castle 1995. happy

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
Whisky Hamster
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 03-04-2015 at 19:32 pm

Ok, here's one for you: Shortbread (or Spritzgebäck in Germany) paired with Wild Turkey Rare Breed.

Oh Laphroaig, where art thou?
Whisky Hamster
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 03-04-2015 at 19:42 pm

Quality chocolate truffles with a Partagas E2/P2 and Laphroaig 18: melt a chunk of chocolate in your mouth, add a sip malt, mix but do not swallow yet, take a puff, mix again, breathe out then swallow. enjoy thoroughly. repeat. XD

  Edited on 03-04-2015 at 19:43 pm
Oh Laphroaig, where art thou?
sideeffect11
Newbie Newbie
Posted on 30-06-2015 at 11:05 am

Get quality whisky online. http://whatisgold.net/

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 30-06-2015 at 12:09 pm

The only gold we talk about here is liquid mate.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
SB984
Newbie Newbie
Posted on 30-06-2015 at 12:45 pm

I think sideeffect11 was trying to suggest the food pairing of tinned SPAM and Scotch.

Very nice but that link (which I'm not going to click) smells FISHY.

Get it? Not laughing? Maybe my jokes are just too CHEESY.

Oh come, don't WINE. Can't blame me for trying.

mrgood
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 03-07-2015 at 23:57 pm

Hey Admins!  is it just me or does it not seem logical to delete a user's spammy comments when you delete the user's account?   ...or did the guy delete his own account?  Either way.

Gonathras
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 04-07-2015 at 02:08 am

I sent Bachess a message about it 3 days ago (as iirc he is the only one who can actually delete comments/users here) user was deleted pretty quickly (as you can not delete your own account) but apparently he doesn't mind the post staying up

  Edited on 04-07-2015 at 02:08 am
St. Pauli
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 05-07-2015 at 08:17 am

Back to business: I have some good experiences with whisky and BBQ. Try for instance a good hamburger or a nice steak and marinate it in a combination of honey and and Islay (I used a sherry-matured Bowmore, a Wilson & Morgan). Don’t mind if it gets a little fire on the BBQ, it tastes delicious!

Yesterday, I ate a salted dorade/sea bream with some lemon juice squeezed on top of it. The Caol Ila 18 yo I paired it with tasted like a match made in heaven. 

  Edited on 05-07-2015 at 08:20 am
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 13-09-2015 at 22:52 pm

I bought some Jack Daniels sausages at a market yesterday,really nice happy

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
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