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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby lohssanami » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:25 am

oldrip57 wrote:...Oh, and any recipe that calls for vanilla will accept bourbon in equivalent quantity as a substitute. (People say they like my peanut brittle :thumbsup:!)


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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:03 pm

A quick bump for Moyboy
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby Di Blasi » Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:40 pm

Ganga wrote:Tonight I cooked up some "home fries" with Lawrey's salt and seasoned pepper. Then some large scallops. All served with Bowmore 12. Scallops were dipped in butter.

Interesting thing was that the smokiness of the Bow really diminished highlighting the lavander. I found it a very interesting experience. Not quite as good as a Laphroaig though.


Sounds like a nice plate of California fish and chips there Ganga, bet it was good, especially with the Bowmore. :thumbsup:
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:53 am

Since it's 1920 hrs here, Cafe Herman opens in what... 10 hours?

The latest whisky & food combo I've tried was an earlier touted chocolate and whisky. I found that I prefer the dark rich chocolate with whisky over the sweeter milk chocolate.

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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:04 am

Not a whisky & food combination in my original sense, but the other day I quickly rushed up some stir-fried duck breast and vegetables IN a dram of JW Green.

Very nice!
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby JohnyyGuitar » Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:34 am

I CAN'T beleive you guys are still talking about this "Whisky & Food Combinations" thing, have you no sense of taste.

Food and whisky go together like farts and flowers, Bush and Puton, like ice cream and pickles.....There is one simple reason why, which I don't really expect most people to understand, but, high alcohol content spirits have a numbing effect on the taste buds, it's that simple. If I've learned one thing in life it's - don't numb you taste buds before a meal, never mind during it. Want proof - trying having a dram of scotch before wine tasting....it's taste like water,I know - water has no taste, that's my point.

There is only one thing that goes with whiskey, and that's another whiskey. Have it after dinner.

But what you do with your life, such as it is, is your business, and I'll end in paraphrasing and old saying - "no one ever went broke under estimating the bad taste of the American public", I'd modify that to include all the public....cheers... :P
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby Gov » Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:56 am

My farts smell like flowers :lol:
So........they can go together after all 8)
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:50 am

Occasionally, I will have milk chocolate with certain scotches like Dalwhinnie and Johnnie Walker Gold. They compliment each other well.
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby hilliamash » Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:23 pm

I've found that a nice bit of intense Dark Chocolate goes well with either JW Green or even the peatier Islays.
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby Lawrence » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:28 am

Whisky and food; it works. Who cares if your palate is not 100%? It's just a meal.

It's not a scientific experiement for pities sake.

:roll:

......and besides if it's a really good restaurant you have the bonus of totally bumming out the wine steward/sommelier by only ordering whisky (in a wine glass). That alone makes it a worth while activity.
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:27 pm

Both these came from distillery staff.

"Ardbeg" with a chunk of parmesan cheese. "Balvenie" with Terry's Choccie Orange.
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby JohnyyGuitar » Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:05 am

"Ardbeg" with a chunk of parmesan cheese. "Balvenie" with Terry's Choccie Orange.



barrrrrrrrrrrf


Are we not men ?

Do you wear pink panties while you drink scotch too ?
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby les taylor » Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:19 am

JohnyyGuitar wrote:
"Ardbeg" with a chunk of parmesan cheese. "Balvenie" with Terry's Choccie Orange.



barrrrrrrrrrrf


Are we not men ?

Do you wear pink panties while you drink scotch too ?





Johnny I saw you'd made a post and thought wow he's come back. Then I read it. :o
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby SoMK » Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:31 am

Just like some whiskies, a JG doesn't always improve over time :wink: Why should we wear panties indeed !

Food combination for tonight, Mrs Nouet's recipe of a super melting chocolate cake with A'bunadh custard. (batch 19 to be honnest)
Really beautiful.
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby andyt » Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:52 am

JohnyyGuitar wrote: Are we not men ?


We are Devo
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby TheTross » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:32 am

JohnyyGuitar wrote:
"Ardbeg" with a chunk of parmesan cheese. "Balvenie" with Terry's Choccie Orange.



barrrrrrrrrrrf


Are we not men ?

Do you wear pink panties while you drink scotch too ?


Only at weekend :wink:
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby Gov » Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:37 am

Powers and Guinness. Oh wait, its food, sorry :lol:
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby Gov » Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:37 am

The other night I was thoughly enjoying the newer bottling of 'Fiddich 12 and some TJ 73% cocoa......stunningly good together
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby KenBeau » Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:41 am

I remember having a dram of the standard expression of Oban and a chocolate torte some years ago. Oh my that was truly a slice of Heaven for a few minutes.
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:19 am

KenBeau wrote:I remember having a dram of the standard expression of Oban and a chocolate torte some years ago. Oh my that was truly a slice of Heaven for a few minutes.

I can imagine it was lovely KenBeau - the Oban 14 is also very chololaty imo.
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby evanstonwhisky » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:01 pm

:mrgreen: sounds great, I had sausage with ardbeg once, it was heaven
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:02 pm

At our last whisky gathering, ginger-enhanced puréed carrot soup matched wonderfully well with Glenmorangie Cask Strength.
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby cathach » Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:18 am

Gov wrote:Powers and Guinness. Oh wait, its food, sorry :lol:



Personally I detest Guinness so I tend to pair Powers with another Powers :smoke:
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby mulinho » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:12 pm

just picked up some Lindt "A touch of Salt" chocolate. 3% fleur de sel in it. looking forward to trying it out on the Islays once I get back to my collection next week... :P should be interesting.
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby mulinho » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:23 pm

Collector57 wrote:
mulinho wrote:just picked up some Lindt "A touch of Salt" chocolate. 3% fleur de sel in it. looking forward to trying it out on the Islays once I get back to my collection next week... :P should be interesting.

That does sound interesting, indeed!
Please report back?


The girlfriend got to the chocolate before I got it back to my whisky collection. :evil: Had a bit with Glengoyne 14 which I picked up on my travels (didn't really add much), but wanted to try it with the Islays. Will pick up 3/4 bars in May hopefully when I will be back in the shop I first picked it up.
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby bbrownri » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:47 am

I just had a salad with chopped red peppers, peppercorn-crusted smoked salmon and sage balsamic vinaigrette. I followed it shortly with an Ardbeg 10. I think the smoky, peppery aftertaste from the meal melded well with similar flavors in the whisky and helped to highlight the Scotch's malt, citrus and fruit notes. I know I'm becoming one of Those People, but man...I love Ardbeg! :P
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Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Postby vandercluus » Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:53 am

One of my first whiskies was the standard 12 yo Knockando which I liked pretty much at that time. Trying it again a few months later I did not find it to be as good as I had found it to be before ( meanwhile I had tried a few other whiskies). However, I then tried the Knockando again with chocolate ( 70% chocolate, bought the one they sell at the German supermarket Lidl, it's a NOT sweet chocolate, I tried it with Lindt chocolate of 70% cacao as well and found it to be too sweet, it did not fit well). First I took a small piece of chocolate into my mouth and chewed it only very few times in the front area of my mouth, the chocolate must not melt! Adding some Knockando to it, letting the whisky circulate in the pretty well opened chocolate and continuing to chew gave me the taste of pretty strong christmas spices mixed with the chocolate. So, if you have a Knockando opened, give it a try but remember: the chocolate must not be sweet!
Greetings from Berlin, Lennart
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