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Whisky And Food Pairings You Need To Know About

written by Fred Mwithiga 11th June 2015

Lets say you’re the kind of person who loves to have a glass of single malt whisky every now and then but couldn’t find the right dish to pair it with. Today, you’re in luck. Finding the right whisky that suits your taste is tricky or so I hear from whisky lovers. Finding the right meal to pair it with may be even trickier especially if you just introduced yourself to the world of single malts. Here are some food that you might want to pair your whisky with the next time you’re having a drink or a couple of friends over.

1. Whisky and steak.

Whisky And Food Pairings You Need To Know About

For starters, this is a no brainer. Whisky and steak are like that couple you look at and admire. Whether you’re out for dinner with your mates or having a barbecue at home, this combination is one you can’t go wrong with.

2. Whisky and Blue Cheese

Whisky And Food Pairings You Need To Know About

If you have a bottle of Lagavulin scotch lying around and some blue cheese to spare, you’re in for a treat. The strong flavour of the cheese and the equally strong taste of the whisky balance out. That is off course, if you like cheese.

3. Whisky and sushi.

Whisky And Food Pairings You Need To Know About

As unusual as this sounds, this pairing is one that will have your taste buds falling in love. Though it isn’t a first choice for many, the flavours in the whisky wash out any lingering tastes from the sushi and clean your palate. Next time your enjoying your nigiri, take a step into the unknown and pair it up with whisky. You just might love it.

4. Whisky and apple pie.

Whisky And Food Pairings You Need To Know About

You know that bottle of bourbon you’ve been saving for a special occasion? Time to break it open. The brown sugar and caramel flavours in the bourbon compliment the apple pie exceptionally well and make a stunning dessert that your significant other will quite enjoy.

5. Whisky and smoked salmon.

Whisky And Food Pairings You Need To Know About

If you love salmon, you’ll definitely love how well it pairs with your favourite single malt. Wild salmon especially pairs well with light fragrant whiskies such as Glenkinchie.

6. Whisky and chocolate.

Yes ladies, whisky and chocolate is a thing you should try. Chocolate and whisky blends in well and makes for an excellent dessert should you be having your girls over for the night. It goes so well, Jack Daniels have their own brand of chocolate!

Whisky And Food Pairings You Need To Know About

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