Whisky is designed & often known as being perfect for the dark winter nights, in front of the fire. But the truth is, it can also be enjoyed at any time of year.
And with the hot summer days are almost over, what better time to enjoy a dram than now?
I’ve gathered my Whisky Experience by putting together a list of some of our favorite Whiskies and Food pairings so you can enjoy sipping in September.
BBQ & The Balvenie 14YO Caribbean Cask
When Bourbons are mostly known for BBQs & Grilling Parties best friends. I can assure you The Balvenie 14YO Caribbean Cask can stand Head High, with its vanilla, toffee, a small kick of Cinnamon and the refreshing fruity notes. Nothing beats a notable Single Malt aged in American Barrels and finished in Rum Casks when it comes to BBQs & Meat grilling. You’ve got yourself a great match and a happy day.
Mushrooms Stuffed with Fig, Bacon, Spinach and Blue Cheese
& Glenfiddich 15YO Solera
I am bringing two heavens together by pairing a combination of sweet, earthy, salty, sour-y Stuffed Mushrooms, with a Single Malt Scotch whisky that has been matured for 15 years in ex- Bourbon & Sherry Casks then finished in Spanish & Portuguese large wooden Vat called Solera for months giving the Honey and Spicy character to the liquid. How far do you think this match would go? BELIEVE ME, to a Heavenly end!
Fish Ceviche & Glenfiddich Grand Cru
To really bring out the best flavors of the sea, you need some crispiness and elegance to the lips and palate. Glenfiddich Grand Cru’s exceptional taste has the lead with Sea Food and not any! A mix of White Fish, Shrimps, Scallops, onions, orange juice, lime, spices, cilantro, avocado, olive oil and an elegant Single Malt aged 23 years in hand-picked American & European Casks and a Rare finish in French Cuvee Casks is what will turn your evening upside memorable & celebrating one.
Lemon Tart & Aerstone Sea cask
I am inviting you to try chilling your whisky glass in fridge for 30 mins, then pour a dram of Aerstone Sea cask, take some piece of your Lemon Tart and discover this unexpected musical pairing. Some whiskies are unintentionally made for September Days
Sipping Whisky in September can only be enjoyed by your own choice.
- Neat: Best way to enjoy aromas & feel the body of the spirit.
- Still Water drops: Wouldn’t hurt but can bring the sleeping aromas up.
- On Ice: Maybe 1 or 2 Ice cubes ( Not More ) can cool your palate, reduce the alcohol by volume, make you drink more J
- Whisky & Soda: Yes. No rule. Just enjoy your own bottle.
As cooler days are coming, whisky can take on a different persona, fusing with the flavors of end summer fruits like strawberries, rhubarb, zesty fruits like Lime, Orange, Kumquat. Sugar & Agave syrups can play a roll here.
Let me take you to some of my recommended easy home cocktails made by Whisky & few ingredient
- 50 ML Glenfiddich 15YO Solera
- 80 ML Fresh orange juice
- 5 ML Simple Syrup
- 5 ML Orange Liqueur
- Fill Soda
- Orange & Fresh Thyme for
Sparkling Scotch Highball
- 40 ML The Balvenie 14 YO Caribbean Cask
- 20 ML Brandy
- Fill Champagne or Prosecco
- 1 spring of rosemary Garnish
Dinner at LA TERRACE
- 30 ML Glenfiddich Grand Cru
- 20 ML Dry vermouth
- 5 ML Litchi Liquor
- 10 ML Cacao Brun Liquor
- 1 Dash of orange bitters