Should you ever wish to entertain guests with an exceptional selection of Irish malt and food pairings, we’ve prepared a selection that works perfectly together.
Soda Bread with butter + Redbreast 12 Year Old
This is a wonderfully fruity Whiskey, with lots of apples, pears, oranges, raisins, apricots, melons, and plenty more going for it. The fruity flavors are perfect with this bread. It really teases out the sweet notes, which just come alive against the backdrop of a rich, malty loaf.
There are also vanilla and sherry notes that add a sugary sweetness and spice to the malt, which melt into the bread and bring out some fascinating flavors.
Salmon with roast baby potatoes + Connemara 22-Year-OldConnemara 22 Year Old is an exceptional peated malt that goes perfectly with salmon and baby potatoes. The smoke from the malt wafts really brings out lots of flavor from the food.
It also has some herbal notes and a delicate hint of apples, ideal for pairing with salmon. There are also some wonderful citrus fruit notes, particularly lemon and lime that add a nice tang to the salmon.
Dark Chocolate Mousse + Jameson Black Barrel
Finished in Bourbon barrels with an additional charring for that “extra oomph”, the indulgently rich and complex Jameson Black Barrel deserves an equally rich and indulgent pairing.
The chocolate mousse will stand up to the challenge, allowing for the Whiskey’s nutty undertones and smooth vanilla sweetness to come to the fore after each bite. Get ready for deeply satisfying velvety sensations!
4. Cheeseboard + Teeling Single Malt
We’ve paired a Teeling Single Malt with a cheeseboard. Teeling is a sumptuous and exquisite malt, packed with character and flavor.
It has lots of big Sherry notes and sweet dessert notes that make it perfect for pairing with a hearty cheese board. This malt has been matured in five different wine casks, giving it lots of boldness, meaning it is not easily overwhelmed by rich cheese.
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