Whiskey Food Pairings

Visit Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits liquor stores for suggestions on whiskey and food pairings. We also offer free delivery on Grand Cayman and a wide range of terrific whiskey options.

Whiskey Food PairingsJacques Scott Wine & Spirits is the leading retailer of premium liquor in the Cayman Islands. We also stock a variety of beers from around the world, as well as great wines and champagnes from all regions and all price points. Place an online order and we’ll deliver it free of charge to your residence, yacht, villa, hotel, or anywhere on the Island.

What to Eat with Your Whiskey/Whisky Favorites?

Whiskey is becoming more popular as an excellent partner for a range of dishes, from appetizers to desserts. There are a variety of flavors, from a touch of sweetness and fruit, to more complex and bold with strong peat, earthy and smoky notes, that are a great match for seafood, cheese, smoked and roasted meats, and chocolate.

Cheese: If you love bleu cheese, pair it with the strong taste of Lagavulin Scotch for a treat. Pair smoky or spicy whiskies, such as Laphroaig Scotch, with stronger cheeses like Roquefort. And softer cheeses, such as brie, pair well with sweeter Scotches like Glenmorangie.

Chicken: Bourbon whiskies may be your best bet for pairing with chicken, and Jim Beam Black, with its cinnamon spice, cherry and vanilla notes, is a great choice to complement everything from spicy chicken wings to fried chicken.

Chocolate: Whisky and chocolate, especially dark chocolate, are a match made in heaven. Whether you’re eating from a box of chocolates or a dark chocolate soufflé, the Macallan 12-Year-Old Sherry Oak is a winning combination.

Deli Meats: The saltiness of ham, salami and similar deli meats are a perfect match with Kentucky’s Woodford Reserve Bourbon, with its flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg, and works well with Ardbeg Ten Scotch, which has salty, briny accents.

Duck: When dining on duck in a fruity sauce, consider the single malt Scotch whisky from Glenmorangie Lasanta, which is a natural match for foods served with sweeter sauces.

Pork: Pork is considered as “medium bodied,” meaning it’s firmer in texture and weightier than fish, but less intense in flavor then beef. Try an Islay Scotch whisky with smoky BBQ pork, such as those from Ardbeg and Lagavulin.

Seafood: Pair the single malt Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old Scotch with smoked salmon and other seafood due to its light fragrance, complexity and richness.

Steak & Red Meats: Red meats and whisky can make for a delicious combination. Rye whiskeys are a good compliment to steak, such as the Bulleit Rye, with its fruity nose and smoky finish. Try pairing ribs, ribeyes, and other meats with a mature Islay Scotch, like Lagavulin 16 or Ardbeg Uigedail.

Sushi: Sushi can be paired with a variety of whiskies, but some of the best combinations are Talisker 10 Year Old Scotch, which has a spicy, peaty character, and Ardbeg Ten scotch, with its salty, briny accents.

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