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18 May 2014

Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve and Dessert Pairing

Post dinner desserts is one thing that every person would look forward to. Cakes, pastries, puddings etc. are all very common. However, there are very few desserts that go well with Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve. Scotches are generally paired very well with chocolates and anything to do with chocolate. But that is not always the case. There are many other kinds of desserts that go well with Scotches.

Here is a short description of what goes well with what kind of Scotches.

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Dark Chocolate

The bitter flavors of dark chocolate bring out the sweetness of a smokier whiskey, and enhance the flavor. In turn, the smoky whiskey adds robust flavoring and the punch of alcohol to the chocolate. Try both a grittier chocolate like Mast Brothers and a smoother chocolate like Green & Black’s.

Even Better: dark chocolate covered espresso beans.

The smoothness of the chocolate, the grittiness of the bean, the aroma of the whiskey. This is a magical combination. You can find them at Trader Joe’s and Ghirardelli also has one.

Pecan Maple Pie

Pie is great, and when pairing with an earthy scotch, we look to a pie with sweet, earthy flavors. The pecans give the nutty body, and the maple gives natural sweetness.

For fruitier whiskies:

Sliced Fresh Pears

Pears are the slightly tangy cousin of the more common apple, and that fruity tang makes all the difference with the strong flavors of a whiskey. Take care to choose a ripe and crisp pear, slice, and enjoy!

Cheese Plate

A good cheese plate is delectable and satisfying–like ice cream for adults. Your cheese plate should have at least three cheeses, and full-flavored cheeses will make a better pair with a whiskey. Here are some suggestions: Choose different cheeses that are within the same family, be it blue cheeses, Gouda, or cheddar. Or, choose one cheese of cow’s milk, one of sheep’s milk, and one of goat’s milk. Also think about textures, and you could choose one soft cheese, one hard cheese, and one in the middle. Your local deli manager will be able to help.

Source: http://brode.co/pair-scotch-dessert/#.U3jpyNySw1k

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