Scampi sashimi, garnished with extra virgin olive oil, coriander and a small shaving of red chili
with, Glenfiddich 12 Year Old
Why it works: The pear and oak notes of the whisky complement the scampi sashimi, while both are similarly delicate. The flavors of the coriander and chili will coat the mouth and then be released by a sip of the spirit. The olive oil introduces that fattiness that never fails to help a pairing.
Duck with seasonal vegetables in consommé
with Glenfiddich Solera 15 Year Old
Why it works: The food and the whisky are more medium bodied, ensuring one does not dominate the other. The dried fruit notes work exceptionally well with the duck meat, while the mouthfeel of the rich salty broth is perfect for the full bodied honey sweetness of the whisky.
Strawberry tart and vanilla ice-cream
with Glenfiddich 18 Year Old
As with our appetizer, we have a lighter whisky with a lighter dish. It is important not to make the tart too sweet as this would leave the whisky tasting flat and bitter, whereas a little tartness from the strawberries will enhance the sweetness of the whisky. Meanwhile, the cooked apple note of the whisky is brilliant with strawberries, and the delicate cinnamon spice note is perfect with the vanilla ice cream. The buttery pastry seals the deal.