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Planet Whiskies - Whisky – the perfect Christmas accompaniment

A dram of wisdom from a whisky expert for Christmas food and drink combinations

We all know that champagne sets off canapés perfectly, and that white wine and fish is the perfect partnership, but how many of us know what foods should be consumed with whisky?

Made from malted barley, water and yeast, single malt whiskies like The Balvenie have long been drunk in the festive season. But it’s not just an after-dinner drink – whisky complements starters, main courses and desserts equally well, as long as you pair it up correctly.

Different aged whiskies work better with some dishes than others and in the video below our guests explain how to get the best out of a whisky during all courses, from a smoked-salmon starter to the after-dinner chocolates. How much water, if any, should you add to your glass? What do the aromas tell you about the whisky, and how can they enhance the flavour of food?

In the following video, The Balvenie whisky expert Andrew Forrester guides you through the best dishes to pair various whiskies with, ensuring that the enjoyment of your Christmas dram doesn’t have to begin once the meal is over.

Hope you enjoy the below video as much as I did and if you have any comment make sure you email contact@planetwhiskies.com


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The Whisky Barrel: Robert Burns Night 2019 - Single Casks; Malts & Grains

The Whisky Barrel: Robert Burns Night 2019 - Single Casks; Malts & Grains

Just a week until Burns Night 2019, you'll need some great Scotch to go with your haggis. Whether you like smoky malts like Laphroaig, Caol Ila or Octomore; or sweet malt whisky such as Edradour, GlenDronach or Tamdhu; The Whisky Barrel has got a single cask to suite you. View Ideal Burns Malts from the Whisky Barrel

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Glenfarclas 1956 (cask 2355) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1956 (cask 2355) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 43.1% ~ 70cl

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Glenfarclas 1955 (cask 2216) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1955 (cask 2216) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 45.4% ~ 70cl

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Ghosted Reserve 26 Year Old (William Grant & Sons) Blended Malt Whisky
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Glenglassaugh 50 Year Old 1965 (cask 3510) - Rare Cask Release Batch 3 Single Malt Whisky
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Glenfarclas 1969 (cask 2451) Family Cask Summer 2016 Release Single Malt Whisky
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Macduff 45 Year Old 1968 (cask 4458) - Tantalus (Duncan Taylor) Single Malt Whisky
Macduff 45 Year Old 1968 (cask 4458) - Tantalus (Duncan Taylor) Single Malt Whisky ~ 45.2% ~ 70cl

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Hunter & Oliver Scotch Whisky - 1950s Blended Whisky
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