Whisky and food pairings you need to know about


There’s no reason to think of whisky as a pre-dinner cocktail or post-meal nightcap anymore. Given the variety in age, blending, and proof of the huge variety of whiskies available these days, it makes perfect sense to pair whisky with different foods just as you would with wine.

Here are the best foods to pair your favourite whisky with.

Three Ships Premium Select 5 Year

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Price per bottle: R160
This South African whisky’s strong peaty character, with rich caramel and pear fruit flavours offers a slightly salty taste, which offer a nice pair with a pulled pork sandwich.  The whisky will heighten the smokey barbecued effect deliciously while dealing with the sweetness of a marinade.

Scottish Leader Original

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Price per bottle: R139
The finish of this Scottich leader is short and sweet. They dominant honey flavours in the whisky will pair well with this Gnocchi with caramelised pumpkin and sage sauce recipe.

The Glenlivet 15 year old scotch

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Price per bottle: R800
This classic single malt takes on an almost fruity note when paired with food. You’ll be amazed to see how well this rich and almost nutty scotch pairs with an oily fish like salmon.

Johnnie Walker Gold Label

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Price per bottle: R700
Desserts and after dinner courses work well with blended whiskies.  Johnnie Walker Gold Label served “frozen” (at least 24 hours in the freezer please!) can give an indulgent taste sensation when served “straight” with dark chocolate desserts.

Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old

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This spectacular whisky from Islay is delicate and light on the palate with a delicious lingering finish. This 25 year old deserves some respect! Enjoy it with this unbelievably tasty lamb pie. Islay has a lot of sheep after all!