Lovers of Whisky Facebook Page Anniversary on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2016. Lovers of Whisky and their fans have had a great and informative 2016. The Lovers of Whisky staff and fans have been very diligent in getting the word out on the many world whiskies and the multiple ways in which to enjoy whiskies. The process of pairing whiskies with cigars and foods and making cocktails has been an enlightening and enjoyable endeavor. Whisky and whiskey education helps to introduce newcomers to the whiskies of the world and also shows current whisk(e)y aficionados other ways to enjoy their social beverages.
The art of pairing whiskies with food is a fairly new concept in the United States. You can not only add whiskies with your food during the preparation stage but you can also serve the same whiskey long with the dish. The key is pairing the flavors of the whiskies with food ingredients. We were introduced to a book by Martine Nouet called `A Table: Whisky from Glass to Plate” from which we gained additional knowledge on pairing whiskies with food. I’ve learned through experience that as long as you are open minded and willing to be adventurous a whole new world of opportunities can open for you. Food pairings with whiskies will continue to play a role in 2017 and we will strive towards visiting more restaurants with a whisk(e)y-food vibe.
When pairing whiskies and cigars, you also learned that the flavors or characteristics of the whiskies must merge well with the flavors of the cigar. Our featured picture showed a pairing of the Maker’s Mark 46 whiskey and the Romeo Y Juileta Aniversario cigar. We will continue with the whisk(e)y and cigar pairings in 2017 and would love to hear some pairing suggestions from our fans.
With multiple countries such as the United States, Great Britain (i.e. Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and England), France, Canada, Taiwan, Japan, South Africa, South America, India and the Far East, and Australia distilling their own whiskies, you have a global experience to try and enjoy. As you visit your favorite spirit vendor, you will discover more and more distilleries gravitating towards “No Age Statement (NAS) whisk(e)y expressions. This move inspires distilleries to be more creative and bold when maturing and blending their whiskies.
You have learned that it’s alright to have a mixer with your whiskies or to add a little water to open up the flavors and aroma for certain whiskies. We had the opportunity to partake of a little whisky and water when we attended the 2016 WhiskyFest in San Francisco, CA in September. We had the opportunity to sample 375 whiskies, however we gave our livers a rest and only tried around 60+ whiskies!
We appreciate our fans and readers who have helped us to achieve our 2nd anniversary. It’s has been an educational period for us and we have been extremely happy to maintain our fan base of 20+K likes for our page. From all of us at LoversofWhisky.com, we wish each of you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017!