Traditionally, many people enjoy Irish whiskey before or after a meal or even as a nightcap. Did you know that Irish whiskey is also an amazing accompaniment to a meal? Let’s take a look at some of the best foods to pair with a fine Irish whiskey.
What Are Some Foods To Pair With Irish Whiskey?
It probably goes without saying that Irish fare pairs best with Irish whiskey. Anything you find on Hibernia’s Irish Fare section of the menu will go perfectly with your drink, but if you are uncertain, the knowledgeable bartenders can help you make a great selection.
Beyond a prepared menu, here are some of the best tastes to pair with Irish whiskey.
Irish whiskey is a fantastic accompaniment for fish. Your best choice overall is traditional fish and chips. Smoked salmon also goes well with almost any whiskey choice, but it is best with Tullamore D.E.W. Original.
If you are drinking Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey, its peppery spice flavor will go perfectly with a fish filet.
If you find yourself with a hearty cheeseboard, grab your Irish whiskey! Most cheese will work with whiskey, but those with a richer flavor like bleu cheese do best.
Don’t be afraid to step outside of the box with something like mozzarella sticks, cheese fries, mac and cheese, or cheese tots. Bites of pure cheese or great cheesy sauces are the right match for a classic like Jameson Irish Whiskey.
The rich fatty content of beef is the pairing that works best for the peppery, smooth, and spicy flavor of many traditional Irish whiskeys. The best whiskeys for beef are Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey and Jameson Irish Whiskey.
A perfect beef option is a sirloin burger, the richness of this sandwich is only enhanced by a premium whiskey. Philly cheese steak sandwiches are good too. This brings both the elements of beef and cheese, which both go great with Irish whiskey.
A rich dessert will always make for a nice accompaniment. We all know that chocolate desserts are usually the richest. A good chocolate fondue or sauce compliments the spicy flavor of the whiskey.
Brownies a la Mode is another one of the best foods to pair with Irish whiskey. It’s a dessert combination you will find absolutely intoxicating.
Another Best Food To Pair With Irish Whiskey – Shepherd’s Pie and Jameson Irish Whiskey Special Reserve 12 Year
If you happen to be at Hibernia, this is a can’t miss the opportunity! The quintessential pairing is homemade shepherd’s pie and Jameson 12.
Jameson 12 is specially aged for at least a dozen years in bourbon and sherry casks. It’s intricate flavors and divine smoothness are the ultimate companion for Shepherd’s Pie. Hibernia’s homemade shepherd’s pie has rich lamb and beef and a savory gravy that is to die for. You will not find a better food and whiskey pairing anywhere.