Spirit of the Nation – Glenfiddich and Food Pairing
The Event – Spirit of the Nation Tasting and Glenfiddich Food Pairing. #fiddichandfood
The Date and Time – Tuesday 28th January, 7 pm.
The Place – Chaophraya Thai Restaurant, Castle Street Edinburgh.
The Hosts – Jamie Milne and Marcin Miller.
Both Whisky Boys (Jim and Nicola) were delighted to be invited to this extra special event and having the opportunity to taste the rare Glenfiddich expression – “Spirit of the Nation”
Owners: William Grant & Sons
Glenfiddich – Spirit of the Nation, Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 48.8% vol 70 cl.
Matured for 29 years in a single refill sherry cask and personally selected by Glenfiddich’s Malt Master, this expression has been finished in a special ex-bourbon cask covered in messages of support for the team, adding addi
tional layers of depth and complexity.
Over the summer of 2013, an ex-bourbon cask was chosen to tour the UK, collecting handwritten messages of support for the team. The cask then returned to Warehouse 8, where they continued to add more words of support. The ex-bourbon cask added soft, sweet notes, absorbing your messages to create the Spirit of a Nation.”
It was a fantastic night with some old friends and meeting some new, Jamie, as usual was expertly educating everyone about Glenfiddich with his humour and knowledge of all things Glenfiddich.
We tasted superb cuisine and each course was paired with an expression of Glenfiddich.
First Course: Golden Baskets paired with Glenfiddich 12 Year Old.
Fill your own own mini tartlets with our chef’s special steamed and flaked blend of cod and coley, flavoured with lemongrass, lime leaf and honey.
Second Course: Crispy Duck Salad paired with Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Rich Oak.
Roasted crispy duck strips tossed with cucumber, shallots, spring onions, celery and pomegranate in a roasted chilli and lime dressing.
Third Course: Weeping Tiger paired with Glenfiddich 15 Year Old.
The Chaophraya classic! Grilled sliced sirloin steak served on a sizzling plate with a hot and tangy chilli dip and drizzled with a black pepper sauce.
Dessert: Poached Pear with white wine and sherry paired with Glenfiddich 18 Year Old.
Served with ice cream and meringue.
An excellent selection of drams carefully selected by Jamie Milne to compliment some truly exquisite food. Congratulations to Jamie both Whisky Boys thought your pairings were spot on.
The highlight of the evening was having a dram of the 29 Year Old Spirit of the Nation, which was full of dried fruits, vanilla by the shovelful, soft new leather, wood spices with a long and sweet lingering finish.
A BIG THANKS goes out to Jamie and Marcin for a wonderful evening, Food-great, Company-brilliant, Hosts-Fabulous, Drams-hard to beat.
Looking forward to seeing you all again soon, wonderful evening. cheers from Jim and Nicola.