When you think of pairing a nice cheese with an alcoholic beverage, scotch probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. While we’ve all probably seen a cheese plate served alongside wine, or as a dip for a pretzel with our favorite beer, cheese also pairs surprisingly well with whiskey, and especially scotch whisky.
The GlenDronach has a new partnership with Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. (a personal fave of mine) to help you create that perfect pairing at home. Starting today, you can snag a bottle of The GlenDronach Original Aged 12 Years paired with six ounces of Point Reyes’ white cheddar directly from ReserveBar for $105.
“The GlenDronach is known for its rich and robust profile. We use cheese pairings to showcase the full spectrum of flavors in our Single Malt Scotch Whisky. We cannot think of a better partner than Point Reyes, which is known for its quality, artisanal cheeses,” said Greg King, Senior Brand Ambassador for The GlenDronach. “With ReserveBar’s reach, our Scotch and cheese selection will elevate holiday entertaining and gifting this season.”
The GlenDronach 12 is aged in fine Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía in Spain, this richly sherried Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky presents smooth vanilla, soft fruits, and a memorably long, nutty finish.
The white cheddar was selected for its complex flavor that’s creamy-yet-sharp. The cheese also has a delicious sweetness that flawlessly complements the rich, sherry sweetness of the whisky. The combined depth of flavor creates a balanced upfront taste experience with a burst of spice on the finish.
“Our White Cheddar partners just beautifully with The GlenDronach 12 —it’s an unforgettable pairing and an absolute stunner for any holiday gathering, even if you’re celebrating as a party of two,” said Lynn Giacomini Stray, Co-Owner of Point Reyes Farmstead.
If you haven’t tried the pairing before, it’s definitely something I recommend.
If you want to buy the official pairing, you can grab that now through the end of December from ReserveBar.
And even if you don’t grab the ReserveBar kit, I highly recommend grabbing a nice sharp cheddar to enjoy next time you open a bottle of GlenDronach 12. You’ll thank me later.
And if you’re not a cheddar fan, other types of cheese can also pair well with different GelnDronach expressions.
Feta cheese, for instance, can bring out the cherry and dark chocolate notes of GlenDronach 15, and Gorgonzola can be an excellent contrast to the richness of GlenDronach 18 brought on by its maturation in sherry casks. Give it a try, and find the perfect combo for you.