Thursday, July 21, 2016

07/08 - Whisky and... steaks

Back in April we enjoyed some really tasty pork cheeks, the perfect dish for this time of the year when it's still cold. Now it's summer, BBQ time for the most of the people (well, for me the BBQ season lasts the whole year but that's another story).

After the rain of the last few weeks we've been lucky enough to get some nice weather finally and so we sat outside. A good occasion to kick off the evening with a beer from the local Huusbraui brewery and a custom rolled Salomones which Alex brought from Cuba earlier this year.

And before we started with the food we're already deep into the high quality whiskys. It started with a big bang: a Longmorn which has been distilled back in 1964. Wow! What an amazing whisky and definitely a benchmark for the others which should follow.

The next one: Aberlour 8 yo., 100 Proof, distilled in the late 60s. Bowmore 12 yo., distilled in the late 60s, early 70s! One highlight followed the next. And there were still some more at the sideline...

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While firing up the grill for the steaks we should have later, we'd a tasty appetizer plate with hot and cold smoked salmon and and cold smoked char. Together with some French baguette bread and a 31yo. Caol Ila from Silver Seal it's a fantastic way to start the dinner...

Later on we continued with some fried potatoes and some entrecôte steaks, with a 22yo.Caol Ila from the Whisky Fair which ain't bad either.

We'd some more whiskys with the after dinner cigar but after a while there was not enough light to take more pictures (and I didn't want to use the flash), therefore you won't see all the stuff we had later... but above you some of those like a Bruichladdich 1966 - 1983, Moon Import, Riserva Veronelli or Ardbeg 21yo., 1974 - 1996, Sestante... outstanding good stuff!