Monday, 21 August 2017

Toast the Macallan, A Great Father's Day Gift Idea

Cheers! A toast with the Macallan to all whisky lovers. As representatives of the Australian Good Food Guide (AGFG) , I recently attended an exclusive event presented by The Macallan, Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. 

The Macallan event had Siestse Offringa (the Scottish Brand Ambassador of The Macallan) who introduced the latest single malt release of the Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old. The event was held at the beautiful Rosalyn Packer Theatre which was decorated in a very dim and intimate manner.

Many people may like drinking the Macallan straight or on the rocks. Otherwise here are some ideas to mix it up. How about the Macallan Double Cask 12 years old with brown sugar, angostura and orange bitters. The sweet and orange tones really complement the Macallan Double Cask (12 years old) which has sweet nutty scents that is medium bodied. The orange bitters in particular really bring this drink together. Matt really likes this drink.

There's also the The Macallan fine oak 12 years old with olorosa sherry, tonic and lemon thyme. This is quite a balanced whisky with a smooth with a clean and dry finish so the tonic and lemon thyme add a mild sweetness. I prefer this drink which is smoother on the palette.

Following these drinks, I got to experience a bespoke three course menu curated by Jame Vile from Bowral's Two hatted Biota Dining which was paired with the rich and fruity full bodied flavour characteristics of the Macallan. The food was delightful, I wish I didn't have to share.

This is the charcoal and whipped roe which was paired with the Macallan Fine Oak 12 years old with the oloroso sherry, tonic and lemon thyme.

The smoked kingfish loin with finger lime, white radish and kelp oil was paired with the Macallan fine oak 12 years old. The kingfish was delightfully fresh, light and lingering in my mouth. The smoother Macallan fine oak whisky was a nice pairing.

The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old in particular matched very well with the glazed beef rib with chest nut creme and rappe stem. The above wild mushrooms also added additional texture and flavour to the nutty whisky. 

Summary: For whisky lovers and for a great Father's day present - why not consider a bottle of the Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old? Lovely!

I thought this was a lovely event which gave us an insight and experience into Macallan whisky.

Weekend Food Escapes attended this event on behalf of the AGFG. All photos, opinions and words are my own.

Biota Dining Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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