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Beardy

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Single malt
« on: April 10, 2021, 01:03:30 am »
I enjoy a good malt whiskey as much as the next guy, but I’ve got a problem. I don’t keep any cooking whiskey. Okay, that’s not really a problem, but when I’m in that place, it can get expensive. I think I enjoy it just as much as when I’m savouring it little by little, but I do think,I should keep a less exotic brew for such occasions.

For the record, I’ve just finished an Arran quarter cask (a gift) and opened a Laphoaig quarter cask. I daren’t work out the shot cost!
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T42

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Re: Single malt
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2021, 08:56:28 am »
I've never cooked with whisky. For flambés I used to use mostly brandy or low-end Calvados.
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Re: Single malt
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2021, 01:12:58 pm »
I've used bourbon for flambés or in a glaze for steaks/chops - I certainly wouldn't use a single malt for that sort of thing.
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Re: Single malt
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2021, 02:32:11 pm »
I keep something at the cheap end of what I'd buy for drinking - it's Bushmills at present, may be something like Sainsbury's TTD Highland malt.
It goes in coffee, or a hot toddy when I've got a cold (remember them?), rather than cooking as such.

T42

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Re: Single malt
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2021, 04:09:03 pm »
I've used bourbon for flambés or in a glaze for steaks/chops - I certainly wouldn't use a single malt for that sort of thing.

Bourbon would be good - nice rounded flavour. The cheaper the better, too - doesn't matter if it's rough as hell, in fact it'd probably help tenderize the meat.
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Re: Single malt
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2021, 10:51:14 pm »
I have a bottle o Johnny Walker Black Label that I won in a choir raffle* a few years ago. That is used for setting fire to puddings.

*I mentioned this on the forum at the time, and Pingu responded "Better luck next time!"
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Beardy

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Re: Single malt
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2021, 08:30:12 am »
I was a little unwell yesterday.
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Re: Single malt
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2021, 08:50:59 pm »
You are Jeffrey Bernard and ICMFP

Mr Larrington

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Re: Single malt
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2021, 09:35:27 pm »
Jeffrey Barnard is no longer unwell, though.
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Re: Single malt
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2021, 05:00:38 pm »
Quote from: Beardy
...but I do think,I should keep a less exotic brew for such occasions.
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