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TASTINGS.COM WHISKEY DINNER
October 27, 2016 @7:00 pm-8:30 pm$35
Delicious, rare whiskeys and 3+ course pairing dinner for only $35!
Fountainhead, a well-known craft beer and whisk(e)y bar in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood focusing on local and seasonal food, invites whiskey lovers to join them for an incredible evening of food and amazing drams.
Join us as we taste through some of the highest rated whiskeys from around the globe, as rated by Tastings.com, and pair them with a 3+ course dinner created by Chef Sean Sanders. Cost is only $35 dollars for this event – easily a $100 value!
Stick around after for Sazerac and Cigars on the roof with Calvin Conway!
Corn beignets with orange butter
89 • Virginia (Scotland) Highland Malt Whisky 92 Proof
Brilliant amber with a pink color. Interesting, roasted, oaky aromas and flavors of dark roasted nuts, chocolate coconut macaroon, dried apricot, figs and dates, and sandalwood and waxy leather with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, engaging, long mocha, maple nut fudge, raisin scone, and minerals and spice finish. A fun wood-finished highland with a distinctive color and character.
Soy glazed wild mushrooms, nasturtium leaves, frizzled onions, sauerkraut, popcorn, pickled carrots
93 • J.P. Wiser’s (Canada) “Red Letter” 2015 Edition Canadian Whisky 90 Proof.
Brilliant gold color. Aromas and flavors of toasted coconut, chocolate toffee, and vanilla buttercream with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a layered, long creme brulee, sweet and peppery spices, cola float, and cedar finish. A rich, well-oaked Canadian whisky with lots of character.
Grilled Sirloin Steak… pan fried corn and fall squash, beurre noisette, sage, pecan, arugula
Parisienne Gnocchi… Pumpkin puree, shallot, beurre noisette, sage, sherry vinegar, arugula
Grilled Salmon… fall lentils, roasted parsnips, barrel aged concord grape beurre violet, spicy pickled carrots
94 • Scapa (Scotland) Skiren Single Malt Scotch Whisky 80 Proof
Clear gold color. Fruity, tropical, inviting aromas and flavors of peach-guava compote, pineapple creme brulee, fruit cake, and white grape with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a polished, elegant, very long honey roasted nuts and grain, cream, minerals, and grass and peat finish. A rich, fruity, elegant dram that is sure to please.
Cranberry Bread pudding topped with local honey
95 • Kavalan (Taiwan) “Solist” Moscatel Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 114.2 Proof.
Brilliant amber color. Roasted aromas of nut brittle, orange chocolate cake, lemongrass, and polished cedar with a supple, lively, fruity full body and a warming, very complex, very long sherry marinated raisins and tropical fruits, vanilla toffee, chocolate nuts, and minerals finish. A fantastically rich and long lasting dram with cascading waves of flavor
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