Drink pairing shouldn't be limited to Western food, traditional Chinese snacks can benefit from the same. You may never have thought that whisky and Chinese New Year snacks can be a good match! Two popular traditional snacks, rice cake and turnip cake, are paired with a whisky and a rum to bring you a fresh and delicious New Year’s taste.
Rice cake, with its satisfyingly chewy & sticky texture and cane sugar sweetness, also carries the blessing of prosperity every year. Black Tot Finest Caribbean Rum brilliantly highlights this. Blending the flavours of the Caribbean - tropical fruit, ginger cake, and juicy honeydew melon - with a charming natural aroma, this is the perfect complement to crispy fried rice cakes. The rum’s natural sweetness also heightens the sweetness of the caramelised rice cake.
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When Turnip Cake meets whisky, the fresh and sweet turnip with diced meats, mushrooms and dried shrimp exudes a rich aroma, the thought of which is simply mouth-watering. Cask Islay Bourbon special edition whisky is just right to pair with turnip cake. Its rich smoke and flavours of crab skewers & fried prawns perfectly balance the umami of turnip cake. As it is bottled at barrel strength, the high alcohol concentration can cut through the oiliness, so you can eat a few more pieces without feeling guilty.
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