The cold weather is creeping in here in Brooklyn, which is the perfect season for chili. Whiskey goes well on the side of chili, so I figured it must go well in a chili. I found quite a few recipes, but ended up trying out one with plenty of spices and just a hint of cocoa powder.
_ Whisky and homemade macaroni and cheese could be on my list for last suppers if I was going to be executed. So an evening of whiskey and cheese pairing at Char No. 4 on Smith Street sounded perfect – no dying involved.
A whiskey and cheese tasting is exactly what it sounds like – 5 whiskeys lined up in a flight next to a plate of six cheeses. We got treated to one of the whiskeys twice. They were already paired, which Patrick from Stinky Brklyn (delightful cheese shop on Smith Street), assured us was a torturous afternoon of tasting whiskey and cheese. Sounds just awful – how do I sign up?
The whiskey (or whisky since it was actually Scotch) was provided by Compass Box Whisky Co., which was apparently started by an American who wanted to get into winemaking, but got sidetracked by the deliciousness of whisky. Understandable.