Whisky and Donuts Whether you’re a starving college student with a stomach made of iron and no capacity for hangovers, or you’re a full-grown adult with responsibilities, or something in-between, we all love a good pairing of delicious booze with tasty foods. It might be a nice burger and blonde, or a steak with chianti. Or maybe, it’s a toasty Pop-Tart and some top shelf Whisky.You can do that, you know. You’re mom’s not the boss of you anymore. The list below was curated by Imgur user acetech09, and he offers his sophisticated palate for the breakfast foods, with some curious and bold choices for a boozy pairing. Originally, he started this as a shit post, but once he got tasting and toasting, he found that the combo works.
I know what I’m doing tomorrow morning.
Via Imgur “This pastry has a relatively simple palate of dry cocoa powder and confection creme, and is plenty sweet. The dry, slightly smoky punch of The Hakushu 12 cuts through some of that sweetness, and pairs well with the strong dessert flavors.”
Via Imgur “What better goes with a S’mores than a smoky campfire? This was a no brainer. Sotol is a (imo, underrated) Mexican spirit, adjacent to Tequila and Mezcal. It’s deeply wood-smokey and is a treat to pair with the s’mores.”
Via Imgur “The chocolate chip pop tart is unique, it’s not overwhelmingly sweet or bursting with artificial flavor. It’s toasty, bready, with a background of chocolate and caramel. It won’t mask the flavor of a delicate spirit. St George apple brandy is smooth and light, and the light floral apple and cinnamon notes pair well with the chocolate and caramel of the pastry.”
Via Imgur “The Wildlicious Wild Berry pastry tastes like there was an accident at the factory where all the different fruit fillings spilled on the floor, so they scooped it all up and blended into this. And… I kinda like it. But it’s very strong, so instead of finding a ‘compliment’ I instead chose something to ‘punch through’ the flavors. In this case, the funky, briny, peaty Ardbeg Drum can stand against the wildlicious flavor horde.”
Via Imgur “Cherry, more tart than sweet, is one of my favorites. A warm, rich Bourbon like Bib & Tucker matches nicely. The melange of cherry and bourbon flavors are reminiscent of an old fashioned cocktail.”
Via Imgur “Very similar to cherry, but a stronger sweetness is better complimented by a drier, but still mild, bourbon like Angel’s Envy.”
Via Imgur “The creamy, chocolately, and surprisingly tasty richness of this pasty is quite satisfying. Zacapa XO is an equally decadent rum that is aged in an array of wine casks. This slightly tannic fruitiness that is imbued in the spirit compliments perfectly with the pastry.”
Via Imgur “The Raspberry toaster pastry is tart, fruity, without much breadiness. This Bruichladdich release’s dry, deeply malty body provides a pleasant balance.”
Via Imgur “This pastry decently mild and smooth. It can pair well with a slightly sweeter spirit with a full body, like Nikka Coffey Grain. Both are smooth, mildly sweet, and rich. The creaminess of the pastry balances well with the wet malt of the Nikka.”
Via Imgur “This pastry, with its large amount of filling, has a cloying artificial sweetness to it. But it’s not very strong, so in this case a light, floral, slightly smoky whiskey can cut through the sweetness but not have its delicate flavors overpowered.”
Via Imgur “Such a rich, fudgey, almost bitter chocolate can only be matched by a strong dark smokey whiskey, like Abomination. Anything else would get steamrolled, but the young deeply charred single malt can cut through.”
Via Imgur “The blueberry pastry is well balanced and fruity, and not too sweet. In this case, a mildly spicy, caramelly, and wholly delicious Angel’s Envy Rye won’t be overpowered and provide a dessert-y complement.”
Via Imgur “Brown Sugar is a fan favorite, and is one of mine as well. Tastes good, very balanced. Not much is needed to complement it, so instead I’m just putting it together with one of my favorite whiskeys. The whistlepig is really fantastic in any setting.”
Via Imgur “This pop-tart tastes, really surprisingly, like a good pumpkin pie. Full of baking spice and pumpkin flavor. This might be a hot take, but I think a chilling herbal absinthe can provide a nice mulling counterpoint to the spice. And St George absinthe is some of the best.”
This is how to start off a long weekend; drunk and high on artificial sweeteners and crap.