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    What goes with Strawberries?

    Okay, working on a dinner coming up with some bourbon pairings. Going to do strawberries and shortcake for dessert, was wondering if anyone has a suggestion for a "dessert" bourbon to go with it?

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    Re: What goes with Strawberries?

    Quote Originally Posted by Enabler View Post
    Okay, working on a dinner coming up with some bourbon pairings. Going to do strawberries and shortcake for dessert, was wondering if anyone has a suggestion for a "dessert" bourbon to go with it?
    Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2009. The chocolate tones are a perfect compliment to the strawberries.

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    Re: What goes with Strawberries?

    Thanks. I will look around and see if that is available in my area. I have a 2005 Birthday Bourbon. Would that work as well?

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    Re: What goes with Strawberries?

    Quote Originally Posted by Enabler View Post
    Thanks. I will look around and see if that is available in my area. I have a 2005 Birthday Bourbon. Would that work as well?
    Haven't had that one so I can't say.

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    Re: What goes with Strawberries?

    I once had an erotic experience involving strawberries that was spectacular. But since this is a "family" site, I dare not recount it here.

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    Re: What goes with Strawberries?

    Slightly off topic, but try sprinkling some Sambuca and ground pepper over fresh strawberries... sounds a little bizarre but really quite good.
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    Re: What goes with Strawberries?

    Again, off topic but Balsamic vinegar and strawberries is a nice combination as well.

    As for Bourbon and strawberries....I got nothing. I would do something different. Creme Brulee, Grilled Peach shortcake (but peaches aren't quite in season yet), Chocolate-pecan praline cake, Soak some cherries in bourbon and make a cherry tart.

    You could try making a simple syrup and adding a little of whatever bourbon you will be serving to macerate your strawberries. I just worry about bourbon overpowering the strawberries.
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    Re: What goes with Strawberries?

    I would say a wheated bourbon. MM, WSR or maybe even Lot B. Something sweeter/smoother with less of a bite. A rye or high rye bourbon might be too bitter and really offset the combination. Joe
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    Re: What goes with Strawberries?

    Quote Originally Posted by fishnbowljoe View Post
    I would say a wheated bourbon. MM, WSR or maybe even Lot B. Something sweeter/smoother with less of a bite. A rye or high rye bourbon might be too bitter and really offset the combination. Joe
    If you happen to have a decanter of ORVW 23 handy, that would work! Otherwise, I'd second the birthday bourbon's chocolate notes. If you can locate a 2007, use that. otherwise, I'd bet the 05 would be fine. I've never had it either, so I can't say for 100% certain.
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    I like to save up the charred bits in the bottom of the unfiltered stuff. When I have enough, I pour milk on it and eat it.

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    Re: What goes with Strawberries?

    I have one of those ISI whip cream things, the ones that use a cartridge of N2O put the contents under pressure. It does such a good job "whipping" the cream, I wouldn't think thinning down heavy cream with a touch of bourbon, something sweet, would cause it to under-perform. Dust the strawberries with some bitter-sweet chocolate shavings and lay on the bourbon laced whipped cream and you are in business.

 

 

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