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    Bourbon and Pie

    I've been on a bit of a pie kick lately, and I've been exploring bourbon pairings with them, a la mode with vanilla ice cream of course. So far I've made:

    Strawberry-Rhubarb- paired w/Four Roses
    Mixed Berry (Strawb, Blue, red rasp, black rasp and red currant)- paired w/Angel's Envy

    The Four Roses went ok with the Strawberry-Rhubarb, but it wasn't quite there. The bitterness I get in the 4R was a nice counter-point to the sweetness of the strawberries.

    Angel's envy was a great complement to the mixed berry. Sweet and tart and fruity, it was wonderful. Anybody have any other suggestions? This is what the future holds for me, pie-wise:

    On Deck:
    Cherry
    Blueberry

    On down the line:
    Peach (possibly a cobbler instead of a pie)
    Apple, maybe a couple different varieties

    Other possibilites:
    Green Tomato Pie
    Concord Grape Pie

    Any thoughts?
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    Re: Bourbon and Pie

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    I've been on a bit of a pie kick lately, and I've been exploring bourbon pairings with them, a la mode with vanilla ice cream of course. So far I've made:

    Strawberry-Rhubarb- paired w/Four Roses
    Mixed Berry (Strawb, Blue, red rasp, black rasp and red currant)- paired w/Angel's Envy

    The Four Roses went ok with the Strawberry-Rhubarb, but it wasn't quite there. The bitterness I get in the 4R was a nice counter-point to the sweetness of the strawberries.

    Angel's envy was a great complement to the mixed berry. Sweet and tart and fruity, it was wonderful. Anybody have any other suggestions? This is what the future holds for me, pie-wise:

    On Deck:
    Cherry
    Blueberry

    On down the line:
    Peach (possibly a cobbler instead of a pie)
    Apple, maybe a couple different varieties

    Other possibilites:
    Green Tomato Pie
    Concord Grape Pie

    Any thoughts?
    My test on pie goes exclusively to sour fruits like rhubarb, red current and granny smith apples for instance. My favourite paring is JDSS. WT 8 export that I think is a good paring with lots of desserts would work well also.

    Leif
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    Re: Bourbon and Pie

    After watching a couple of the cooking contests, I'm planning on combining a couple of ideas they used into a single pie....going to try and make a chocolate pecan bourbon pie in a graham cracker bacon crust....the pairing would be whatever bourbon I use in the pie.

    Tom

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    Re: Bourbon and Pie

    I say have a little bourbon and a little pie. Raspberry pie is always good. As is cherry.

    A lady at work makes an extremely good chocolate pecan bourbon pie that TomH described.

    I asked her what bourbon she used and it was a widely recognized lower shelf brand. I told her that she must tell me before hand and I'd supply the bourbon. Over time I've supplied WT KC and ER. All have been very good. The baker liked ER the best.

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    Re: Bourbon and Pie

    On a related note, I made banana ice cream yesterday.
    Still had some left over so today so I poured a little Old Weller Antique C-N-B selection #49 on it, a match made in heaven.
    The pic is from yesterday with a little help from some WT American Spirit in my left hand.
    Also some help cranking from Rob aka DeanSheen. BTW thanx 4 the WTAS.
    Nothing like bourbon and pie, ice cream chocolate etc.
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    I would try rye with the cherry pie. Those flavors work well in Manhattans. I haven't had 4R yet, but if it is a little floral, it might go well with the peach, or the Angel's Envy. Apple is probably the easiest to pair-i think it would go well with most bourbons.

    Does the pie bring out flavors in the bourbons?
    Marna

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    Re: Bourbon and Pie

    Just a guess as I haven't tried it, but I think that Maker's 46 would pair nicely with pumpkin pie. I plan to give it a whirl this Thanksgiving.
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    Re: Bourbon and Pie

    Quote Originally Posted by marna View Post
    I would try rye with the cherry pie. Those flavors work well in Manhattans. I haven't had 4R yet, but if it is a little floral, it might go well with the peach, or the Angel's Envy. Apple is probably the easiest to pair-i think it would go well with most bourbons.

    Does the pie bring out flavors in the bourbons?
    Marna
    Very interesting thought...a nice rye with cherry pie might be great.

    You mentioned Four Roses - I get a lot of green apple in some of the 4R offerings....for me, those would probably be good with an apple pie. Something to remember when Thanksgiving gets here!
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    Re: Bourbon and Pie

    Quote Originally Posted by TomH View Post
    After watching a couple of the cooking contests, I'm planning on combining a couple of ideas they used into a single pie....going to try and make a chocolate pecan bourbon pie in a graham cracker bacon crust....the pairing would be whatever bourbon I use in the pie.

    Tom
    Oh, I forgot completely about nut pie Tom. I do a nut pie with roasted mix nuts flavoured with honey and orange zest. I drink wheat recipe bourbon to this and all other nut-based cakes and my still remaining stock of ORVW 10/107-2002 is my favourite. I use full grain wheat flour to make the piecrust in the same manner as most other tings like pancakes and soft cakes of different sort.

    Leif
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