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    Bourbon Accompaniments

    What small bites or palate cleansers do you put out with a bourbon tasting?

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    Re: Bourbon Accompaniments

    Chocolate, BBQ meats, certain cheese's, fruit/fruit pie to list a few.
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    Re: Bourbon Accompaniments

    I am a big fan of various types of cheeses and crackers, also like to have a bottle of water.

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    Re: Bourbon Accompaniments

    Saltine Crackers and various types of Bread as a palate cleanser with water in between tastings always seems to work for me.
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    Re: Bourbon Accompaniments

    Thanks for the responses. Was thinking maybe something smokey like smoked almonds or smoked Gouda as well to pick up on the barrel char. Maybe candied pecans as well. Or will food that mimics some of the flavors of the bourbon mask it too much?

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    Bourbon Accompaniments

    I think it was LostBottle that mentioned Peanut Butter before drinking Rye:

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...l=1#post308938

    Seems like its worth giving a try
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    Re: Bourbon Accompaniments

    Wine or bourbon, sparkling water always seems to do a better job vs still water

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    Re: Bourbon Accompaniments

    French bread rounds and bottled water.

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    Re: Bourbon Accompaniments

    Resurrected this, instead of starting a new thread.....
    So, what specific snacks are you serving with you pours?
    Dried fruit? Crackers? Bread with any type of spread?
    Which cheeses? I'm thinking a baked apricot or raspberry Brie?
    The peanut butter suggestion was interesting. Actually, I've enjoyed hummus.

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    Re: Bourbon Accompaniments

    Usually when i'm pouring it's to enjoy the bourbon as is and not with a meal. If snacks are served it's usually snacks as the focus and picking a Rye/Bourbon that will compliment and not the other way around.

    Oh, and to echo some of the above...lots of water between pours.

 

 

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