Whisky Pairing 5: Sea Salt

Last updated: 10.21am, Monday 30th May 2016 by

It's time for our final Whisky/Crisp pairing, and we saved our most popular flavour for last - Sea Salt.

This pairing was written by Martine Nouet, Editor of Whisky Magazine France and contributor to Whisky Magazine UK:

'The salt is not overwhelming. The crisps are crunchy with a nutty flavour and a toasted note. A Speyside single malt with a light grassy profile (dry hay, meadow flowers, freshly cut grass) will make a very pleasant pair with the crisps. For example Glen Grant 10 year-old or Glenfiddich 12 year- old. Generally speaking, a whisky matured in ex-bourbon casks will combine pleasantly with the toasted flavour of the sea salt crisps. For a characterful match, go for a peated island malt such as Ardbeg or Laphroaig from Islay. The salty taste will enhance the smokiness of the whisky.'

We hope you've enjoyed our month of crisp & Whisky pairings for Whisky Month, please makes sure to let us know if you have any recommendations of your own.

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