A Spirited Cheese Pairing: Part 2

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How to pair cheeses with darker spirits
spirits, cheese, food pairings, cheese pairings
The Spir.it

Here we are, back again for part two of my spirit and cheese pairing. Last time, I had a really exciting array of spirits that I found to have mostly sweet flavor profiles, and they paired delightfully with my selection of cheeses. However, since I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, part two of this pairing will go in a much different direction. This pairing includes some of my very favorite brown spirits, presenting a collection of more complex flavor profiles. As a big lover of brown spirits, I have to say that this was probably my favorite of the two parts.

As stated before, the spirits I used were chosen based on how I drink on a regular basis. These are spirits that I would see in a bar or liquor store and buy in a drink or for my own liquor cabinet. We all have different tastes when it comes to spirits, and while many people prefer the safety of a sweet spirit or cocktail, I like to experiment with different types of flavors. Salty, fiery, smoky, bitter — these are the profiles that get me excited to taste a variety of liquors and learn the ins and outs of each one. Cheers, and let’s get to it!

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— Sara Kay, The Spir.it