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Foods that Exceptionally Complement Whisky 

Bold, complex flavored foods pair well with whiskey, and those with fat/oil content balance the alcohol. Pair wisely for a perfect combination.

Cheese's creamy texture and fat content make it the perfect pairing for whiskey's bold and complex flavors. Popular options include cheddar, gouda, and blue cheese.


All the rich red fruits and toffee notes of the whisky mix with the bitter dark chocolate and espresso to produce a taste of Black Forest Gateau.

Dark Chocolate

Barbecue's smoky flavors pair well with whiskey's boldness. The sweetness of barbecue sauce and richness of meat enhance whiskey's taste.


Cured meats like salami and prosciutto pair well with whiskey's complex flavors. Meat's saltiness enhances whiskey's sweetness while richness balances alcohol.

Cured Meat

Grilled steak's charred flavor pairs naturally with whiskey's boldness. Steak's fat balances alcohol, resulting in smooth pairing. Aged and smoky whiskies are best with grilled steak.

Grilled Steak

Salmon has a rich flavor when combined with bourbon, which makes for a fruity, spicy taste. It makes it a perfect pairing with floral whiskies with creamy, citrusy notes.

Smoked Salmon

Oysters' briny flavor complements whiskey's complexity. Whiskey's sweetness enhances oysters' natural sweetness.


Pickles' tangy flavor complements whiskey's complexity. Pickles' acidity cuts whiskey's richness, while sweetness enhances the pickles' natural sweetness.


Spicy sausages like chorizo and andouille pair well with whiskey's boldness. Sausage's spiciness enhances whiskey's flavors while the fat balances the alcohol.

Spicy Sausage

Surprisingly, popcorn is a great match for whiskey. Butter, salt enhance whiskey's sweetness while popcorn's crunchiness contrasts whiskey's smoothness.