I was very curious, for I am not very well versed in whiskies and was particularly interested in learning more about their cocktail versions. Usually whisky has a very strong smoky savor, which one loves or hates. Moreover, Occam Deli Catering regaled us the whole evening with delicious food.The Occam Deli Restaurant in located in the Münchner Freiheit quarter and since long I had the intention to enjoy a meal there.
However, let us talk about the whisky first. A very special beverage that is mainly produced in Scotland. Whisky is produced from a grain mash and is aging at least three years in a wood barrel. That evening the invitation was extended by the Dalwhinnie brand having been in existence since 1897. The dinner theme party Winter’s Gold referred to the special brand Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold, which is only distilled in the winter. The Worm Tubs are located outdoors, where whisky will chill faster, thus ensuring that it will interact less with the worm tubs’ copper, which improves its savor.
Dalwhinnie WINTER’S GOLD
Pure, soft, fruity with honey, menthol and smoke
Honey and treacle, spicy note with mint
Soft, warming, raisins, dates, dark chocolate and sandalwood
Usually one drinks whisky on ice, also called ‘on the rocks’. Fitting to the winter theme the ice cubes were knocked off a huge ice chunk. I was also allowed to have a try. The easiest way is using a special ice saw, which is very advisable.
Dalwhinnie Cocktail OVER NIGHT
Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold served with redcurrant sirup
Over Night Sirup
500ml redcurrant sirup
100ml raspberry puré
1 vanilla bean
1 grated tonkabean
Boil and leave for 30 minutes. Sieve and fill in!
Goat cheese Pavé, mushrooms with herbs, tamarillo, and black walnut.
Calamaretti, Garnelen-Papaya-Couscous. Kokos. Goji-Beeren-Erdnuss-Mojo
Calamaretti, shrimps. Papaya, couscous, coconut, goji berries, peanuts and mojo
Dalwhinnie Cocktail SCOTCH & SODA
Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold, rooibus soda water
black halibut and fennel yuzu cream
Morcilla (Spanish blood sausage), quinoa shrimp and lovage.
Black salsify-red-beet-gratin, pear, blue-stilton-praline and black cumin.
Variations of Simmental beef. Kohlrabi polenta, black cabbage, roasted argan oil.
Dalwhinnie SURPRISE COCKTAIL
Dalwhinnie Whisky Sour
Served with white chocolate, peach and passion fruit
an evening with DALWHINNIE
thanks for the invite!