Balvenie Doublewood 12 with custom McDonald's Mac Junior

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  1. purr1n

    purr1n Desire for betterer is endless.

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    This was originally going to start out as a custom McDonald's Mac Junior dealio, but given the arsenal of bourbons and scotches I had lying around, I decided to add the Balvenie to it. After all, it's all about food pairings. Really not too different from headphone and amplifier pairing. Seriously, the more I think about things, the more I feel that any headphone or headamp cannot really cannot be qualified without an associated pairing. Same goes with drink and food.

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    This is a special MacDonald's custom job, with options that I never knew about before I got the mobile app. It's a Mac Junior with bigger patty, extra pickles, onions, lettuce, and special sauce. I'm not a big fan of the double decker Big Mac - but think of this as sort of a super rich single patty Big Mac. The Big Mac sauce is kind of mellow. Hence why I chose the Balvenie, which is actually kind of mild, even for a Speyside. I'm not going to go into in detail, but, we can count Macalllan, Glenfiddich, Glendronach among the Speyside scotches. This combination is absolutely wonderful.

    Those are not my fingers, but my son's. I let him sniff the combination and get a dab. I wish I took a photo of his face with his eyes wide open signifying yumm! Best to start kids off early so that they appreciate quality spirits. Appreciation is the best way to prevent stupid shit like beer bongs and fatal alcohol poisoning later in life.

    P.S. Special thanks to whoever brought this to the meet and left it.
     
  2. Merrick

    Merrick A lidless ear

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    Macallan has long been my scotch of choice in most settings, but I have gotten the Balvenie from time to time as a different take on that kind of flavor.
     
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    Ha! That Mac and whiskey sermon at your place was no joke! Awesomeness.
     
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    Cryptowolf Repping Chi Town - Friend

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    If you are looking for a great guide to how to pair food and mixed drinks, I highly recommend The new Cocktail Hour: The Essential Guide to Hand-Crafted Drinks. The book has about 150 recipes and the authors do a great job of describing the flavor profile of the cocktail. They also provide suggested food pairings that range from the classic champagne and oysters to more unusual combos such as a Paper Plane and grilled fish. I really enjoy the book and most drinks are fairly easy to make. Unlike some mixology tomes - the recipes seldom rely on exotic ingredients and/or mixers. The few that do are generally worth the time and effort to make.
     
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    Well I'm a raging peat-head, but I find Balvenie generally a little too single dimensional or just too much of a sun steeped golden syrup kind of thing. With time I've actually grown to slightly dislike the barley malt sweetness signature of single malts unless there's that beautiful smoke, tar, bandages and rubber hedonism going on. I get a better balance and complexity out of single grains for non-peated whiskies. I was even impressed with the new Haig Club despite the cheesy neo-playboy type advertising. The Irish single grains have a few good contenders, Greenore etc. that are really worth a look. From a single malt perspective Bunnahabbhain 12 is really impressive and it doesn't feel it's riding on a malt base so much.
     
  6. Schopenhauer

    Schopenhauer Big Boobs, Big Grin

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    Long time Big Mac fan here. Tried the Mac Jr today on the basis of this post. Wow. The double-decker actually is superfluous. The extra slice of bun, despite the fact that it aids the introduction of another patty, adds really nothing. If anything, it detracts by the addition. What counts are the fundamentals. This is flagship bread and butter. Would like to see this be a permanent addition to the menu.
     
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    Cspirou They call me Sparky

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    Here's Bourdain shilling Balvenie hard

     

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