I’ll Have A Box Of Pop-tarts And A Box Of Wine

I can’t remember the last time I ate a pop tart, but I might have to throw some on the grocery list this week.
Pop-tarts and Fine Whiskeys, a Pairing Guide

The name is a little misleading since not everything here is a whiskey, but you get the idea. And really, if you’re the sort of person looking for the appropriate hooch to go with your S’mores, how much does that actually matter?

Pop-tart: Cherry
Whiskey: Bib & Tucker 6 Yr Bourbon

Cherry, more tart than sweet, is one of my favorites. A warm, rich Bourbon like Bib & Tucker matches nicely. The melange of cherry and bourbon flavors are reminiscent of an old fashioned cocktail.

Pop-tart: Raspberry
Whisky: Bruichladdich The Organic 2009, Single Malt Scotch

The Raspberry toaster pastry is tart, fruity, without much breadiness. This Bruichladdich release’s dry, deeply malty body provides a pleasant balance.

Pop-tart: Wild Berry Wildlicious
Whisky: Ardbeg Drum, Single Malt Scotch

The Wildlicious Wild Berry pastry tastes like there was an accident at the factory where all the different fruit fillings spilled on the floor, so they scooped it all up and blended into this. And… I kinda like it. But it’s very strong, so instead of finding a ‘compliment’ I instead chose something to ‘punch through’ the flavors. In this case, the funky, briny, peaty Ardbeg Drum can stand against the wildlicious flavor horde.

Pop-tarts and Fine Whiskeys, a Pairing Guide

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