Featuring Robin Casper of Diageo
March 8th, 2012
Historic Water Street Inn
6 P.M. SOCIAL HOUR:
BUTLER PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES
With an intriguing flavor and a name to match, this is our special blend. It combines a uniquely high proportion of malt whiskey matured in former Oloroso Sherry casks with a sweet, batch-distilled grain whiskey This unique recipe gives Black Bush its rich fruity notes and deep intense character, balanced by a unique smoothness. The nose is big and full with a rich fruitcake aroma and intense Sherry sweetness developing into dried fruit, raisin and Christmas cake notes. It is soft and silky on the palate with a nutty character. A lingering sweetness on the finish shows a remarkable balance between the poier from Sherry-seasoned casks and the smoothness of the spirit.
7 P.M. START WITH:
Caramelized Onion Dip with Cilantro-Garlic Pit Crisps
Bushmill’s 10 Year
Triple distilled from 100% malted barley and matured for a minimum of 10 years mainly in Bourbon-seasoned barrels, it has aromas of honey, vanilla and milk chocolate. The nose is fresh and zesty with notes of honey and ripe fruit. Soft on the palate flavors of vanilla, milk chocolate and toasted wood finish crisp, clean and gently drying.
Steak Waldorf Salad with Red Apples, Spiced Walnuts and a Whiskey Spiked Honey Dijon Dressing
The Cornerstone of the Bushmills family. It’s a blend of Bushmills own triple distilled malt whiskey with a lighter Irish grain whiskey making it an approachable whiskey with a rich, warming taste of fresh fruit and vanilla. It has a light and fruity nose with a spicy aroma, notes of vanilla developing into vanilla ice cream and creme brulee. The gently warming texture coats the mouth and has a touch of honey sweetness. The finish is crisp and fresh with a touch of spice.
Marinated Porterhouse Steak with Parmesan Paprika Butter, Wasabi Green Onions, Mashed Potatoes and Hericot Verts with Bacon
Bushmill’s 16 Year
This distinctive Irish malt whiskey is aged for 16 years in a combination of Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon-seasoned casks, then matured for several months in Port wine barrels – a unique maturation which imparts distinct notes of juicy fruits, nuts and spice, as well as a hint of ruby redness. The robust nose carries notes of treacle toffee and sweet spice. Full bodied with flavors of praline, honey, caramelized fruits and toasted nuts. Deep finish of jammed berries and dark chocolate.
Chocolate-Whiskey Truffle Souffle
$74.95 per person ~ includes 2 Hand-Rolled Cigars
Charlie’s at the Historic Water Street Inn
101 South Water Street, Stillwater Minnesota 651.439.6000