Five Course Whiskey and Cigar Dinner
Featuring Balvenie Scotch
September 20th, 2012
Historic Water Street Inn
BUTLER PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES
Balvenie 17 Year Peated Cask
In 2001, a heavily peated batch of barley was distilled at The Balvenie Distillery and was allowed to mature until The Balvenie Malt Master, David Stewart, decided it was time to rejuvenate the maturation process and so the whisky was transferred to newly prepared traditional casks. The casks that had originally held the peated liquid had taken on much of its character and so David decided to experiment by filling them with 17 year old Balvenie for a short period. The result was an intensely peaty whisky. Marrying this liquid with 17 year old Balvenie finished in new American oak casks produced The Balvenie Peated Cask, a complex single malt that is rich and spicy with layers of smokiness.
Rolled Flank Steak with Roasted Red Peppers and Spinach over Cheesy Grits with aWhiskey Plum Sauce
Balvenie 12 Year Signature
The Balvenie Signature Aged 12 Years is a classic marriage of The Balvenie matured in the three most traditional cask types, first fill bourbon, refill bourbon and sherry. It has a unique character of honey, spice and subtle oak and each batch is allowed time to harmonise in a traditional marrying tun.
Shrimp Salad with Grilled Pineapple, Roasted Beets and a Orange-Basil Dressing
Balvenie 15 Year Single Cask
The Balvenie Single Barrel is a 15 year old single malt which is drawn from a single traditional oak whisky cask of a single distillation. Whilst each cask is subtly different, The Balvenie Malt Master selects only those casks which have the essential characteristics of The Balvenie Single Barrel, particularly honey, vanilla and oaky notes. Each bottling forms a limited edition of no more than 350 hand-numbered bottles – so each bottle is unique and unrepeatable.
Veal Chop Provencal over Tri-Color Couscous with Whiskey Laced Dried Fruit andGrilled Zucchini
Balvenie 12 Year Double Wood
The Balvenie DoubleWood is a 12 year old single malt which gains its distinctive character from being matured in two woods. Over its period of maturation it is transferred from a traditional oak whisky cask to a first fill European oak sherry cask. Each stage lends different qualities to the resulting single malt ~ the traditional casks soften and add character, whilst the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavour.
Chocolate Trifle with Fudge Pound Cake, Whiskey Spiked Sabayon,
Mixed Berries and Shaved White Chocolate
Balvenie 14 Year Caribbean Cask
After a 14 year maturation period in traditional oak whisky casks, the Balvenie is then transferred to the rum casks, leading to an exceptional Single Malt that exemplifies the signature smooth, honeyed character of the Balvenie, while adding unique notes of toffee and fruit that come from its innovative cask finish.
$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