Pairing Oysters With Whiskey Is The Best Way To Celebrate National Oyster Day
August 5 marks National Oyster Day, a moment to enjoy the popular shellfish. The next time you shuck open a dozen or so oysters, or order an ice-covered platter, skip the usual glass of sparkling wine and pair it with whiskey. Oysters pair well with whiskey, particularly Scotch whiskys from Scotland’s coastal regions. They provide a certain mix of spice, salinity, and smoke that can complement an oyster’s brininess.
Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made by the sea of Scotland’s Isle of Skye. The nearby waters create the signature maritime and briny notes of Talisker, making it the perfect oyster pairing. To celebrate National Oyster Day, create an unforgettable food and drink pairing experience. Talisker has teamed up with Real Oyster Cult to bring their signature pairing to people across the US with a limited-edition kit. Enjoy bivalves on the half shell, alongside the Single Malt made by the sea- how nature intended. Each kit delivers a selection of farm-fresh, sustainable Atlantic Oysters carefully curated to complement that tasting notes of Talisker. The whisky’s iconic smokiness, pepper, and dried fruit flavors captivate the salt and sweet of the bivalve varieties. Call it their homage to its deep-rooted love of bivalves, Talisker is also honored to continue its support of Billion Oyster Project’s oyster reef restoration efforts, which are essential to preserving the marine habitat of New York Harbor for oysters and countless other species. Happy Sipping and Shucking!
What To Sip:
On the nose, sweet maltiness with red berry fruit to smoke and pepper. The palate highlights a mellow and rich taste, then spicy. A sweet warmth joining nutty smokiness to embrace the spicier notes.
Talisker 10 Year
On the nose is a powerful peat-smoke with a hint of sea-water salt of fresh oysters, with a citrus sweetness. The palate is a rich dried fruit sweetness followed by a peppery finish.