Glenfiddich Grand Yozakura Whisky Dessert Pairing at Ante
Single malt whisky distillery Glenfiddich may fall squarely under the category of Scotch, but its premium Grand Yozakura drop has a hint of Japanese history in it, too.
It’s first aged for 29 years in American and oak casks, before being transferred into rare casks once used for awamori – a distilled Okinawan spirit made from long grain indica rice – for a unique flavour that layers toasted oak, vanilla toffee, silky tannins, spices and green apple notes.
To match the Japanese connection, Glenfiddich has partnered with Newtown’s Ante for a special dessert pairing that heroes the spirit. The intimate drinking den and listening bar specialises in sake (co-owner Matt Young also runs Black Market Sake, which imports bottles from small artisanal sake breweries in Japan). Naturally, the dessert has a sake touch to pair with the whisky.
The result is a Japanese-inspired sticky date pudding with caramel and ice-cream made using spent lees from the sake-brewing process, served alongside a serve of Grand Yozakura. The pairing will set you back $195.
Ante is also serving a Grand Yozakura-inspired cocktail – made with Glenfiddich 14-year-old whisky and awamori – for $24.
Both offerings are available from October 5 until stocks run out.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Glenfiddich.