Glenfiddich Grand Yozakura Whisky Dessert Pairing at Ante

Mon 16th October, 2023 – Tue 31st October, 2023
Or until sold out
Ante, 146 King St, Newtown NSW 2042
Price: $195 per person
The Newtown bar is known for its sake selection, but for one month its new limited-edition dessert – a Japanese sticky date pudding – is being paired exclusively with Glenfiddich scotch whisky finished in Japanese spirit casks.

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.