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Buffalo Trace Bourbon x Robin Hood Hotel: World Whiskey Day Feast

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Celebrate World Whiskey Day with Bourbon and Beef
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Buffalo Trace Quartet - Buffalo Trace bourbon, Eagle Rare 10 Year Old bourbon, Sazerac 6 year old, and Weller Special Reserve

Fine-dining degustation meal with matched wines? Too extravagant in these high-interest rate times.

Pub meal out with family/ friends? Nice, but fairly run-of-the-mill.

3-course pub meal with matched bourbon pairings? Revelationary!

For two exclusive Tuesday nights only this May, you can celebrate World Whiskey Day (officially 20 May) with this 3 course feast at the Robin Hood Hotel in Waverley. The food is infused throughout with whiskey flavours but also matched with a tasting glass of bourbon - one for each course (with 1 extra for good luck). Don't worry if you don't know much about bourbon (I didn't till now). It's a great way to learn about this beverage with a long and acclaimed history, whilst enjoying superb pub grub. And at $55 per head, this is amazing value. I know places that would charge this just for the food - but here you get top-notch food AND top notch bourbon, for an all-inclusive price.

Buffalo trace bourbon
Buffalo trace bourbon

If you've always wanted to try good bourbon but haven't known where to go, you can't go far wrong with this event as an easy introduction to quality bourbon. And if you are a seasoned bourbon drinker, this is a fantastic way to try a range of bourbons from the oldest continuously operating distillery-making bourbon in the world. For a fraction of the price if you were to seek each one out and buy a glass from your local bar.

Complete bourbon novice wanting to know the bare minimum to scrape by as someone discerning enough to appreciate this ingenious pairing of bourbon with pub grub?

Bourbon is a type of barrel-aged American whiskey (to be distinguished from whisky, without the 'e') distilled from a mash primarily made from corn. To be bourbon, it must be made in the US and must contain at least 51% corn.

More interested in the food than the bourbon? I understand. But I can guarantee you will leave this experience buzzing with the joy of having consumed delicious, heart-warming food, glazed with the warmth that only matched bourbons will be able to bring to the table. Want more details of the feast you are in for?

Grazing platter Robin Hood Hotel
Grazing Platter to whet the senses

The night started with a grazing platter consisting of grapes, olives, Comte cheese, soft cheese, crackers and cured meats - the perfect way to warm up the palate ready for the whisky extravaganza coming up.

Jack's Creek Black Angus Rump Steak with chips
Black Angus Rump Steak with chips

Next came the succulent Black Angus Rump Steak with chips - a wonderfully tender bite with perfectly crisp salty chips and a bourbon-infused peppercorn sauce.

Banoffee Pie
Banoffee Pie with Buffalo Trace infused salted caramel, fresh banana

To finish up, a wickedly bourbon-infused salted caramel sauce topping a deliciously fresh banoffee pie - real pieces of banana included!

So what did I learn from this escapade? I learnt that bourbons can have very distinctive flavour profiles - for example, the buffalo trace bourbon containing notes of toffee, butterscotch and honey, while the Eagle Rare 10 year old has candied almonds and rich cocoa flavours.

Intrigued how a bourbon can evoke such descriptions?

If so, do yourself a favour, educate your palate on the different flavour profiles of quality bourbon whilst enjoying a genuinely hearty pub meal. Book now on the Eventbrite website, before it sells out.


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Why? Whiskey inspired feast for World Whiskey Day
When: 16 and 23 May 2023
Where: Robin Hood Hotel
Cost: $55 plus booking fee
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