IDEAS FOR MIXING BEER WITH SCOTCH
If you’re feeling in a rut with your alcoholic beverage preferences, or have some beers to use up, why not try out some of these whisky and beer mixes and inject something brand new into your repertoire?
A rich, dark beer with roasted malt or roasted barley, often featuring flavours of coffee, chocolate, and caramel. Stout’s bold and robust flavours can complement the smoky, peaty notes found in Scotch whiskies, creating a complex and flavourful combination.
Similar to stout but generally lighter in body and flavour, porter also offers roasted malt character with notes of chocolate and caramel. Its slightly sweeter profile compared to stout harmonises well with the smoothness of certain scotch whiskies, adding depth and complexity to the overall taste.
As the name suggests, scotch ale has a connection to Scotland, making it an obvious pairing for scotch whisky. It’s typically a strong ale with malty sweetness and hints of dried fruit or toffee. These notes are a surefire match with the caramel and fruit notes in our range of blended scotch whiskies.
Smoked beer is brewed with malt that has been dried over an open flame, imparting a distinct smoky aroma and taste. When combined with scotch whisky, especially one with pronounced smoky or peaty notes, the smokiness of the beer amplifies the smokiness of the whisky, creating a bold fusion of flavours.
Pale ale is a lighter style of beer known for its crispness, moderate hop bitterness, and refreshing aftertaste. And it works beautifully with scotch, especially when served over ice. The beer’s effervescence and mild bitterness provides a pleasant balance to the warmth and depth of the whisky, making it a satisfying option for casual sipping and summer sessions.