I guess there really is a day on the calendar for everything because today, May 19, it officially World Whisky Day and our friends at Bulleit were nice enough to send word this week and make my Saturday even more enjoyable because now I have yet another reason to enjoy a boilermaker during the Celtics-Cavs game. Never had a boilermaker? You’re in for a treat because I’ve had a few and the best boilermakers are made with Bulleit. No lie.
Just be ready because these boilermakers will catch up to you. Get out on the patio, fire up the grill, turn on the outdoor TV, grab the bottle and enjoy yourself today. You’ve earned it. You’ve been working at that job you hate. You’ve been living in that boring neighborhood where the guys in the neighborhood don’t cut their own grass. They won’t come over because they’re boring. Call up some of your friends — don’t text — and tell them you want to suck down some boilermakers.
- BulleitBourbon + Montauk Summer Ale
A unanimous favorite by the Montauk team, Montauk Summer Ale pairs well with Bulleit Bourbon due to its 25% wheat malt that events out the gentle spiciness of the bourbon.
- BulleitRye + Montauk Driftwood Ale
Montauk Driftwood Ale is an English Style Pale Ale, which is very balanced with toasty and biscuity notes. These notes blended particularly well with Bulleit Rye’s unparalleled spice and complexity.
Ninkasi Brewing Co. Pairings
- BulleitBourbon + Ninkasi Total Domination IPA
Kentucky Bourbon meets Pacific Northwest hops in this woodsy pairing. Notes of oak and pine carry across the bourbon and the IPA, creating a flavor that is rich, resinous and balanced. The malt backbone of the bourbon paired with the lingering hop bitterness of the beer give way to a smooth finish offering notes of caramel, spice and pepper.
- BulleitRye + Ninkasi Yours Truly Easy-Drinking Ale
These smooth American classics complement and contrast each other, making them an enjoyably playful pairing. Biscuit notes from the grains shine through with each sip—rye in the bourbon and flaked barley in the beer. The creamy mouthfeel of the beer helps mellow out the spiciness of the rye. Each sip of the beer works to cleanse the palate, creating an experience that works well no matter what order you choose to enjoy this pairing.