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Days of Wine and (Four) Roses

By Boozedancing @boozedancing

I was a little intimidated when the Booze Dancing crew asked if I would guest post on their blog. I’m no whiskey, beer or really “anything” blogger, I just blog about what I like. But after reading many posts on “It’s just the booze dancing…” and seeing how often they referred to WWD, I felt like I was in my wheelhouse. Any blogger who regularly refers to Women’s Wear Daily, THE fashion newspaper, is a kindred spirit. And one I would like to write for.  And without further adieu…

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The subject here:  Whiskey and Chocolate.  Specifically, Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon, Templeton Rye and the Vosges Mash Bill Truffle Collection.  I brought my generous supplies provided by the Baddish Group to a BBQ hosted by Stacey Snacks for an impromptu tasting.

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The beautiful box was promising.

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And it wasn’t long before Stacey and I broke into the chocolates.  Stacey forewarned me that she does not like truffles.  Then after she ate one she proclaimed, “Mmmm! Mmmmm! Mmmmm! I don’t like it!  I love it!”

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The Whiskey truffle infused with Templeton Rye, tart cherry and tobacco was our favorite.  I can’t say I was able to really taste the rye, but it was delicious and complex.

As far as pairing them with the whiskey, that didn’t happen.  There was a lot going on in the food department thanks to Stacey’s great cooking.

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That’s not to say they weren’t imbibed.  They were.  And for me, there will always be something reminiscent of Maraschino Cherries when I drink bourbon or rye.  Maybe it’s the memory of stealing that little red beauty out of the bottom of my parents’ Manhattan as a kid, but I always feel that there is one lingering nearby when I’m drinking one of those whiskeys.

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And as coincidence had it, Stacey made a cherry cake.  Which was fabulous with the whiskey.

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And the chocolate.

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She even brought me a Maraschino cherry to enjoy along with it.

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 These happened to be beautiful pink ones that have no red dye or corn syrup.

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We also enjoyed a delicious Barbaresco with our cake which was very fruit forward – specifically, cherries!  As you can see above, bourbon, rye and Barbaresco may lead to talking with your hands.

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And a night of whiskey, wine, cake and chocolate may lead to a very fun evening with friends.

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Thanks to the Booze Dancing crew for letting me ramble on their blog, and thanks to the Baddish Group for the delicious samples!


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