Grab your glasses.
If there's one thing that can make Halloween candy even better, it's whiskey.
We asked Drew Sweeney, beverage director of TAO Group, to share a few pairings that will warm you straight to the core this fall season. The best part? You can get all of these candy-whiskey pairings at The Rickey in NYC.
Hershey's Chocolate + Crown Royal Vanilla Whiskey
“Crown Royal Vanilla’s creamy vanilla flavor with a smooth, light whiskey finish makes this classic chocolate bar taste super rich.”
Milky Way + Bulleit Bourbon
“Bulleit Bourbon offers maple, light toffee and spice flavors like nutmeg to the creamy nougat of Milky Way.”
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups + George Dickel Rye Whiskey
“Dickel Rye with its caramel, vanilla and warm baking spice notes is even better than milk after a bite of a chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.”
Chocolate-Covered Almonds + Nikka Coffey Grain
“Nikka Coffey Grain with a couple of slivered almonds in it. Really opens the whiskey up.”
Candy Corn + Mellow Corn Whiskey
“Mellow Corn Whiskey is a 90 percent corn whiskey with notes of corn, vanilla toffee is a fun combination with a candy corn. It’s also just a fun combination!”
Peppermint Pattie + Ragtime Rye
“This is a local New York straight Rye whiskey. Rich, peppery, very balanced that would be a great compliment to a cool and refreshing Peppermint Pattie.”
Peanut M&Ms + Sheep Dip Islay Scotch Whiskey
“It's a blend of basically every distillery on the island, its smoky salty flavors would go great with the salty sweet crunch of peanut M&Ms.”