How to Pair Halloween Candy With Whiskey
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.”