What could be better than your favourite whisky coupled with the most delectable champagne. The flavour combination hasn’t been seen before, and it’s one that many whisky distilleries wouldn’t dare to do. This was until now. Glenfiddich has recently crafted a single malt whisky flavouring that tastes like a combination between a top-quality whisky and champagne, in a rich single malt whisky. This Glenfiddich Grand Cru whisky has been matured for no less than 23 years in both a European and American oak cask, bringing the flavours of France and Scotland together like never seen before.
What a way to welcome your dinner party guests than with a coupe of Glenfiddich finest whisky at the door. We can think of no better drink to serve at your sophisticated dinner party than this one. And what’s more, if you purchase a Grand Cru Bottle from us between now and December you will be automatically entered into a draw to win three bottles of the Glenfiddich experimental range! Our whisky prize bottles include:
No good dinner party is complete without a selection of the finest drinks on offer, served by your in-house barman. Okay, that last bit may be a bit much, but we feel that the right drinks can make or break a dinner party. It’s important to think about how your drinks complement your meal and whether you will choose pre-dinner, dinner and post-dinner drinks, or have a selection of drinks that work for all of your courses. The worst thing would be to serve strawberry daiquiris with your grass-fed lamb steaks, the two flavourings simply don’t go together.
If you’re serving wine, a good rule of thumb is a red wine with any dark meats such as beef, lamb or ox, and white wine if you’re dishing out chicken, fish or turkey. Any red meat or ribs would make a great complement to whisky, or Glenfiddich Grand Cru whisky in particular, as the rich flavours in the food and the drink bring out the best flavours in each other, a truly perfect pairing.
Glenfiddich Grand Cru whisky is also a great welcoming drink to complement your hors d’oeuvres or appetisers and served in a delicate glass your guests will have a positive experience from the moment they walk through the door… now you just need to keep setting the tone with everything else throughout the rest of the evening.
Speaking of the evening, with any sophisticated dinner party, a good dessert is needed alongside a good dessert drink or dessert wine. Glenfiddich Grand Cru whisky is an excellent choice to accompany dessert as with its layers of rich oak and white grape giving the drink a long and sweet finish, the Glenfiddich will be sure to work well with any dessert pairing.
The food you choose for your elegant dinner party depends on a variety of factors. Who are your guests, and how many will there be? There would be little point in ordering 27 portions of lasagne for 10 vegetarian guests, so make sure you ask for any dietary requirements ahead of time so you can prepare accordingly. If you are looking to cover all bases and you are having a larger dinner party, it may be well advised to have vegetarian and a meat option available to suit anyone’s tastes. After all, with the amount of Glenfiddich Grand Cru whisky you’ll be serving, you’ll need your guests to be lining their stomachs.
Once you’ve decided on the type of food you’ll be serving, you’ll need to think about all the extras. Things like starters and deserts, for instance, nibbles on the way into the party, and post-meal dishes in case anyone becomes peckish throughout the evening. We would advise the starter, main course and dessert to complement each other nicely and fit the same theme. You wouldn’t want to have tacos for starters and a roast chicken for main, the flavours need to follow on from one another. Our recommendation for a classic dinner party includes:
- Watermelon & feta salad for starters
- Tomato, red wine & chorizo risotto for mains
- And, a simple chocolate tart for dessert to complement your Glenfiddich Grand Cru whisky
The music and entertainment
So you have the perfect drinks, the perfect food and the perfect company, now all that’s left to think about is the music and entertainment you want for your spectacular evening. There are so many choices for music and entertainment, but the most important thing here is again to make sure it matches the tone of the rest of the evening. So far, this event has maintained to be a classic and sophisticated gentleman’s evening, with only the finest guests, the finest food, and the finest whisky available. Make sure to keep up the tone with the music and opt for something elegant and alluring for your guests, and if you’re looking to go all out, you could even hire some of your favourite musicians to make the evening even better.
In terms of entertainment, a quiz is always a safe option to choose, again in keeping with the theme and the evening. A murder mystery will be sure to keep your guests on their toes and make the evening memorable. And a magician may be a hit for your guests too! Whatever entertainment you choose is up to you, ultimately, the evening already seems pretty great, and your guests are sure to be impressed with anything after what they have seen so far.
There you have it, the perfect way to host a gentleman’s dinner party with the help of Glenfiddich Grand Cru whisky to make your evening extra special. So whether you choose to host a murder mystery dinner get together, or a classy evening feast, make sure to do it with the help of Glenfiddich to take your dinner party to the next level.