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Whiskeys of the World, The Sun Wine & Food Festival at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT, USA PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
Whiskeys of the World - Sun, Wine & Food Festival - photo by Luxury Experience
We took our palates on a trip around the world (without a need for a passport) during the impressive selection of offerings at the Whiskeys of the World tasting and pairing presented by Beam Suntory, Inc. during the 2022 Mohegan Sun, Sun Wine & Food Festival held at the Mohegan Sun located in Uncasville, Connecticut. It was an evening of tasting old favorites and discovering new ones. We also had the opportunity to sample food pairings from the Celebrity Chefs - Brian Duffy, Kevin Des Chenes, Lamar Moore, and David Rose. Cheers!

 

Whiskeys of the World - Sun, Wine & Food Festival - photo by Luxury Experience
Whiskeys of the World
Sun, Wine & Food Festival

First Destination - Ireland

We began our "trip" with Irish Whiskey tastings and a delicious food pairing from Chef Brian Duffy. Irish Whiskey offerings included Kilbeggan, Tyrconnell, and Connemara. Kilbeggan was established in 1757 and is the oldest distillery in Ireland., and Tyrconnell was established in 1762. During the tasting, we reacquainted ourselves with Connemara, made by Kilbeggan Distilling Co, a peated single malt Irish Whiskey aged for 12 years that was especially tasty.

Irish Whiskey - Whiskeys of the World - Sun, Wine & Food Festival - photo by Luxury Experience

Chef Brian Duffy made a Celtic Mulita, to pair with the Irish whiskeys, which he described as being like a Mexican street quesadilla, made with grilled cabbage, onions, and rashers and three types of cheeses: Chihuahua (a Mexican cow's milk cheese, similar to a cheddar), Cotija (a Mexican Cow's milk cheese similar to a feta), and Wexford Cheddar from Ireland, topped with whiskey and honey braised onions, and pickled Thai chilies done in whiskey and white vinegar and wrapped in tortillas.

Chef Brian Duffy - Whiskeys of the World - Sun, Wine & Food Festival - photo by Luxury Experience

 

VIDEO - Chef Brian Duffy describing his pairing -https://youtu.be/hnFdlsNdASo

 

Second Destination - Scotland

"Traveling" to Scotland, the "pipes" were a calling from their bagpiper, and we answered the call by tasting their various selections from Laphroaig and Bowmore, both of which produce Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Chef Kevin Des Chenes was the featured chef for Scotland, and Brand Ambassador Simon Brooking was on hand for a chat about the nuances of the products offered.

Scottish Whisky - Whiskeys of the World - Sun, Wine & Food Festival - photo by Luxury Experience

Laphroaig, established in 1815, offered tastings of Laphroaig Select, 40% alcohol, Laphroaig 10 Year, 43% alcohol, and Laphroaig Quarter Cask, 48% alcohol. It was interesting to compare their line side by side and we especially enjoyed the Laphroaig Quarter Cask, (described on the bottle as the perfect marriage of peat and oak), 48% alcohol, which uses smaller aging barrels to create a more intense maturation.

Bowmore, established in 1779, offered tastings of their Bowmore 12 Year, 40% alcohol, and their Bowmore 15 Year, 43% alcohol, matured in bourbon barrels then finished in Oloroso casks for three years.

Chef Kevin Des Chenes created a delectable Scotch Egg with Maple, Black Pepper to pair with the whisky offerings. For those unfamiliar with a Scotch Egg, it is a hard-boiled egg wrapped with sausage, coated with breadcrumbs, and deep-fried. When cut in half it is the culinary equivalent of a geode, lovely on the outside, even better on the inside.

Chef Kevein Des Chenes - Whiskeys of the World - Sun, Wine & Food Festival - photo by Luxury Experience

VIDEO- Chef Kevin Des Chenes plating his pairing -https://youtu.be/vgsXyF5Ccd8

 

Chef Lamar Moore, Chef Kevin Des Chenes - Whiskeys of the World - Sun, Wine & Food Festival - photo by Luxury Experience
Chef Lamar Moore & Chef Kevin Des Chenes

Third Destination - Japan

We explored the Japanese Whisky offerings that included Toki Japanese Whisky, 43% alcohol, Hibiki Harmony, 43% alcohol, Yamazaki - 12 Year, 43% alcohol, (Suntory's flagship single malt whisky from Japan's first and oldest distillery), and Hakushu - 12 Year, 43% alcohol, with a delicious pairing from Chef Lamar Moore. Guests also had the opportunity to meet with and chat about the products with Brand Ambassador Gardner Dunn. We thoroughly enjoyed reacquainting ourselves with the stunning nuances of the Japanese whisky offered.

Japanese Whiskey - Whiskeys of the World - Sun, Wine & Food Festival - photo by Luxury Experience

Chef Lamar Moore created a mouth-watering Pan-Seared Ribeye with Miso Whisky Butter with Kale Lemongrass Chimichurri Potatoes to pair with the Japanese selections.

Chef Lamar Moore - Whiskeys of the World - Sun, Wine & Food Festival - photo by Luxury Experience

 

VIDEO - Chef Lamar Moore describing his pairing -https://youtu.be/E3eyDMfuUkY

 

Back in the USA - Southern Whiskeys

Our last stop on our whiskey journey was the USA, with Southern Whiskeys selections, which included Jim Beam Black, 43% alcohol, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey aged in American White Oak barrels. Other selections included Legent Bourbon, 47% alcohol, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Basil Hayden Toast, 40% alcohol, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Knob Creek - 12 Year Bourbon, 50% alcohol, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Maker's Mark 101, 50.5% alcohol, and Marker's Mark 46, 47% alcohol. Chef David Rose was the featured chef, and guests also had the opportunity to chat with Brand Ambassador Tim Heuisler.

United States Whiskey - Whiskeys of the World - Sun, Wine & Food Festival - photo by Luxury Experience

We especially liked the Basil Hayden Toast, a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey "artfully aged" from The James B. Beam Distilling Co. established in 1795. It was also interesting to experience the Maker's Mark 101 and Maker's Mark 46 in a side-by-side tasting.

To pair with the Southern Whiskeys, Chef David Rose created a sumptuous Porcini-Crusted Porterhouse with Sun-Dried Tomato Chimichurri and Duck Fat Fingerling Potatoes.

Chef David Rose - Whiskeys of the World - Sun, Wine & Food Festival - photo by Luxury Experience

VIDEO - Chef David Rose describing his pairing -https://youtu.be/z0cvcIdjhmc

The Whiskeys of the World event provided connoisseurs as well as whisky novices to sample and learn about more a diverse selection of whiskeys by the tastings, meeting with the brand ambassadors, and enjoying excellent food pairings from the celebrity chefs. It was the perfect evening to share the love of whiskeys with old and new friends and try an exceptional range of whiskeys from around the world.

Brand Ambassadors & Chefs - Whiskeys of the World - Sun, Wine & Food Festival - photo by Luxury Experience
Band Ambassadors and Chefs - CHEERS!

Until next time, cheers, it's cocktail time!

For more information on Mohegan Sun or one of their upcoming events, please visit the website: www.mohegansun.com.

Chef Lamar Moore, Debra C. Argen - Whiskeys of the World - Sun, Wine & Food Festival - photo by Luxury Experience
Debra C. Argen & Chef Lamar Moore

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