A spicy 100 pre cent Rye whisky, with the added layers of spice from Angostura bitters in an Old Fashioned, brings a formidable flavour profile to a formidable aged cheddar. This is a textural match too—as the cheese melts and delivers its salty creaminess, the spice and structure of the cocktail help mellow the flavours. The rye is a strong grain, and it takes on the cheddar perfectly.
It's all about power! You can use rye whisky from anywhere, but we quite rightly recommend one from Canada.