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Whisky Pairing


10 Year Old

or 12 Year Old

Our choice companion for this recipe is a single malt from the lowlands that has a fresh and citrusy palate.

This recipe pairs well with any whiskies having a lemony undercurrent.

It also works well with those malts exhibiting that seaside freshness. Look for our flavor bars of Fruit and Medicinal as a guide for other possible pairings.


Salmon Finger Sandwich Appetizers

Adapted from recipe at 

Use the best salmon or other smoked fish for this wonderfully simple appetizer.


10 oz whipped cream cheese (1 tub)

1 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 package dark firm pumpernickel bread - try to find the large square versus appetizer size as it will be easier to spread. (usually found in deli section)

1/2 lb thinly sliced Scottish smoked salmon

1/2 cup salmon roe (2 oz)



Stir together cream cheese, zest, lemon juice, chives, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Let the flavors of the cheese blend for an hour or overnight.  Spread each slice of bread with cream cheese mixture and smooth out to the most level surface.  Top with a layer of smoked salmon and cut to fit the bread.  Repeat cream cheese layer.  At this point the open face sandwich can be stacked with plastic wrap between layers to chill until firm for about 1 hour or overnight.  Before serving, cut to desired size and top each piece the salmon roe.

Variations:  Try with other smoked fish, substitute appetizer rye bread or try dill in place of the chives.