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Ling & Louie’s Presents Whiskies of the World Dinner

Posted on: September 16th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

What specifically do you know about whiskey? I know a few things, the most important of which is that September is a 30-day celebration of the “water of life”.

It is believed the distillation of the world’s most popular spirit dates back to the Babylonians of Mesopotamia in the 2nd millennium BC (Wikipedia says so, folks.) Distillation has changed profoundly since then and has grown into an art all over the world.

Random and Interesting Facts About Whiskey

  • Whiskey can pretty much last forever. An unopened bottle kept out of sunlight can last longer than you and I can! An opened bottled. sealed properly after use, can last for years.
  • Whiskey can be made from any grain. While it is commonly made from rye, barley and corn, grains like quinoa, farro, spelt, and buckwheat will work as well and there are a few artisanal distilleries that prove that today.
  • Love that rich caramel color of your favorite whiskey? That’s all because of the barrel. Whiskey is clear before barreling.
  • Your love of whiskey, spirits and distilling can lead to a PhD. That’s my kind of doctor!
  • George Washington, you know the first president of these great United States, opened up a distillery in 1799 and was the largest producer of whiskey in the country.

If you are looking to get thoroughly immersed in all things whiskey, have a great meal and perhaps learn a little more, you will definitely want to check out Ling & Louie’s Whiskies of the World cocktail dinner at the Scottsdale location. I recently had time to preview what the dinner will comprise and every dish and drink had me thinking more and more about converting to a life of only whiskey drinking! The spirit was perfectly intermingled into the dishes, enhancing their flavors and elevating the over all experience.

While Ling & Louie’s has often taken the month of September to celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month, but they mixed things up a bit this year and include bourbon with whiskeys from all over the world, including Japan. The cocktail and menu items undoubtedly highlight the diversity of this spirit.

“We’re taking it up a notch this year by incorporating more whiskey selections in our menu. Infusing whiskey into our Modern Asian cuisine creates unique, mouthwatering dishes unlike any other Asian restaurant. Specialty cocktails this year include Irish Bubbles, Nikka Sour, The Last Samurai, Speyside Tea, Louie’s Old Fashioned and New Wave Sazerac” explains John Banquil, Director of Brand Development for Ling & Louie’s.

Each course of the Whiskies of the World cocktail dinner will feature a menu item along with a specially crafted paired cocktail.

Take a look at the menu for the special event happening on September 22nd at 6:30pm.

Ling & Louie’s Whiskies of the World Cocktail Dinner Menu

First | Jalapeno Hamachi Roll Fresh Hamachi/ jalapeno/ avocado/ cilantro/ spicy whiskey-garlic sauce

Cocktail| Nikka Sour Nikka Coffey Grain Whiskey (Japan)/ orgeat syrup/ fresh citrus/ egg white

Ling & Louie's Presents Whiskies of the World Dinner_Jalapeno Hamachi RollSecond | Bourbon-Glazed Pork Slider bourbon-glazed pork/ apple slaw/ wasabi honey mustard

Cocktail | Speyside Tea Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve Scotch Whisky (Scotland)/ ginger-green tea syrup/ fresh lemon/ Fever Tree club soda

Ling & Louie's Presents Whiskies of the World Dinner_Bourbon Glazed Pork SlidersThird | Orange Peel Shrimp & Scallops crispy shrimp and scallops/ sweet citrus-chili sauce/ Uncle Fu’s fried rice/ crispy spinach

Cocktail | Louie’s Old Fashioned Maker’s Mark Bourbon (USA)/ Solerno blood orange liqueur, Peychaud’s bitters, Bar Keep Chinese bitters

Happy Ending | Maple Crème Brulee

Cocktail | Irish Bubbles Jameson Irish whiskey (Ireland)/ yellow chartreuse/ fresh lemon/ honey/ sparkling wine

Ling & Louie's Presents Whiskies of the World Dinner_Bourbon Maple Creme BruleeThis unique dining experience will only run you $49 per person, not including tax or gratuity, and I have to say I believe it is totally worth it.

In addition to the special Whiskies of the World Cocktail Dinner, there are other menu and cocktail options that infuse whiskey into the mix that will be available until the end of September. Make sure you carve out some time with the remaining days this month to #WokWithWhiskey


Ling & Louie’s | 9397 E. Shea Blvd. | Scottsdale | 85260 | 480.767.5464

Ling & Louie’s | 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd. | Phoenix | 85048 | 520.796.7281

**I would never try to trick you! So you should know that I was invited to Long & Louie’s along with other members of the media. All the tastes, comments, and recommendations are made by me. My words and opinions are my own and cannot be influenced , even by whiskey. Check out our Disclosure Policy for more information. **

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© Taryn Jeffries 2016

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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