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Girl Scout Cookies are Better With Bourbon

Girl Scout Cookies Paired With Bourbon

The Perfect Way to Eat Girl Scout Cookies

My disdain for the sales practices of Girl Scout cookie peddler parents has been well documented. However, it’s important to note that I don’t dislike Girl Scout cookies themselves—especially if those Girl Scout cookies are paired with bourbon.

Shortbread Cookies and Pappy Van Winkles.
Shortbreads go well with Pappy Van Winkle’s 20-Year Reserve. Image: Bourbon Review.

Over at The Bourbon Review, Elizabeth Roach writes about enduring the hardship of sampling different bourbons that have been professionally matched with an appropriate type of Girl Scout cookie.

The sampling process sounds arduous:

Our method involved a neat tasting of a variety of Bourbons with each cookie. Typically, we would first take a bite of the cookie, followed by a sniff and measured sip of the Bourbon. Then we would follow with another bite of the cookie. This process allowed us to get a good sense of how well the taste and scent of the two combined.

Peanut Butter Patties and Johnny Drum
Peanut Butter Patties enhanced by Johnny Drum. Image: Bourbon Review.

A rough gig, to be sure. Of the pairings presented, my favorite is Shortbreads & Pappy Van Winkle’s, a combination that titillates the senses, but there are merits in the Peanut Butter Patties & Johnny Drum pairing, as well.

But the pairing that I find the most intriguing is the combination of Cranberry Citrus Strips (which I didn’t even know existed) with Four Roses Single Barrel.

Read the rest of the Bourbon & Girl Scout Cookie Pairings at the Bourbon Review.

And to those of you who are aghast that the purity of a Girl Scout cookie is corrupted by the sublime essence of a good bourbon, don’t forget whiskey is healthy.


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