No matter what age you grew up in, your youth was mostly likely dominated by some favorite combination of foods. Our tender years were permanently marked by milk and cookies. Oreo cookies, to be exact.
But don’t you ever wonder what happened to those childhood foods after you grew up and started eating like an adult? We did, and that’s why we decided to go back in time and retry our favorite adolescent treat – but with an adult twist. Turns out those glorious Oreos still hold up, especially when paired with a good bourbon.
Here are 8 wonderful pairings we discovered using our beloved Oreo and our most cherished adult beverage:
- Buffalo Trace has long been a favorite bourbon for mint juleps, so it should come as no surprise that it scores off the charts when paired with the delectable Cool Mint Creme Oreo.
- The combination of the rich Chocolate Creme Oreo and the firm rye spice of 1792 Ridgemont Reserve is a match that sounds unlikely, but is hard to beat.
- Pappy Van Winkle 20 has deep oak flavor and is often compared to fine cognac. The simple delicate flavor of the Golden Oreo provides a lovely background for this complicated bourbon.
- The Dulce de Leche Oreo cookie calls for a bourbon with similar undertones. Wild Turkey 101 fills the palate with hints of caramel and melted butter. It’s a delightful partner for the sugary, Latin-inspired snack.
- Maker’s Mark 46 focuses brilliantly on the tip of the tongue with a cereal sweetness and a hint of cinnamon. It literally begs for the companionship of the Banana Split Creme Oreo.
- Coconut Delight Oreo Fudge Cremes latch onto the long, toasty oaken spice finish of Woodford Reserve. They are meant to be together and it would be a crime to keep them apart.
- Classic Oreos are perfect with Four Roses Single Barrel, which produces a wonderful tart fruit on the palate as well as cocoa and vanilla.
- Jim Beam Black Label hits the nose with classic caramel and has a citrus dominated finish. So it’s a no-brainer to hook it up with the Limited Edition Creamsicle Oreo.