Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Gamlin Whiskey House

Unfortunately, this restaurant closed in 2020.

After walking by Gamlin Whiskey House many times, it took Mother's Day to get me there. This was my stepmom's pick and a perfect pick at that.

Not only is the whiskey list a mile long, there are plenty of steaks to choose from as well. We were lucky in both of these areas since they offered whiskey flights, to help us narrow down our choices, and there was a filet special for $30 that included the lobster bisque cup of soup, garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. What a great deal!

But Patience and I knew we were getting something else...not much research was necessary as soon as we saw our favorites!

Bowl of lobster bisque...

Lobster Bisque
Scallops with lobster risotto...

Scallops with Lobster Risotto
And Creme Brulee for Patience...

Creme Brulee
When you first sit down, you are offered two things, tall bottles of distilled water to clense your palate before tasting any whiskey (and to mix with it), and an encyclopedia. Actually, there are three books that contain the whiskey list, cocktails, and wine. At least I knew to ask for a list of the flights since I know nothing about whiskey. There were about ten different types of flights and I was really intrigued by the international and Kentucky flights, but we ended up supporting local and ordered the Missouri flight.

Missouri Whiskey Flight
Missouri Whiskey Flight
It was interesting to taste each of the three to try and discern a difference between them all. One was definitely lighter and more floral on the nose whereas the other ones reminded us of caramel. And while the whiskey helped cut through the richness of the lobster bisque, it was way too strong to be paired with scallops.

If you're looking to start learning about Whiskey or just want to enjoy a good meal, this is definitely a winner.


Gamlin Whiskey House = http://gamlinwhiskeyhouse.com/

Photos by Patience Scanlon

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