My favorite food combination is Gouda cheese, either smoked or plain, on Triscuits or other wheat cracker, with some Speyburn 10 year old Highland single malt scotch. Then I'll break out some whole salted cashews and a beer, preferably Shiner Bock. Oh man, that is heaven!
The important thing is to have a sip of the scotch right after eating the gouda. The combination of flavors is soooooo good! I've tried it with several other scotches, but nothing I've tried compares to the Speyburn for this particular combination, although Speysides taste the best. Even though Speyburn is marketed as a Highland Malt, it's really a Speyside, which is sort of a sub-region of the Highlands. Okay, I'm getting a bit tangential now. I'd blame the Speyburn, but I haven't had any today!
If there are any other single malt scotch lovers out there, feel free to chime in with your favorites! I have a cabinet full of various types, and have actually given this topic considerable study.
Yes, I'm extending the "food" thread to include drinks - hope y'all don't mind!