On my recent visit to Fary Lochan Distillery, Master Distiller Morten Jรธrgensen challenged me with a recipe for Hokkaido soup. I’m not particularly fond of Hokkaido soup, so that’s where the challenge lies. Morten told me that Fary Lochan has a Whisky and a Gin featured in Whisky.dk’s cookbook “Mad med promiller #1.0.” It’s in Danishโ€ฆ.

Already on page 7 of the book, you’ll find the recipe for Hokkaido soup with Fary Lochan – Sweet & Spicy Moscatel – Batch 01. A lovely whisky, but I found out that I didn’t have it on my shelf – ohh noooโ€ฆ

So, what did I have on hand that could make a good soup? Yes, I had Sweet & Spicy Sauternes – Batch 01. Although they don’t taste the same, I thought it might come closest in terms of Sweet and Spicy nuances.

I won’t bore you with all the steps of preparation, but I must say that Fary Lochan’s uncompromisingly delicious whisky in Hokkaido soup has convinced me that it can indeed be enjoyed.

My wife sends a big thanks to Jan Ohrt, the creator of the recipe, Ulrik and Henrik from Whisky.dk for the opportunity to see Jan’s recipes, and especially Morten from Fary Lochan for giving me the challenge.

๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ด ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ธ๐˜†.๐—ฑ๐—ธ’s ๐—›๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ with ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ธ๐˜†:

6 cl. Fary Lochan Whisky Sweet & Spicy Moscatel. (I used Sweet & Spicy Sauternes with great success)
1 Hokkaido pumpkin,
1 chopped onion,
4 cloves of chopped garlic,
2 carrots in cubes,
4 potatoes in cubes,
1 tsp. finely chopped red chili,
ยฝ tsp. cumin,
1 tsp. finely grated ginger,
1 liter vegetable broth,
1 dl. whipping cream,
1 tbsp. olive oil,
1 tbsp. lemon juice,
salt and pepper.

1 dl. roasted pumpkin seeds,
2 dl. Greek yogurt (I used creme fraiche, and it works fine too)
2 apples in small cubes, juice from half a lemon,
1 tsp. salt, freshly ground pepper.

Garnish with pink pepper and fresh basil (I used parsley).

Thanks for the challenge Morten! Now I can enjoy a Hokkaido soup – The Whisky made me do it

๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ธ๐˜†:: Fary Lochan Sweet & Spicy Sauternes Batch 01
Aged for 7 years & 3 months.
First, 3 years & 6 months in a 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel.
Then, 3 years & 9 months in a 1st Fill Sauternes Barrique.

Barrels were filled on November 5, 2015, and May 14, 2019.
The whisky was bottled on February 7, 2023, at 57.2%.

๐Ÿ…ผ๐Ÿ†ˆ ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ†‚๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…ถ ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…พ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ†‚

Pleasant, fresh sweetness, soft peppermint, vanilla, sweet grapes, flowers, pineapple, a touch of strawberries.

Dry, spicy, caramel, vanilla, red berry jam, candied ginger, oak.

Medium to long, soft notes of boysenberry jam, honey, and perhaps a bit of vanilla milkshake.

๐Ÿ…พ๐Ÿ†…๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…ป
It’s a delightful dram with sweetness, freshness, and just the right amount of spiciness to give it a kick and warm you up.

By Whisky Adventurer

Behind the name Whisky Adventurer is Lars Modvig Hesselberg. In short, I enjoy immersing myself in all aspects of the whisky world. I enjoy the stories, the people, the scents, the development, the taste, the variety, the big ones, the small ones, the distilleries and much more. Telling and passing on knowledge and experiences through speech, writing and pictures is a big part of the whole experience for me.

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