A shot and a beer is like so old school, a long time ago you could get this for well less than a buck, like 50 cents. A Schlitz or Schaefer and a Calvert or Seagrams 7 was pretty standard stuff, lol, and looking back it wasn’t so great. So I’ve paired a seasonal beer in Highlands Cold Mountain with a Lagavulin 16 and thought it was excellent, and why wouldn’t it be? A lightly spiced Xmas beer with a peaty smoky Islay whiskey, they compliment pretty well. I like the cold sip of a beer to put out the peat smoke. Rinse and repeat. I’ve got a peat monster in Ardbeg 10 in the bullpen, New, and I’ve never had this particular islay whiskey, but I think I’m going to go opposite and pair it with a Surly Darkness for Xmas Eve, I’m off and cooking dinner . It might fight a bit, but I’m curious how a strong beer plays off a strong whiskey. So favorites?