Cooking with Liquor – Pecan Pie

Q: Can I use Chivas Regal Scotch (15 yrs. old) in a pecan pie recipe? That is the only whiskey I have on hand and it’s never been opened. The recipe calls for bourbon.

A: While scotch and bourbon are both whiskeys, they have very different tastes. Bourbon is slightly sweet, which gives a wonderful taste to peacan pie. Scotch doesn’t have the sweetness and many have a peaty flavor.

Although I haven’t tried it, I think that the scotch would not add a good flavor to the pie, it might even ruin it. Finally, as a scotch lover, the bottle you have is a good one. It is meant to be enjoyed neat, maybe with a bit of water. Please don’t waste it in a pie.
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