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Desserts and accompanying wine provided a refreshing ending to the evening with pear, Nougatine, pistachio and honey parfait with a companion bulb of lemon ice-cream. The sweet wine, squeezed from the black muscat grape at the Andrew Quady Winery in California provided a perfect complement.
Of course, a visit to any malt room, never mind the Malt Room, wouldn’t be complete without a classic whiskey. Restaurant partners, veteran entrepreneur Lord Diljit Rana and Chef Raymond McArdle, have created an extensive list, including choices from Thailand, Scotland and India. How does a 17-year-old Hibiki from Japan sound (movie buffs may remember Hugh Jackman sipping one in the Wolverine movie)?
The Malt Room's formidable whiskey combined with their gourmet dishes creates an experience strong enough to put any hardy traveler in a better frame of mind to face the wicked Ulster weather that just may be awaiting outside.