On pairing high quality bourbon with ... Girl Scout cookies?



  • via


Like Christmas, Girl Scout cookies come but once a year. If you're anything like me, you make a habit of hoarding the best ones for months and having a shank at the ready at all times to take care of anyone who comes near them. I am serious about my Samoas. And, yes, they are still Samoas, even though the box sometimes says Caramel deLites. I do not accept this name change.

The folks over at The Bourbon Review have appealed to both the cookie-loving kid and the alcohol-loving adult in me by coming up with a delicious list of bourbon and Girl Scout cookie pairings. Of course, I scrolled immediately to the Samoas, and found the little bites of heaven paired with the cinnamon and brown sugary Angel's Envy Rye, which is aged in rum casks.  I could totally see how that would work with the caramel and coconut combination. In fact, I may need to conduct an immediate taste test.

After I wiped the drool off my chin, I savored the rest of the list. You guys, this list is filled with some excellent suggestions. I could really get behind the Shortbreads paired with the complex, aged for 20 years Pappy Van Winkle's. And the Peanut Butter Patties with the Johnny Drum. And the ... well, you get the picture.

Check out the entire list to see which bourbon they paired your favorite Girl Scout cookie with. Then, if you didn't hoard your Girl Scout cookie stash like me, stock up on the high dollar bourbon now and start the waiting game until the once-a-year-only cookies are available in your area again. 

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.