Perry's Steakhouse and Glenmorangie Team Up for Scotch Dinner Series

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If you'd like to get to know Glenmorangie Scotch better, Perry's Steakhouse and Grill is providing a prime opportunity.
Bob Perry started the Perry's group of restaurants in 1979 with a humble butcher shop. That first place, Perry & Sons Market and Grille, is located on Scarsdale Boulevard in southeast Houston. Chris Perry, Bob's son, developed the Perry's Steakhouse & Grille concept. These days, there are nine Perry's Steakhouse locations. It is still a family-owned business and Chris Perry is still personally involved in the oversight of each location, even guiding the unique design of each restaurant.

Through the month of October, Perry's Steakhouse & Grill will have a series of special dinners that are designed to pair with Glenmorangie Scotch whiskey. The dinners are $95 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Each starts at 7 pm. The schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 9: Katy/Cinco Ranch
  • Wednesday, October 10: Clear Lake
  • Wednesday, October 24: The Woodlands
  • Thursday, October 25: Champions

Diners should call the respective locations to make reservations.

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Perry's is also offering Glenmorangie by the ounce and half-ounce on a special bar menu. Prices vary depending on the type, and range from $4.50 for a half-ounce of 10 Year Old to $19 for a half-ounce of the Signet, which is deep and espresso-like. Also available are the Nectar d'Or, which is matured in Sauternes casks, the 18 Year Old and the Artein, an expression matured in Super Tuscan red wine casks.

Diners who attended the Glenmorangie dinners will be treated to a Scotch cocktail as a starter. Perry's sommelier, Susi Zivanovic, developed the drink and shared the recipe with us.

Glenmo Ginger Blossom
by Susi Zivanovic, Perry's Steakhouse & Grill

  • 2 oz Glenmorangie 10 year
  • .75 oz Natural Brands Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Honey Water
  • 4 Fresh Ginger Slices

Procedure

  1. Make the "honey water" ahead of time by combining equal amounts of honey and hot water. Allow to cool before using.
  2. Add Glenmorangie 10 year, lemon juice, honey water and sliced ginger in a mixing glass.
  3. Add ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
  4. Strain into chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with long lemon twist.

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At the Memorial City location, Glenmorangie Artein was paired with beautiful Atlantic salmon and a chutney of dark fruits.
We had an opportunity to go to a preview tasting at the Memorial City location (which had its Glenmorangie dinner earlier in September) and meet Gregor Mina, the Scotch's brand ambassador. "There is a wine influence in all of the Scotches," he said. Indeed, we found each one to be complex, like very good wine, and more gentle than some of the "smoke bombs" out there. Glenmorangie is kind enough to be a good introduction to those new to Scotch, while complex enough to keep experienced drinkers intrigued.

All of the Scotch offerings were notable. I found myself particularly gravitating to Glenmorangie Artein. "Artein" means "stone" in Gaelic and appropriately enough, this Scotch has a mineral undertone to it that originates from the water used to produce it. It is only natural that one would pair this with seafood or fish. At our tasting, it was paired with Atlantic salmon and root vegetables. A bit of chutney with figs and cherries gave the dish a touch of sweetness and depth.

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With its overtones of chocolate and espresso, Glenmorangie Signet is a can't-miss selection.
My other favorite was the amazing Glenmorangie Signet. It's the most expensive expression and absolutely worth it for the experience. The addition of chocolate malt to malted barley gives it overtones of chocolate liquor and espresso, with a hint of orange zest at the back end. It's remarkable, and while some Scotch should be a pure expression, the Signet is a highly successful experiment. It is perfect to pair with dessert. In this case, we had a Valrhona chocolate mousse with espresso and sherry that was topped off with orange zest.

For the month of October, whether you go to the dinners or just pull up a seat in the bar, Perry's will be a good place to get an introduction to what Glenmorangie Scotches are like. I guarantee a few of these will find a spot in my liquor cabinet, and they will be especially welcome as the summer gives way to fall.



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Perry's Steakhouse and Grille

487 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX

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Perry's Steakhouse and Grille

6700 Woodlands Parkway, Spring, TX

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9730 Cypresswood Drive, Houston, TX

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5 comments
WestSideBob
WestSideBob topcommenter

Glenmorangie Signet goes for $ 201 / 750 ml at Spec's.  Pricey after dinner drink methinks.

Wade Woodard
Wade Woodard

$4.50 for a 0.5oz pour of Glenmorangie 10YO?  That's is not a special, that is a very high markup.  750ml = qty 50 of 0.5oz pours.  50 times $4.50 = $225 for a bottle that retails for about $33.  Typically bar/restaurant markup should be about 4 times, so $4.50 would be good price for a 1.25oz standard pour.  Are you sure 0.5oz is correct?

 

 

phaedra.cook
phaedra.cook

 @Wade Woodard  Yep, I'm sure on the price. Note that I didn't say whether something was a good deal as compared to retail pricing. On the other hand, unless someone knows the product, they're unlikely to want to invest in a bottle. This is a cheaper way to try-before-you-buy.

 

This may more suit your fancy: You can get a flight of a half ounce of each (including Signet!) for $50. Or, just attend one of the special dinners for $95 where you get to try each one and have a great meal.

 

If you already know you like Glenmorangie, though, by all means, the economic way to go is to get a bottle of your preferred selection for home

WestSideBob
WestSideBob topcommenter

 @phaedra.cook Agree ... this is a scotch better sampled before buying that bottle untasted. 

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