Skirt Steak and Michter’s US1 Straight Rye
The meat: Skirt Steak
The whiskey: Michter’s US1 Straight Rye
Steak and whiskey can make for a delicious combination, but if you’re planning to pair the two, take care to select the right cut. “Fat equals flavor, so a leaner cut might not be the best match for whiskey,” said Brent Young of Brooklyn’s The Meat Hook and Pittsburgh’s Whitfield. Young and his colleagues find that rye whiskeys are a good compliment to meats, opting to save bourbon or scotch for an after-dinner drink. We like Michter’s US1 Straight Rye, which has a heartiness to it along with a range of flavors, all of which accentuate a good skirt steak nicely.