ForWhiskeyLovers Cannot Live On Spirit Alone! We have wine with meals; wine with cheeses. Some of us have fun arranging whisky dinners for groups of consumers to illustrate how versatile whisky can be matching food, either on its own or with mixers or in cocktails. Whisky with cheeses is a new one to some but a reasonable option to others, either as part of a whisky dinner or on its own. It’s a niche area growing in enthusiasts and encouraged by people like myself, the renowned whisky writer Charles MacLean, John Glaser of Compass Box, a few whisky companies and some dedicated souls in the hospitality industry.