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How to pair Halloween candy with whiskey

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If there's one thing that can make Halloween candy even better, it's whiskey.

We asked Drew Sweeny, beverage director of TAO Group, to share a few pairings that will warm you straight to the core this fall season.

Hershey's Chocolate + Brown Royal Vanilla Whiskey

“Crown Royal Vanilla’s creamy vanilla flavor with a smooth, light whiskey finish makes this classic chocolate bar taste super rich.”

Milky Way + Bulleit Bourbon

“Bulleit Bourbon offers maple, light toffee and spice flavors like nutmeg to the creamy nougat of Milky Way.”

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups + George Dickel Rye Whiskey

“Dickel Rye with its caramel, vanilla and warm baking spice notes is even better than milk after a bite of a chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.”

Chocolate-Covered Almonds + Nikka Coffey Grain

“Nikka Coffey Grain with a couple of slivered almonds in it. Really opens the whiskey up.”

Candy Corn + Mellow Corn Whiskey

“Mellow Corn Whiskey is a 90 percent corn whiskey with notes of corn, vanilla toffee is a fun combination with a candy corn. It’s also just a fun combination!”

Peppermint Pattie + Ragtime Rye

“This is a local New York straight Rye whiskey. Rich, peppery, very balanced that would be a great compliment to a cool and refreshing Peppermint Pattie.”

Peanut M&Ms + Sheep Dip Islay Scotch Whiskey

“It's a blend of basically every distillery on the island, its smoky salty flavors would go great with the salty sweet crunch of peanut M&Ms.”