Recommended Single Malt Whisky: Cardhu from Speyside, Talisker from The Isle of Skye, Glengoyne near Glasgow, Highland Park from Orkney, Glenmorangie from Ross shire, Singleton from Dufftown, Laphroaig from Islay and MacAllan from Craigellachie
Recommended Blended Whisky: Famous Grouse from Crieff, Grants from Dufftown, Dewars from Perth and McLeod's from Isle of Skye
|Whisky Cocktail made by Inveran Lodge|
Whisky Recommended for Cocktails: Use Johnnie Walker, Teachers, Whyte and McKay. Perhaps also try one of the new blends from The Famous Grouse Family - the Snow Grouse or the Black Grouse
|Gaelic Coffee made by Inveran Lodge|
Whisky Recommended for Hot Drinks: Use any good blended Whisky (see above)
Whisky Recommended for Baking: If you want a strong peaty flavour coming through use an Islay or Jura malt, perhaps Lagavulin or Laphroaig. Or if you prefer the flavour to be more subtle, go for a good blended whisky, Dewars or Black Label
|Haggis, Neeps and Tatties made by Kingsmuir House, Peebles|
Adding whisky to game dishes such as grouse or venison along with blackberries or blackcurrants make a wonderful rich dish. Pork ribs or belly can be glazed with a mix of honey, soy sauce, spices and whisky to add a wonderful depth of flavour before slow cooking in a low oven. There is also of course the creamy Whisky sauce, traditionally served with Haggis, Neeps and Tatties at Hogmanay and Burns Night....or indeed any time of the year!
Whisky Recommended for Savoury Dishes: The smoky flavours of a good Jura malt, Isle of Jura Superstition. Or perhaps give the dish a completely different emphasis by using a mellow Glengoyne.
|Marmalade made by Coralah on the Isle of Skye|
Whisky Marmalade is a perennial favourite, the bitter Seville oranges blends well with the whisky and is justifiably well known but have you tried Whisky and Apple Jelly? Like all whiskies, this jelly needs to age, but only for three months before use.
Whisky Recommended for Preserves: A really good dependable blended whisky like Grants or Bells
|Cranachan served at Castleview, Dufftown|
Whisky Recommended for Desserts: Here you don't want a heavy peaty flavour, Highland Park or Glengoyne would be an excellent choice.
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