Byron and some friends went on a wine tour in the Hunter Valley and talked about having a "Culture Night" in each person's house over the coming year. This week was Byrons turn and he wanted to do a Whisky tasting evening.
He did loads of research about what foods were the best match for each of the six Scottish "Classic Malts" and between us we planned a menu and sourced the ingredients. We were very lucky to find a Scottish butcher who made his own haggis, Scotch pies and black-pudding. Everything else was made in our kitchen.
It was a brilliant night and one that will never be forgotten!
~ GLENKINCHIE ~
Served with homemade Soda Bread and Sea-Salted Salmon delicately smoked with beech wood chips.
~ DALWHINNIE ~
Served with homemade Scotch Eggs layered in pork meat seasoned with fresh parsley, chives, a pinch of nutmeg and paired with a homemade Mustard Sauce.
~ CRAGGANMORE ~
Served with authentic Scotch Pastry pies handmade by a Scottish butcher to a secret family recipe.
~ OBAN ~
Served with traditionally made Black Pudding, pan fried and accompanied by Tatties and Neeps.
~ TALISKER ~
Served with Oven Baked Haggis, piped into the room on a silver platter and accompanied by the traditional “Toast to Haggis”
~ LAGAVULIN ~
Served with Chive Oatcakes and a selection of fine cheeses
20 Month Aged Cheddar
Triple Cream Brie
Full Fat British Blue Stilton