Friday, October 10, 2014

10:10:14 Whisky Appreciation Night

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!

Course One:
Served with homemade Soda Bread and Sea-Salted Salmon delicately smoked with beech wood chips.

Course Two:
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.

Course Three:
Served with authentic Scotch Pastry pies handmade by a Scottish butcher to a secret family recipe.

Course Four:
~ OBAN ~
Served with traditionally made Black Pudding, pan fried and accompanied by Tatties and Neeps.

Course Five:
Served with Oven Baked Haggis, piped into the room on a silver platter and accompanied by the traditional “Toast to Haggis”

Course Six:
Served with Chive Oatcakes and a selection of fine cheeses
20 Month Aged Cheddar
Triple Cream Brie 
Full Fat British Blue Stilton

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