Saturday 19th May World Whisky Day

Now many of our customers enjoy a glass of wine with their meal taking time to read over the wine list and choosing something suitable to the food choices, with this in mind I thought I’d research whiskey and food pairing other than the obvious haggis & neeps.

As whiskies are all distilled and aged uniquely this adds to the style of food they are suited too I’ve sourced some matches to go with our listed selection of whiskies some of which tie in with the current menu:

To begin :

Caol Ila 12 yr
This could be a whisky served with mini tapenade bruschetta canapés

First Course:

The Lakes One if you haven’t visited the distillery at Bassenthwaite we can recommend it.
Silky smooth, slightly smoky, sweet, fruity and with hints of spice would suit starter courses of seafood for example our crayfish cocktail.

Glenmorangie 10yr
This whisky is quite versatile with the food options either scallops & bacon or Roasted Pheasant.

Main Course:

Famous Grouse The most popular brand of scotch, works well with grilled beef steaks.


Bushmills Original This Irish classic is surprisingly suited to dark chocolate.

Macallan 10yr Surprisingly this would pair with a sweet sticky toffee pudding


Laphroig 10yr A peaty strong contender is ideal with strong cheeses for example a nice farmhouse mature cheddar & strong blue too.

Something special: Woodford Reserve As a Bourbon this is crying out to be used as glaze over a whole ham joint then served with a sweet & tangy Cumberland Sauce 

Click here to watch Emily sampling some whisky tasting