Pairing whisky with food poses all sorts of challenges but we knew right from the outset that that is what we wanted to do at Create:Eat:Whisky. The idea of the multi-sensory whisky tasting is to bring people on a flavour journey by providing small bites of food that will enhance each different dram. We’re not going to give too much away about the food we’ll be serving but we do want to introduce you to the food producers that we’ve been working with. We set out to find food producers and food products that embody the ethos of Create:Eat:Whisky. People that are creating high quality artisan products, products of the Scottish landscape and environment.
Great Glen Game is an artisan company based in The Highlands of Scotland. The company is run by Husband and Wife, Jan Jacob and Anja Baak. They produce charcuterie made with wild venison sustainable sourced from the local area. All their products are handmade with only pure wild venison, and organic spices and herbs.
We could not even contemplate serving Scottish Single Malts without some smoked salmon. Based on the beautiful Hebridean Isle of South Uist off the North West coast of Scotland, Loch Duart Artisan Smokehouse has been handcrafting high quality flaky hot smoked salmon since 1997. The perfect match for peaty whisky.
And now the sweet stuff... Plan Bee produce high-quality raw honey and bee products from some of the most quintessential Scottish locations. They focus on achieving full transparency on the source of all of their products and are sustainable and ethical in the production of their honey. The honey is unpasteurized, minimally-filtered and not heat treated. But Plan Bee also have a bigger agenda; they are increasing the bee population of Britain through their ‘adopt a hive’ initiative. Bees are tireless pollinators of trees, plants, flowers, vegetables and fruits. More bees = more great food for us to eat!