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Embark on a Delicious Adventure: A Guide to Whisky and Food Pairings

By Old Pulteney

Test your knowledge and win a bottle! As you delve into this guide, keep an eye out for the quiz questions scattered throughout. Answer them correctly, and you’ll be entered to win a bottle of Old Pulteney, the Maritime Malt – the perfect companion for your next food pairing adventure.

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RecipeNews

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26.06.24

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Old Pulteney

Whisky, that amber nectar with a history as rich as its flavour, is often enjoyed neat or on the rocks. But did you know it can also be the star ingredient in an unforgettable culinary experience? Food and whisky pairings unlock a world of delicious possibilities, allowing you to explore the unique characteristics of each dram and create flavour symphonies that tantalise your taste buds.

Ready to embark on this delectable journey? Buckle up, because we’re about to take you through a series of pairings, each designed to highlight the versatility of whisky and its delightful combination with various foods.

Test your knowledge and win a bottle! As you delve into this guide, keep an eye out for the quiz questions scattered throughout. Answer them correctly, and you’ll be entered to win a bottle of Old Pulteney, the Maritime Malt – the perfect companion for your next food pairing adventure.

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Setting Sail with Seafood:

Our voyage starts with the sea. After all, Old Pulteney, hailing from the rugged coast of Wick, Scotland, is practically born to be paired with seafood. The whisky’s signature maritime character, with hints of salt and brine, beautifully complements the natural flavours of the ocean. Imagine indulging in a plate of smoked salmon alongside a dram of Old Pulteney Huddart. The whisky’s maritime notes echo the smokiness of the salmon, creating a harmonious taste experience where each element elevates the other.

Old Putleney and Lobster pairing

Anyone for a sweet treat?

Moving on from the sea, let’s explore the world of desserts. Contrary to popular belief, whisky isn’t just for savoury pairings, or after dinner completely. Lowland single malts, known for their light and grassy notes with hints of citrus and honey, can create a delightful contrast with sweet treats. Think of a slice of shortbread paired with a Speyside whisky. The whisky’s honeyed sweetness complements the buttery richness of the shortbread, resulting in a truly authentic Scottish experience.

The wild, wild West: a tale of two regions

Now, let’s journey south, from rugged Highlands to golden fields in the West Country and explore some classic savoury cheese pairings. After all, Scotland is known for its whisky and the West Country is known for its cheese. Cheddar cheese, with its bold flavour, nutty notes, and contrasting texture, creates a perfect foil for Scotch whisky’s robust character. The creaminess of the cheese cuts through the whisky’s heat, creating a delightful textural and taste contrast.

Speaking of bold flavours, Islay Scotch whiskies with their intense smoky notes can be surprisingly delightful when paired with strong cheeses such as ‘Dorset Blue Vinny. The smoke cuts through the sharp bite of the cheese, creating a harmonious balance of bold flavours.

A Match Made in Scotland:

Scotland offers a diverse range of whiskies, each with its own distinct flavour profile. This allows for exciting pairings with various regional specialties. For instance, the peaty smokiness of a Highland whisky beautifully complements the savoury spice of haggis, creating a complex and satisfying flavour combination. Similarly, the smoky notes of a Highland whisky can echo the smokiness of shrimp scampi, while its body complements the richness of the shrimp flavour for a well-rounded experience.

Ready to Test Your Knowledge?

Think you’ve mastered the art of whisky and food pairing? Take our interactive quiz on the Old Pulteney website and see how much you’ve learned! Answer all the questions correctly, and you’ll be entered to win a bottle of Old Pulteney – the perfect companion for your next culinary adventure.

So, raise a glass, explore the world of pairings, and embark on a delicious journey with Old Pulteney, the Maritime Malt.

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Old Pulteney and Fish and chips

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