Toast of the month

Toast of the Month

Whisky Month is May and here’s a couple of things that caught our foodie eye. The annual Loch Fyne Food Fair in Argyll has a new Whisky Connections element, with cooking demonstrations, tastings and meet-the-producer sessions highlighting the links between whisky and food. The date this year is 17-18 May. Meanwhile at Glenturret Distillery near Crieff, the Famous Feastival will see Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kitchin, top the bill. On Sunday 25 May, there’s an exclusive range of VIP taste experiences, including a private lunch hosted by Tom. He has developed an exclusive menu marrying whisky and seasonal produce. He said: “I grew up in Perthshire so the area is special to me and I’m looking forward to returning. My restaurant, the Kitchin, is actually set in an old bonded whisky warehouse which, for me, adds to my passion for incorporating different whiskies into my cooking.”

News of another successful Scottish drink reaches us. Growing demand has seen Brewmeister expand in Keith. A 5,000 sq ft brewery in the heart of the town will allow Brewmeister to increase its capacity by over four times. The firm has six types of craft beers, including the world’s strongest beer, Snake Venom (67.5 per cent).

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