2015 is The Year of Food and Drink in Scotland and to celebrate pairing whisky and food The Whisky Shop Dufftown is running a competition to find the best Speyside whisky inspired Muffin or Cupcake. The final judging will take place during Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2015 at a tasting open to the public.
The many different Speyside whiskies have a tremendous range of flavours and pairing them with food is a true delight. It can emphasise flavours in the food or in the whisky. It can even bring out entirely new flavours as well. Home baking is again a focus for people so what better way to celebrate ScotlandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s finest whiskies by letting them inspire you? The Muffin or Cupcake can either be created to pair with a specific Speyside dram, contain the whisky in the recipe or be inspired by SpeysideÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s finest in some other way. The whisky chosen should be readily available in the UK.
The best recipes selected by local whisky and food experts will be featured at a whisky tasting during Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2015 hosted by The Whisky Shop Dufftown where visitors to the festival will be able to choose the best combination. The creator of that combination will win 2 nights accommodation at the fabulous Dowans hotel in Aberlour, a special distillery tour and a voucher for The Oakwood Cookery School in Elgin.
Can you rise to the challenge? We donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want any half-baked ideas. Be inspired!
To enter please supply a detailed recipe, a picture of your finished baking and a short piece on how you have been inspired (no more than 300 words). We would also love to see a video of you making your Muffin or Cupcake that we can use on Social Media. You do not have to be coming to Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2015 to enter
Entries to be received by no later than 31st March 2015 and should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information can be obtained by contacting The Whisky Shop Dufftown (email@example.com, 01340 821 097). Tickets for the tasting will go on sale on www.spiritofspeyside.com at 12 noon on 3 February 2015.