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What is the Best Single Malt to Have with a Bacon Roll?

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This is probably one of the 2 greatest questions in life so to find out what is the best single malt to have with a bacon roll we have been asking guests to our festivals to take part in a blind tasting to vote for their favourite.  We have had our guests try over 50 different single malts over the years we have been doing this experiment.  No sauce this is pure science!

At this year's Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival there was no reigning champion from the previous festival to put in as Arran Lochranza which had won the last 3 competitions has been discontinued so we had a fresh start.  The 4 we picked were:

  • Glenturret Triple Wood
  • Glenallachie Distillery Edition
  • Glenrothes Vintage Reserve
  • Glen Moray 15 Years Old

This was a hard fought contest and we were very surprised to have a tie at the top with 2 clear winners.  All you need to know is when you next have a bacon roll then pour yourself a dram of Glen Moray 15 Years Old or Glenturret Triple Wood!

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The experiment will continue in September.


Looking Forward to 2017 with 17% of 17 Items

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Here at The Whisky Shop Dufftown we are looking forward to 2017 and wondering how we can celebrate its coming,  We have decided to add 17 more products to our Winter Sale with 17% or more off.

  Product Original Sale Price
1 Provenance Glen Ord 2004 11 Years Old £44.95 £37.30
2 Provenance Balmenach 2005 10 Years Old £35.95 £29.80
3 Benriach 1999 16 Years Old Cask #5043 Batch 13 £81.95 £68.00
4 Benriach Peated Quarter Casks £48.95 £40.60
5 Small Batch Glen Grant-Glenlivet 1992 23 Years Old £87.95 £73.00
6 Small Batch Linkwood-Glenlivet 1992 23 Years Old £88.95 £73.80
7 Hepburn's Choice Inchgower 2008 8 Years Old £39.95 £33.15
8 Small Batch Strathmill 1992 23 Years Old £85.95 £71.30
9 Provenance Tamdhu 2006 9 Years Old £35.95 £29.80
10 Tomatin Cu Bocan 1988 £198.95 £165.00
11 William Cadenhead Islay 7 Years Old £67.95 £56.40
12 Spirit of Freedom 45 £24.95 £20.70
13 Select Grain: Loch Lomond 1996 18 Years Old £65.95 £54.70
14 Clan Denny North British 1994 20 Years Old £76.95 £63.80
15 The Pearls of Scotland North of Scotland 1971 Single Grain Whisky £162.00 £134.00
16 Old Particular Port Dundas 2004 11 Years Old £37.95 £31.50
17 Clan Denny Girvan 2007 7 Years Old £34.95 £29.00

The Whisky Shop Dufftown Autumn Festival Cocktail Competition Part 1

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We are going to show you some of the entries to our cocktail competition.  Here is the first recipe.  This won the chairman's special prize for being a cocktail that actually tasted of whisky.

"The Dufftawn(y)" By Chris Jameson

This cocktail combines two of my favourite tipples, a good bourbon matured single malt whisky and chilled tawny port.

Clearly the whisky is the centrepiece here, however the port adds an extra dimension and some warmth (despite being chilled…) not to mention a beautiful hue to the cocktail, with the vermouth adding a touch of sweetness, balanced by the ever present (in cocktails at least) Angostura bitters.

Serving over an iceball means the cocktail remains chilled, but the melt rate of such a large piece of ice means theres minimal dilution, always a problem with some cocktails!  Remaining chilled is vital to ensure the flavour of the port is maintained, its counter-intuitive, however theres no denying that tawny port tastes far better when chilled.


2 measures of Balvenie 12 Year Old Single Barrel (or if you have it, the 15yo Bourbon, is even better)

1/2 a measure of sweet vermouth

1/2 a measure of CHILLED tawny port (we use Warres Optima 10)

A dash of Angostura bitters

Add the ingredients to an ice filled glass, stir a few times and then strain into a tumbler with an iceball (or large icecubes) to serve.

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