Our search at The Whisky Shop Dufftown to find the best Single Malt to go with Haggis continued at this year's Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. We held 3 tastings for guests of the festival to try our 4 specially selected malts. Each tasting was a sell out!
This year our winner from both of last year's festivals, Aberlour 15 Years Old, and the second place from last year's Whisky Shop Dufftown Autumn Festival, Glendronach 18 Years Old PortFinish (it was such a close thing we decided to give it another chance) were pitched against Glenfarclas 105 and Benromach 10.
Our guests were asked to try the whiskies with haggis, neaps and tatties. Nothing else. We do try and be a bit scientific. We wanted to show how the combination of whisky and food emphasised some flavours in either the whisky or the haggis and even create new ones. We were delighted to see the expression of the faces of our guests as they experienced this.
The first and second placed whiskies from our last festival were also the first and second placed ones again. This time the Aberlour 15 Years Old was a clear winner. This is the 3rd festival in a row it has come out on top! May be there can be no better dram for your Haggis. We will put that to the test again during our Autumn festival. We have put 21 whiskies into this competition over the last 3 years.