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Whisky and doughnuts – a match made in... Inverness

By Matt MacPherson

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Whisky and doughnuts at the Speyside Whisky Festival in 2019.
Whisky and doughnuts at the Speyside Whisky Festival in 2019.

Whisky has been paired with a variety of foods in the past; from cheese to chocolate, there really is no rule book.

As a result of The Malt Room being closed, we’ve been trying to come up with ways to safely engage with our customers and offer them the social benefits of a night out within the safety of their own homes.

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival should be taking place at the moment and, seeing the cancellations come through, it reminded me of a very enjoyable event that I was involved with last year.

My old Malt Room colleague and now business partner at Perk Coffee & Doughnuts was contacted by the Instagram account Whisky & Donuts asking her if she could produce doughnuts for a whisky pairing event for the festival.

Johnny and Erica, founders of the page, flew in from California and we loaded up the car with doughnuts and met them in Speyside. The event was a great success, selling out and with Johnny hosting the whisky chat and Nicole talking us through the doughnuts, I designated myself a seat and took on the selfless role of quality control.

We are going to be offering a whisky and doughnuts tasting hosted by The Malt Room and Perk to anyone in the Inverness area. The event will be limited to 50 tickets with contactless delivery of the doughnuts and whisky to your door on the day of the event. Nicole and I will then be streaming the tasting online for you to get involved, give feedback on the pairings and ask any questions.

Tickets will be available through The Malt Room website very soon. With the postal service being worked extremely hard, we want to wait until we have the means to safely give you your whisky before locking in a date.

We are very excited to share the news of this event with you and hope you can join us for a night of whisky rambling and delicious doughnuts!

Special thanks to Adelphi, Tomatin Distillery and Whyte & Mackay which have offered their support for this event.

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