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May 13, 2014
[The Pipers' Tryst restaurant is in Glasgow's National Piping Centre.][1]
The Pipers’ Tryst restaurant is in Glasgow’s National Piping Centre.

The 5pm Dining blog has been casting about the dusty recesses of our memory but we’re certain that two forthcoming whisky dinners at Glasgow’s Pipers’ Tryst restaurant are the most Scottish events we have ever seen.

Held in the Pipers’ Tryst Restaurant in the National Piping Centre, the dinners on the 15th and 22nd May match Glenfiddich whiskies with Scottish ingredients.

As part of Homecoming Scotland 2014 Whisky Month, the menu has been designed to complement Glenfiddich’s 12, 14, 15 and 18 year old whiskies.

Whisky experts

The host for the evening will be one of the team from William Grant’s: Glenfiddich Ambassador Jamie Milne, Master Blender Brian Kinsman, or Master Distiller Stuart Watts.

Brian Kinsman, Master Blender at William Grant comments ‘Many people may not know what dishes perfectly complement certain foods, or the number of flavours present in their dram.  As part of Whisky Month, we have choices spanning from a fresh, soft, toffee 12 year old Glenfiddich, to a cinnamon and marzipan flavoured Solera. We want to show how careful choices can make any meal a taste sensation.’

Pairing choices

The experts will talk guests through the pairing choices and discuss their flavour connection.

The specially designed menu includes dishes such as: oak-smoked Scottish salmon served on herb blinis; pan roasted loin of venison with Arran cheddar dauphinois and, to finish, a lemon and honeycomb mousse served in brandy snap baskets with fresh raspberry purée.

Following the meal, there will be live music from some of the most exciting up-and-coming folk musicians.

Tickets are £35 per person, inclusive of food and drink.