Bruce Bennett of Fine Scottish Hampers picks five iconic hampers showcasing the best food and drink available in Scotland for us

Love Scottish food and drink and looking to treat yourself or your friends to the best produce that Scotland has to offer or perhaps even just a taste of home? We’ve teamed up with Fine Scottish Hampers to create five hampers showcasing some of the most luxurious Scottish food and drink available.

1. The Smokehouse hamper 

This hamper brings together four packs of exceptional meat and fish from some of the most respected Scottish smokehouses: St. James Whisky & Honey Salmon and Scotch Reserve Smoked Salmon – both award winning – plus luxurious Cold Smoked beef and Wild Scottish Smoked Venison.

Accompanying this treasure trove of meats is a series of perfectly chosen accompaniments: Smoked Cheese from The Island of Arran, jars of pickle and Inverness Sauce, and Duncan’s own Family Recipe Oatcakes. All in all, a heartily packaged hamper for one who looks for satisfaction, not just sustenance, in their Scottish meal.
Smokehouse

2. The whisky savour hamper

This whisky hamper contains more than just the one way to enjoy that surprising and distinct taste. There’s whisky in the form of cider and the classic Johnny Walker Black Label to drink, but why stop there?  The Whisky Marmalade on your toast can be enlivened by a shot of whisky, as can a moist steak with the aid of a great Scotch Whisky Sauce.  After that you can sit down to some classic sweet Whisky Cake, steeped in the authentic taste that we all know and love, the ideal end to an excellent day of the very best delicacies from Scotland.

Whisky savour

 

3. A haggis supper for two hamper 

Enjoy a cosy night in for two the Scottish way with this delicious haggis hamper. Including the classic Traditional Haggis along with the superb Stahlys Vegetarian Haggis (so no one is left out), this hamper provides everything you need for the perfect haggis Scottish supper. We have of course added a few drams of quality Scotch Whisky via miniature bottles of both a Glenfiddich 12 Year Old and The Macallan Gold. To help complement the haggis there’s also some gorgeous Scotch Whisky Sauce and handmade Traditional Fife-Cut Handmade Oatcakes. To finish up there’s a Clootie Dumpling with Butterscotch Sauce with brilliant handmade Scottish Berry Chocolates by Brodies of Edinburgh…Yes please.

Haggis

4. The cheese and mustard hamper

This Cheese & Mustard collection is a magical snack-pack hamper that can replace a lingering hunger with a supreme sense of satisfaction. Turn someone’s simple snack or after dinner thought into a tasty bite-sized feast very much worth celebrating.

This basket collection of fine Island of Arran Smoked Cheese and its corresponding famous Arran Mustard blends brilliantly with a Henshelwood’s Cardamon Mustard and their famous Chutney for Cheese made by hand on Scotland’s Isle of Bute. Lastly to finish off this classic hamper there is a pack of traditionally Handmade Oatcakes, and a lovely bottle of  Carse o’Gowrie Apple Juice to wash it all down.

Cheese and mustard

5. The Scottish feast hamper 

With classic Scottish delicacies by the basket load, this hamper has all the tastes, treats and traditional Highland recipes to make someone’s big day feel truly special. The Scottish Feast provides a little bit of everything to touch all bases, from the sweet and savoury spectrum to the choice between floral wine and fine whisky.

There are many classics of Scotland to be found in this hamper including a tin of luxury Haggis, a Clootie Dumpling, some traditionally Handmade Oatcakes and a joyous Whisky Cake. For every other indulgence, there are packets of Smoked Salmon, Beef and Venison, truckles of uniquely flavoured Cheese, and Gin, Wine and of course the Whisky Flavoured Sauce!

Scottish feast

All of these hampers and many more are available on Fine Scottish Hampers website.

 

About The Author

Sean Murphy

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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