What’s your favourite whisky and pancake pairing?

It’s Pancake Day, the day when many kitchen utensils get destroyed, pancakes get stuck to ceilings but more importantly we get all creative with this delicious treat. With so many varieties of recipes and an endless list of toppings, we thought it would be nice to ask our team what their favourite pancakes were – and of course we asked them which whisky they’d pair with them! Check out their answers below and why not give these matches a go for yourself on Shrove Tuesday.

My favourite pancake toppings would have to be banana and golden syrup paired with a Balvenie Caribbean Cask.

Gillian, Senior Marketing Manager

This might sound odd to start but it’s amazing – trust me! Smoked bacon, stewed apples and cheddar in a crêpe paired with a Laphroaig 10 – delicious!

Katie, Accounts Assistant

Definitely bacon and maple syrup paired with a Scotch that is sweet, banana-y – or if you want to try something else a nice bourbon like Old Forester.

Lauren, Restaurant & Events Coordinator

I love Nutella on a pancake with some coconut flakes sprinked over it. In France we make our crêpes with a dash of rum in them, so I’d pair it with a rum cask whisky, maybe a Glenlivet Rum Cask.

Sonia, Senior Visitor Assistant

Berries & cream on my pancakes please, matched with a Tomatin 14 – Port Wood Finish or if you fancy being a bit extra go for a Glen Garioch Wine Cask.

Peter, Senior Visitor Assistant

When I was in Hong Kong I had these big, fluffy American style pancakes with lovely big chunks of soft apple on top. I’d pair that with a nice sweet liqueur, something like Stroma.

Linsay, SWE Alumni

I like caramel and bananas on my pancakes, match that with a Glen Grant 12 – the perfect pair!

Jacqui, Senior Visitor Assistant

Mixing Nutella and peanut butter for the pancakes and then matching it with a Glenmorangie Signet.

Ian, Bar Manager

Some nice, sweet strawberries with white chocolate sauce and flakes – drink it along with a Glencadam 10 for nice, smooth vanilla flavours too.

Ruairidh, Dry Stock Controller

I’d definitely go for bacon and maple syrup with a nice smoky Ardbeg 10!

Kev, Whisky Shop Advisor

I’d have a savoury crêpe with spinach and ricotta in it. Paired with a Caol Ila Distillers Edition.

Jethro, Senior Visitor Assistant

I like to make proper Scotch pancakes on Pancake Day and have them with the traditional butter and for me raspberry jam. I’d then pair it with a lovely Bladnoch Samsara.

Eilidh, Bookings and Contract Manager

I’d go for the traditional crêpe with lemon and sugar! Paired with a newer whisky – Kingsbarns ‘Dream to Dram’. If you’re not a whisky lover, this will also go with Thistly Cross Cider – the French often have their crêpes with cider!

John, Senior Visitor Assistant

I really like mixing marscapone with Nutella, with a sprinkling of chopped nuts over the top of it – lovely! To pair with it? A Bunnahabhain 12 year old.

Morena, Senior Visitor Assistant

I like to have an array of fruit on my pancakes, with some chocolate drizzled over the top. The chocolate would go beautifully with a Glendronach Scotch.

Becca, Assistant Retail Manager

So.. I would have a crêpe with a roasted banana and dark chocolate on it. I’d then pair it with a lovely smoky whisky – ideally a Laphroaig Lore.

Kevin, Book-keeper

Nice and simple – honey on the pancake, paired with an Aberfeldy 12 year old.

Cody, Senior Visitor Assistant

I like a spiced pancake with cinnamon flavours throughout them, I’d then have it with a Balvenie Double Wood.

Elsa, Visitor Experience Manager

I enjoy rich, sweet maple syrup matched with a Glendronach 12 year old.

Sunil, Whisky Shop Advisor

I would 100% go for toffee sauce and banana – paired with a Tamdhu 10 year old.

Elizabeth, Tour Bookings Coordinator

My go-to pancake is Nutella and strawberries. I’d then pair it with something from a port cask, either Glendronach Port Wood or a Spey Port Cask.

Nicola, Senior Visitor Assistant

I’d go for a thick pancake with ice cream on top, either chocolate or coffee. It would then have chocolate sauce and brownie pieces over it – sweetness heaven! It would be paired with a Glenmorangie Signet which has a nice chocolate/coffee flavour- the perfect match!

Claire, Visitor Experience Manager

So there you go, that’s what our team would put on their pancakes and what they would pair it with. But what about you? Let us know in the comments below – we’d love to know!

Slàinte Mhath!


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