Match of the week
Single malt whisky and salted caramel fudge
One of the interesting trends I’ve noticed is the number of English whiskies that are now coming on stream including the Masthouse single malt from the Copper Rivet Distillery in Chatham, Kent I was sent the other day. (In fact there are, amazingly, more distilleries in England than Scotland now!)
Masthouse is what they call a ‘farm to glass’ whisky made with a Kentish malted barley called Belgravia, from the nearby Isle of Sheppey. It’s pot-distilled and matured in ex-bourbon and virgin American white oak barrels which gives the young spirit an appealing touch of almost heathery sweetness
That could well be why it went so well with the rather indulgent white chocolate and salted caramel fudge they sent as a snack to nibble with it which was apparently made by the head chef at their distillery restaurant The Pumproom. I certainly think fudge and whisky bears more exploration.
You can buy the Masthouse single malt which is bottled at 45% for £45 for 50cl from the distillery.
Picture of fudge by Sebastiana Raw at shutterstock.com - not specifically of the fudge mentioned in the post!
I was sent the whisky as a press sample.
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