Top food and drink in the Highlands

With the trend of matching whisky with food, Dalwhinnie Distillery, located within the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands, carefully pairs its classic single malts with specially chosen luxury chocolates handmade in the Highlands.

One of Scotland’s oldest distilleries (established in 1775), the Famous Grouse Experience at The Glenturret Distillery in Crieff gives you the chance to not only bottle your own whisky, but to personalise your bottle of The Famous Grouse blended whisky on site.

Located in the heart of the Glencoe valley, the Clachaig Inn is the saviour of hungry hikers of a foodie disposition. Food is proudly sourced from Scottish suppliers and is simply delicious.

One of Scotland’s most famous dishes you simply have to try, haggis is a savoury pudding containing sheep offal mince mixed with oatmeal, suet and spices. You’ll find it in most pubs and restaurants, and traditionally served served with ‘neeps and tatties’ (turnip and potato).

The Clachan Inn is the oldest pub in Scotland, with its licence first registered in 1734. Today, this tartan-carpeted, family-run inn offers true Scottish hospitality in its bar and restaurant. Look out for favourites including haggis-filled fillet steak.

The Old Forge is Britain’s most remote pub – with no roads, to get here it’s either an 18-mile hike over a mountain pass or a 7-mile sea crossing. A surprising number of people make the journey – and when they do, they’re rewarded with a pub that ranks among the best in the world.

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