Food & Drink in Scotland
If you’re planning to visit Scotland, you’d better undo your belt a couple of notches because this is the land of the harvested and hunted. By and large, Scotland is not about ‘fine dining’ but thanks to the Atlantic, fresh mountain waters, lush rolling hills, fertile soil and varied weather, Scotland’s local and natural produce is of the highest quality – and this is reflected on the dishes they serve. From Aberdeen Angus beef, Stornoway Black Pudding, Arbroath Smokies and Shetland salmon and shellfish to Scottish whisky, ales, scones, shortbread, not to forget haggis – you’ll be amazed by just how diverse and tasty Scottish cuisine is.
Scotland is the world’s largest whisky-producing nation and home to six whisky producing regions, which are as diverse as the wine regions of France. From the smoky and peaty flavours of Islay to the mellow smooth sweetness of Highland and Speyside whiskies, there is something to suit all tastes.