Caffe Gelato Blog: Behold, the Miracle of Scotch! Take our Scottish IQ Tests and Come to our Scotch Wine Dinner on Thursday, November 8th!

 

1. What is a “single malt” scotch?

A. A scotch made from a single barrel of whisky.

B. A scotch made with only one cereal grain, such as wheat or corn.

C. A scotch made at a single distillery.

D. A type of scotch made at the Lagavulin distillery in Scotland.

 

2. What is a “blended grain” scotch whisky?

A. A blend of single malts from two or more distilleries.

B. A mix of different types of whisky, with brands like Johnnie Walker and Cutty Sark.

C. A blend of single grains from two or more distilleries.

D. A blended scotch that comprises over 95% of scotch sales.

 

3. Where in Scotland is scotch predominantly made?

A. The regions of the Lowlands, Highlands, and the Isle of Islay.

B. The Highlands and Lowlands due to their oceanic climates.

C. The Highlands, Lowlands, Isle of Islay, and Campbeltown.

D. Most scotch is actually not made in Scotland, but rather Northern Ireland and parts of England.

 

4. What is “Rumbledethumps?”

A. A traditional Scottish dish containing sheep’s pluck.

B. A type of Scottish blood sausage made from pork blood and a cereal.

C. A traditional Scottish dish made with potato, cabbage, and onion.

D. A popular Scottish phrase meaning, “Cheers!”

 

If you got mostly A’s, you’re a budding Scotch connoisseur. If you got mostly B’s, you’re a novice who’s willing to learn. Mostly C’s, congratulations – you’re a scotch expert! If you got mostly D’s, well…we’re here to help you out on some scotch knowledge.

Scotland is certainly known for its kilts, bagpipes, and haggis, but it’s also known for inventing one of the best varieties of whisky: scotch! When made in one of Scotland’s 100 distilleries and aged to perfection, this liquor packs a bite unlike any other. If you’re a fan of great Scottish drinks paired with great food, come to CG’s very own Scotch Dinner on November 8th!

The dinner will feature a 6-course meal with enough savor to complement the gritty taste of scotch: pan-roasted lamb lollipops, watercress and baby arugula salad with smoked salmon, and prosciutto seared ahi tuna are some of the highlights. We’ll even have some scotch and honey poached pears for dessert! They’ll also be plenty of scotch to keep you running – we’ll have Glenkincchie from the Lowlands, aged Clynelish from the Highlands, Lagavulin from Islay, and a 15-year “Singleton” Single Malt to finish it off. Guest speaker Karl Kadar and musician Mojo Stu will be there to add to the experience!

The dinner starts at 6:30pm and reservations are $79 per person. $20 from each ticket will be donated to KidPHIT, a charity program that provides inclusive fitness training for kids on the autism spectrum. Call (302) 533-0201 to make a reservation or register online at caffegelato.net/special_events/scotch-dinner-2018.

Want to test your knowledge again? Try our Scottish word search below!

Sláinte!

 

Scottish Food and Drink Word Search

 

 

BANGERS

BLACKBUN

BLACKPUDDING

BRUICHLADDICH

CLOOTIE

CLYNELISH

CRANACHAN

CULLENSKINK

DUNDEE

GLENDULLAN

GLENKINCHIE

GLENLIVET

HAGGIS

LAGAVULIN

MACALLAN

MASH

MINCE

OATCAKE

ROYALBRACKLA

RUMBLEDETHUMPS

SHORTBREAD

SLAINTE

TALISKERSKYE