Dean’s Tomatin single malt whisky fruit cake – a lovely treat

Dean’s, makers of short bread and biscuits, have teamed up with Tomatin to produce the Tomatin single malt whisky fruit cake. I’m lucky enough to have tried it with a shot of the whisky.

Perfect companions: Dean's Tomatin single shisky cake, Tomatin Legacy and espresso.

Perfect companions: Dean’s Tomatin single shisky cake, Tomatin Legacy and espresso.

What should a fruit cake be like? I like mine dense and rich, sweet rather than sour with fruit. Dean’s Tomatin singe malt whisky fruit cake is just that. It’s fragrant with whisky and orange and has a dense crumb that manages not to be dry. The fruit it plump and glistening and there’s so much of it!

I didn't eat all of it at once, I promise! Look at all that fruit.

I didn’t eat all of it at once, I promise! Look at all that fruit.

I enjoyed my cake with a cup of espresso and a glass of Tomatin Legacy 12 year-old. It was a wonderful treat: gorgeous, rich cake, sharp, dark coffee and the sweet vanilla and citrus flavours of the whisky joined together beautifully. It’s great on a Sunday afternoon and would make a lovely end to a good dinner.

The cake comes in a rather attractive cask-inspired container so it also makes a great gift. Especially with a mini of the whisky on the side. Of course, you don’t have to have to drink the whisky to enjoy the cake but I’d recommend it. They are made for each other.

Dean’s Tomatin single malt whisky fruit cake

240 grams, retails at £7.60. Buy online.

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Caroline was sent cake and whisky samples to try.

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About Caroline von Schmalensee

Cooking, eating and drinking is fun as well as necessary. I do food for fun and I write for a living. Good food makes the world a more delicious and satisfying place. Good writing, meanwhile, can make the world a less confusing place.

2 Comments

  1. I live in Manchester. Where can I buy single malt whisky fruit cake. I’d try it when I was in Edinburgh love the taste. I am looking for shop/super market in Manchester Town centre that sells your products. Please advise

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