Spent a couple of days in Fort William in the Highlands of Scotland last week, tried a few restaurants and cafes before scaling Ben Nevis, variety and quality of food varied but included some great local produce, fresh seafood, crab & langoustines (Scotland has some of the best Seafood but most is exported!) Scottish beef and venison and of course the odd Scottish Breakfast here are a few photos of the better ones. Food at the Glenelg Inn, Kyle of Lochalsh was particularly good let down only by the tomatoes!
Also tried a few local ales which is essential carbo loading the night before a big walk! Some of the beers I can remember include the following selection.
Latitude 3.6% abv.
Latitude Pale Ale is a straw-coloured session ale with a pronounced fruitiness and hoppiness. Brewed with best Maris Otter Pale Ale Malt and a little of our own Atlas Lager Malt, this beer exhibits a brilliant, crystal-clear pale straw colour
Fraoch – Heather Ale 4.1% abv
A light amber ale with floral peaty aroma, full malt character, a spicy herbal flavour and dry wine like finish.
Kelpie 4.4% abv
Rich chocolate ale with an aroma of sea breeze, a distinctive roast flavour and a crisp salty finish. Perfect with seafood and breads. (This was really not to my taste not sure seeweed is suited to brewing!)
Deuchars IPA 4.4% abv
An extremely tasty and refreshing, amber coloured session beer. Hops and fruit are very evident and are balanced by malt throughout. (an old favourite of mine)
Red Cuillin 4.2% abv
Smooth, malty and slightly nutty; lightly fuggles-hopped for aroma. Named after the famous hills of the Isle of Skye, Red Cuillin is a premium ale, which has won many awards. Like the hills, it is rounded and pleasing.
Caledonian 80/’ 4.1% abv
A predominantly malty, copper coloured beer, well balanced by hop and fruit; a complex Scottish heavy with the hop characteristics of best bitter.