Working closely with Highland Park, the Stromness based Argo’s Bakery – under its Orkney Bakery brand - has created a rich and luxurious whisky cake, flavoured with the highly acclaimed Scotch.
The new cake is the latest collaboration between the Kirkwall distillery and the Orkney Bakery and follows their earlier launch of Highland Park flavoured Orkney Fudge.
Baked to a traditional recipe - and using Orkney butter - the spiced fruitcake contains sultanas, raisins, currants and cherries and is infused with 12-year-old Highland Park single malt.
The cake has already picked up a top award, winning a best innovation accolade at last week’s Scottish Baker of the Year Awards in Glasgow.
“We’ve been keen to produce a local whisky cake for some time now, and follow up on the success of our Highland Park Orkney Fudge,” said the Orkney Bakery’s Jenna McDill. “The cake’s been in development for well over a year, but it was vitally important that we perfected the recipe, ensuring customers would be able to smell and taste the Highland Park against the rich backdrop of fruits and spices. We’re absolutely delighted with the results and are sure it’s going to be as popular as our whisky fudge.”
Beautifully packaged and branded with the Highland Park logo, the new 275g whisky cake is aimed primarily at the visitor and gift markets, but is sure to be a hit with anyone who loves the distinct flavour of Highland Park and high quality, traditional island baking.
Pat Retson (left) from Highland Park Distillery and Jenna McDill from Argo's Bakery with the new Highland Park whisky cake and its Scottish Baker of the Year innovation award Pat Retson, Brand Heritage Manager for Highland Park, said: “This whisky cake will be a great addition to sit alongside the Highland Park Fudge in the shop. The fudge has been a huge success and we are certain our visitors will be delighted with this lovely fruity whisky cake. The cake is delicious and showcases the gently smoky, but surprisingly sweet, taste of Highland Park.”
The new cake, which retails for £7.00, will be available in Highland Park’s visitor centre, Argo’s Bakery’s shops in Stromness and Kirkwall, at local visitor information centres and on board NorthLink Ferries’ vessels. It will also be available online from the Orkney Bakery’s website www.orkneybakery.co.uk.
An image showing Jenna McDill of the Orkney Bakery and Pat Retson of Highland Park, with the new Highland Park whisky cake – and its Scottish Baker of the Year innovation award - accompanies this release. Pic by Ken Amer, Orkney Photographic.
In addition to the innovation accolade, Argo’s Bakery also picked up a regional gold award and national bronze award for its bran quarters and a regional bronze prize for its white rolls.