‘The Single Cask Saucy Sensation’ comes to the Polwarth Tavern

King of Feasts head chef Jack Longmore at The Polwarth Tavern

Scottish whisky bottler The Single Cask has entered a one-week partnership with Edinburgh’s King of Feasts to mark International Burger Day.

Fife-based The Single Cask have been working with local supplier The Whisky Sauce Co to create a range of single cask whisky sauces, which are being debuted this week at Islay’s Feis Ile whisky festival.

On the mainland, the Single Cask sauces are being promoted via The Polwarth Tavern in Merchiston, where King of Feasts is gifting 50 free burgers with whisky-infused sauce to the first customers who walk through the pub’s doors and ask for ‘The Single Cask Saucy Sensation’.

The Polwarth Tavern’s sandwich partnership with King of Feasts – aka Rob Casson – has previously been credited with producing some of the best sandwiches in the world in a list compiled by the Financial Times.

Among the new single cask sauces from The Whisky Sauce Co are a hot sauce infused with a Speyside whisky from the Linkwood Distillery, a spicy tomato chutney created using a 34-year-old single cask grain whisky from the North British Distillery and a BBQ, using The Single Cask’s official Friends of the Feis bottling, a rare Rhinns cask from Bruichladdich Distillery.

The Single Cask’s stated mission is to ‘demystify whisky flavours’ by using five mood categories, by which whisky fans can quickly navigate to whichever whiskies they are in the mood for.

Brand marketing manager at The Single Cask, Helen Stewart, said: “Flavour and character are very important to us at The Single Cask. We believe this collaboration showcases both of these things extremely well.

“We are always searching for the ultimate single cask experience and we really believe this can be found in so many different and innovative ways.

“We recently announced a brand new approach to flavour profiling where each whisky we bottle is allocated to one of five moods. Partnerships like this really show the variety of possibilities when exploring, tasting and enjoying the ultimate single cask experience.”

Rob Casson added: “We always want to explore new ways to enhance flavour and experiences. The Single Cask whisky is outstanding. Their approach to flavour lends itself deliciously to our range of mouthwatering burgers at The Polwarth Tavern. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate International Burger Day!”