Playing with fire
The art of BBQ meets the joys of whisky
There’s just something undeniably special about al fresco dining with friends. So as the summer hots up and the light evenings stretch on ’til late, we recommend taking that bottle of Compass Box outside, firing up the BBQ and enjoying some of our favourite food under the sun.
We love what the fantastic people at Pitt Cue Co. are doing with fire, so we wanted to share some of their great creations with you, alongside our recommendations for delicious summer whisky serves. Pitt Cue Co.’s obsessive search for the perfect flamed-grilled fare matches our own insatiable appetite for discovery, so browse the recipes below and join us in our shared pursuit of flavour.
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BBQ & blended whisky: creating flavours that call you back
Jamie Berger of Pitt Cue Co. and our founder John Glaser catch up to discuss the worlds of BBQ and blended whisky.
How simple ingredients create a spectrum of flavour
In this video, Jamie Berger of Pitt Cue Co. and our founder John Glaser discuss the processes behind their respective crafts.
Where there’s smoke, there’s flavour...
In this video, John Glaser introduces Jamie Berger of Pitt Cue Co. to a Compass Box favourite – The Peat Monster.
Pitt’s No. 1 Peat Monster Summer Cup
The Pitt’s No.1 Peat Monster Cup is a twist on the classic Pimm’s cocktail, created by Pitt Cue Co. founder Jamie Berger.
A combination of The Peat Monster and Artist Blend with a spicy honey-ginger syrup and the fresh citrus zing of lemon.
The Peat Monster neat
A big, rich, smoky-peaty malt, this is a perfect whisky to accompany a BBQ on a summer afternoon.
The whisky Highball is ideal for leisurely sipping on a summer’s night and is a great companion for a BBQ.
There are no rules about how to enjoy our whiskies, and the same goes for how hot you make these wings.
The perfect accompaniment for hot wings.
Whole spicy smoked roast chicken
Thought the simple roast chicken was unbeatable? Try this chipotle chilli twist and you could have a new favourite.
Apple, fennel, watercress & radish salad
Apple and fennel is a simple but great base for a side salad to accompany smoked pork.
Grilled courgettes and Tunworth
Simply salted is already special, but go one better with charred slices topped with grated Camembert-style cheese.
Pickled watermelon rind
Seasoned with ginger and lemongrass – loved by the Southern US states and perfect with pork belly.
Bright, fruity and refreshing, a simple raspberry sorbet makes the perfect summer dessert.