This is a great Father’s Day gift idea. Get your dad a bottle of whisky, use a bit of it to make some handmade fudge, and then gift the fudge together with the remainder of the whisky!

This recipe is sponsored by Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch Whiskey.


200 g dark brown sugar

200 g caster sugar

395 g sweetened condensed milk

150 ml milk

50 g cultured butter

80 ml Johnnie Walker Black Label (2.53 standard drinks)

a few pinches of good sea salt



  1. Combine all the ingredients except the salt and Johnnie Walker in a saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Simmer, stirring occasionally for about 10-15 minutes (until the mixture reaches 114C).
  2. Remove from the heat and stir through the Johnnie Walker and a pinch of salt. Stand for 5 minutes, then beat the mixture with a spatula for about 10 minutes until it is no longer shiny and starting to firm.
  3. Transfer to a 20 cm square baking tray roughly lined with baking paper. Allow to cool either at room temperature or in the fridge, then cut into 2 cm squares. Sprinkle with a little more sea salt and serve.




This is a soft fudge. If you like a firmer, grainer fudge you can heat it a little higher (117-118C) and beat it more as it cools down.