If you’re ever stuck on what to serve with an after-dinner whisky, I’ve developed this whisky trail mix as the perfect accompaniment, picking up the notes of a good whisky. Butterscotch walnuts, smoked salt, dates, apricot, dark chocolate, pumpkin seeds and cashews.


1 cup salted cashews

½ cup dark chocolate pieces,

½ cup dates, roughly chopped

½ cup dried apricots, roughly chopped

¼ cup pumpkin seeds

Toffee walnuts

2 tbsp unsalted butter

2 tbsp dark brown sugar

2 tbsp golden syrup

¼ tsp vanilla extract

¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp smoked salt

200 g natural walnuts


  1. Heat your oven to 120C fan. Combine the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add the bicarbonate of soda and allow to foam. Stir through the walnuts and season with salt. Spread onto a line baking tray and bake for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  2. Combine the cooled walnuts with the remaining ingredients and serve your whisky mix with Singleton whisky on ice.