The Cairngorms National Park is home to some fantastic local produce from beer to whisky and beef to clootie dumplings.  These products are at the heart of food and drink in the park where there ia an abundance of high quality local producers for a detailed list click here.

The Cairngorms National Park is home to its own award winning brewery, Cairngorm Brewery taking the best in local ingredients and mixing it with the crystal clear mountain water.

They have just launched a new beer ‘Ginger Rodent’ after Chief Secretary to the Treasury and local MP for the area Danny Alexander. The term ‘Ginger Rodent’ was famously fired at the local MP by Labour’s Harriet Harman in a controversial Labour Party Conference speech.

Danny Alexander MP and Samantha Faircliff, MD at Cairngorm Brewery

Where else can you go to experience some of the finest Speyside Malt Whisky’s than a trip to The Whisky Castle in Tomintoul.  This shop is an Aladdin’s cave of whisky’s and has been open for over 100 years.  The shop stocks over 500 single malt whiskies and Mike and Cathy who run the shop have a wealth of knowledge just waiting to share with you.

Also you will find the home to the clootie dumpling in the national park.  The clootie dumpling is a traditional Scottish pudding and makes a great alternative to the traditional Christmas pudding. There are even 21 different ways to eat the clootie dumpling all you need to do is give it a try at the Speyside Centre.

For more local produce visit the Cairngorms Farmers Markets on the 9th December in Aviemore.

If that is not enough food and drink for you then why not come along to a whole festival dedicated to whisky with the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival from the 2nd – 6th May 2013.