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Isle of Skye Smokehouse Tour & Tasting

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 65 reviews.Highland, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by John

60 mins
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

**Due to Covid 19, only private tours will be available, no mixed groups**
Request bookings only
Flexible times and dates
2 people £45 p/p
3-5 people £36 20% off
5+ people £31.50 30% off

A tour of the uniquely designed smokehouse which is inspired to look like a traditional Scottish building called a cleit. A peat roof and stone walled buildings from the bygone years. (Search on google St. Kilda and Cleit).
Learn how the local alder wood is prepared by hand using an axe and used to fire the smokehouse and to create the smoke. I will talk about the various techniques of hot and cold smoking, wet and dry curing.
Smell the secret 6 spice mix blend used in the current recipe to cure the salmon. Can you guess any of the spices?
Finally the best bit tasting, Sample 4 different canapes of hot smoked salmon.
A twist on a Cullen Skink, Smoked salmon mousse on beetroot and blini, two additional tasting spoons.

Topics covered
Isle of Skye, the only commercial smokehouse
Wild salmon vs farmed salmon
Wood selection, why alder?
Dry and wet curing
Kitchen equipment
Smokehouse design, cleits
Smoking process, temperatures ect

My products can be bought locally at:
Isle of Skye Baking Company (Portree)
The Top Shop ( Broadford)
An Crubh ( Sleat)
Beths Deli ( Balmacara)
Fishermans Kitchen (Klye)
Also after the tour at a 20% discount.
Pottery by by Lenz Ceramics https://www.lenz-ceramics
**Due to Covid 19, only private tours will be available, no mixed groups**
Request bookings only
Flexible times and dates
2 people £45 p/p
3-5 people £36 20% off
5+ people £31.50 30% off

A tour of the uniquely designed smokehouse which is inspired to look like a traditional Scottish building called a cleit. A peat roof and stone walled buildings from the bygone years. (Search on google St. Kilda and Cleit).…

John's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    4 Canapes of hot smoked produce.
  • Drinks
    Tea & coffee or soft drink.
From £45
/ person
Thu, 20 Aug
11:30 - 12:30
£45 per person
£45 per person
Wed, 26 Aug
11:30 - 12:30
£45 per person
£45 per person
Thu, 27 Aug
11:30 - 12:30
£45 per person
£45 per person

Meet your host, John

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 65 Reviews
  • Identity verified
The award-winning, Isle of Skye Smokehouse was launched in 2017 by John Corfield who’s passion and dedication for excellence was forged from his time working as a Chef at the Ritz Hotel and Gordon Ramsay’s 3 Michelin Star Restaurant in London.

With 10 year's professional cheffing experience and 8 years running Scalpay View B&B the opening of the smokehouse was a logical progression after perfecting the art of hot smoking salmon for his B&B guests. The business is a relatively new startup home business. Already picking up awards for the Alder Hot Smoked Salmon and supplying high-end hotels and restaurants throughout Skye and Lochlash.
The award-winning, Isle of Skye Smokehouse was launched in 2017 by John Corfield who’s passion and dedication for excellence was forged from his time working as a Chef at the Ritz Hotel and Gordon Ramsay’s 3 Michelin Star Restaurant in London.

With 10 year's professional cheffing experience and 8 years running Scalpay View B&B the opening of the smokehouse was a logical progression after perfecting the art of hot smoking salmon for his B&B guests. The business is a relatively new star…
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Where you'll be

You will visit the external workings of the smokehouse and a tour outside the kitchen. Also we will have a talk about the smoking processes. Canapes and drinks in the lounge of our B&B overlooking the sea loch and Isle of Scalpay. Might be outside on good weather days. Look out for the resident otters. Due to strict food hygiene practice, there will be no access inside the kitchen area or smokehouse. Don't worry this won't detract from the tour.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 65 reviews.

Nicole
March 2020
This was such a great experience and we couldn’t recommend it more! It was incredibly unique, John is highly knowledgeable, friendly and is an amazing chef! His smoked salmon is out of this world, along with the different ways he creatively prepared it. Johns story of how he got into smoking salmon is interesting, and you can tell how passionate and excited he is to be doing this. He cares a lot about the details of his process and the salmon and that shows. Overall, we learned a ton, got a glimpse into something unique, and got to taste some AMAZING smoked salmon. Highly recommend!
This was such a great experience and we couldn’t recommend it more! It was incredibly unique, John is highly knowledgeable, friendly and is an amazing chef! His smoked salmon is ou…
Jake
March 2020
I would highly recommend visiting John. This was an incredibly informative, enjoyable, and tasty experience. For anyone spending time on or near Skye, this is a must
Diane
March 2020
Highly recommended. Experience yes, of this small smoke house and explained all the processes to make the salmon really special. Followed by the home prepared tasting treats which were extremely delicious. Great day !
Hazel
February 2020
We really enjoyed the tour and tasting, would highly recommend. Tour of kitchen and smokehouse with detailed explanation of process. Yummy tasting, very fresh and paired with a smoky tea. John has very clearly done his research and is very passionate about his product.
We really enjoyed the tour and tasting, would highly recommend. Tour of kitchen and smokehouse with detailed explanation of process. Yummy tasting, very fresh and paired with a sm…
Maurice
February 2020
What an enjoyable visit to skye only smokehouse. John was a great host, showing us how he does all the hot smoking. Almost forgot to mention his cooking skills and the tasting we had was absolutely brilliant
Scott
February 2020
A thoroughly excellent experience all-round. John's knowledge, skill and attention to detail is fantastic, as is his willingness to share his passion. Couldn't recommend this experience enough!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

If you have a fish allergy it is sadly suggested not book the tour due to allergy risks.
Please pre-plan your trip so not to arrive late as other guests may be waiting. Tour last around 1 hour

What to bring

Umbrella

Flat shoes