Mix the potatoes with the whisky and salt. Place approx. 2 tbsp in the raclette pans and top with the cheddar and pickled gherkins. Melt under a raclette grill for approx. 6 mins.
Boil the sugar and water in a wide-bottomed pan without stirring. Reduce the heat and simmer, shaking the pan occasionally until a light brown caramel has formed. Remove the pan from the heat. Add the balsamic and water, cover and continue to simmer the caramel until it has dissolved. Reduce the liquid, uncovered, to half the amount. Add the diced apple and all the other ingredients up to and including the salt, simmer for approx. 10 mins., leave to cool. Place the Brie in the raclette pans and melt under a raclette grill for approx. 5 mins., then top with the Calvados apples.
Stir-fry the chorizo in a frying pan for approx. 5 mins. Remove the chorizo from the pan, add the onion, garlic and paprika to the cooking fat, reduce the heat and stir-fry for approx. 10 mins. Add the chorizo, sugar, vinegar, syrup and chilli, cover and simmer gently for approx. 30 mins. Place the mixture in a food processor, briefly mix, allow to cool. Place the Manchego in the raclette pans and melt under a raclette grill for approx. 6 mins. Top with the chorizo tapenade.