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Food & Drink Products News

7/5/2017
Reids Of Caithness Crowned Scottish Baker Of The Year 2017Thumbnail for article : Reids Of Caithness Crowned Scottish Baker Of The Year 2017
Reids of Caithness has been named Scottish Baker of the Year 2017 at a glittering ceremony hosted by Scottish Bakers, the association that supports and promotes the interests of Scottish bakers across the country.   The baker won the following awards: Morning Roll - National Bronze and Regional Gold Corn Bread - Regional Gold Buttery - National Bronze "We are extremely pleased to be recognised as Scotland's best baker" said Gary Reid "We take our business very seriously and use traditional methods and craftsmen's skills to deliver quality every time.  
Major Expansion at Caithness DistilleryThumbnail for article : Major Expansion at Caithness Distillery
A Caithness distillery has embarked on a major expansion that will boost its turnover and international sales and create at least one new job.   Dunnet Bay Distillery (DBDL) has secured a £64,000 contribution from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) towards the £248,000 development.  
Wick company wants more seaweed harvesters
Wick based New Wave Foods is looking for more seaweed harvesters to help with increasing demand for their products.   New Wave Foods has been sustainably harvesting high-quality seaweed for food over the last six months.  
Wick company on the look out for harvesters to pick a local delicacyThumbnail for article : Wick company on the look out for harvesters to pick a local delicacy
A Wick-based firm aims to expand production this autumn by recruiting casual workers to gather a forgotten food from the wild coasts of Caithness.   New Wave Foods has been sustainably harvesting high-quality seaweed for food over the last six months.  
Dunnet Bay Distillery launches its third Seasonal Rock Rose Gin: The Autumn EditionThumbnail for article : Dunnet Bay Distillery launches its third Seasonal Rock Rose Gin: The Autumn Edition
On 7th October, Dunnet Bay Distillery, the UK's most northerly mainland distillery will launch its third seasonal release.   As with each limited edition in the range, the Autumn Edition features the same base botanicals as the multi award-winning Rock Rose Gin but with some seasonal variations.  
Wave of optimism for Wick seaweed firmThumbnail for article : Wave of optimism for Wick seaweed firm
The first batches of seaweed have been harvested and processed by a new food and drink business in Wick.   New Wave Foods has invested £240,000 at its newly fitted out premises on the Wick Industrial Estate with support of £60,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).  
Crowned The Best Single Malt In The WorldThumbnail for article : Crowned The Best Single Malt In The World
The extraordinary achievement was announced at Whisky Magazine's prestigious World Whiskies Awards, hosted at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London.   Only the world’s most exceptional whiskies were nominated, and with a record number of entries this year leading to tough competition, we have even greater cause to celebrate this accolade! We released our peated 1989 Vintage in September 2015 as the embodiment of Pulteney Distillery’s renowned craftsmanship.  
Discover Holy Grass Vodka - A wonder from the wildernessThumbnail for article : Discover Holy Grass Vodka - A wonder from the wilderness
Hand-crafted in the far North of Scotland, Holy Grass Vodka, is the latest release from the multi-award winning Dunnet Bay Distillery in Caithness.  It features the unusual botanical Holy Grass (or Anthoxanthum nitens ), once discovered on the banks of the nearby Thurso River by Robert Dick.  
New sustainable seaweed company looks to make waves in CaithnessThumbnail for article : New sustainable seaweed company looks to make waves in Caithness
A new food company aims to make good use of a resource that Caithness has in abundance - seaweed.   New Wave Foods has ambitions to become Scotlands leading processor of edible seaweed.  
Celebrations as Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards Winners Announced
New Business Award 2015 Winner: Dunnet Bay Distillers Seventeen businesses across the Highlands, islands and Cairngorms National Park area are celebrating wins from the area's most prestigious food and drink awards.   The awards recognise excellence across a range of businesses from artisan producers and large-scale food exporters to restaurants and farm shops.  
Duke of Rothesay Tours Dunnet Bay DistilleryThumbnail for article : Duke of Rothesay Tours Dunnet Bay Distillery
Today, Friday 31st July 2015, The Duke of Rothesay took a tour of Dunnet Bay Distillery, the thriving Caithness distillery, where husband and wife team, Martin and Claire Murray, handcraft Rock Rose Gin.   This acclaimed gin features botanicals that are hand foraged from local cliffs and forests to create a gin with a unique and award-winning flavour profile.  
Finalists announced for a record-breaking Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards
Thirty-eight businesses across the Highlands, islands and Cairngorms National Park area have been shortlisted for the area's most prestigious food and drink awards.   Finalists ranged from new businesses to established producers; family-run restaurants to Michelin-starred establishments and demonstrated the strength and diversity of food and drink businesses across the region.  
ROCK ROSE GIN FROM CAITHNESS TAKES THE UK BY STORMThumbnail for article : ROCK ROSE GIN FROM CAITHNESS TAKES THE UK BY STORM
Rock Rose Gin, a Scottish craft gin that hails from the most Northerly distillery in mainland Britain, is making waves in the drinks industry, gaining a plethora of awards in the UK and beyond.   The gin, which is hand-distilled at the Dunnet Bay Distillery in Caithness, features botanicals that are hand foraged from local cliffs and forests to create a gin with a unique flavour profile.  
Old Pulteney Launches new Mission for CharityThumbnail for article : Old Pulteney Launches new Mission for Charity
'Angel's Share' of Maritime Malt will help Seafarers in Need.   Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced a new partnership to raise vital funds for the global maritime charity The Mission to Seafarers, the organisation that cares for the world's 1.5 million men and women who face danger each day while working at sea.  
27/10/2014
Annie's Bakery In Caithness Pick Up 2014 Award
The food and drink industry in the Highlands and Islands and within the Cairngorms National Park area has honoured this year's outstanding crop of businesses at its 10th annual awards dinner in Inverness on Friday (24th October 2014).   Over 300 industry representatives were in attendance to see which of the 41 businesses would scoop the 14 awards up for grabs on the evening.  
Gin set to flow from new Caithness micro distilleryThumbnail for article : Gin set to flow from new Caithness micro distillery
Work has now finished at the most northerly gin distillery on mainland Britain with the final piece of equipment - a new still called ‘Elizabeth' – installed in the new custom-built distillery at Dunnet, Caithness.   Husband and wife team Martin and Claire Murray, the founders of Dunnet Bay Distillers have distilled and tested the first batches of Rock Rose gin and full production will be under way in time for the launch of the new micro distillery on the 21 August.  
Major Children's Food Festival Announced for June 2015
A brand new children's food festival will take place in the North Highlands in the summer of 2015 it has been announced.   Created and organised by the North Highland Initiative (NHI) in partnership with Scotland Food & Drink, the festival will take place from 5 and 6 June 2015 and aims to highlight the importance of local food production, how to make great cuisine and good food choices and the variety of career opportunities in food production and service.  
Global buyers to sample Highlands and Islands food and drinkThumbnail for article : Global buyers to sample Highlands and Islands food and drink
Twenty-one food and drink businesses from the Highlands and Islands will attend an unprecedented ‘meet the buyer' event ahead of the Commonwealth Games.   The Showcasing Scotland event is the first large scale event of its type to be run for the Scottish food and drink industry.  
6/6/2014
Growing worldwide demand for Caithness seafood company's produceThumbnail for article : Growing worldwide demand for Caithness seafood company's produce
A Caithness based processor and supplier of locally sourced shellfish is to further expand its premises to help manage the growing worldwide demand for its products.   Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is supporting JPL Shellfish with a grant of £60,000 which will also allow the company to increase its workforce.  
New Caithness distillery just the tonic for 2014Thumbnail for article : New Caithness distillery just the tonic for 2014
The creation of the most northerly distillery on mainland Britain is moving forward as work is due to begin at Dunnet in Caithness.   Dunnet Bay Distillers Ltd are building a new micro gin distillery, using botanicals which will showcase and promote the heritage and provenance of Caithness and the Highlands.