Food & Drink Products News
A well rounded article about Wick and Whisky has appeared on the Scotch Whisky blog on www.scotchwhisky.com The article is a short history of the connections between whisky, fishing and the town with some period photos. See it in full at https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/around-the-world/whisky-travel/17411/wick-whisky-and-the-herring-boom/.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.