Food & Drink Products News
Highlands and Islands. With a total of 15 award categories recognising a range of diverse businesses from best products to food and drink experiences and outstanding retailers, the winners represent the cream of the crop.
SHORE INVITES TV's CHERRY HEALEY AND BBC INSIDE THE FACTORY TO SEAWEED HARVEST IN WICK TV's Cherry Healey has paid a visit to Wick-based SHORE as part of a BBC Inside The Factory vegan special. Cherry worked with SHORE'S Peter Elbourne and a team of local harvesters to collect and learn about different types of seaweed.
New Wave Foods Ltd has successfully secured new six-figure investment from its biggest shareholders to progress the production of its high-quality Scottish seaweed, expand its SHORE range of products and create exciting new ranges to boost UK retail listings. Since launching its 100% sustainable seaweed snack range a year ago, the Wick-based food firm's super-grain chips have become the biggest selling non-potato bagged snack in existing regional supermarket listings (Neilson data).
Since launching its 100% sustainable seaweed snack range a year ago, the Wick-based food firm's super-grain chips have become the biggest selling non-potato bagged snack in existing regional supermarket listings (Neilson data). They've recently gained new listings with Morrisons, Holland & Barrett and Booths1.
Dunnet Bay Distillers to expand and create jobs with HIE support. Dunnet Bay Distillers Ltd is owned by local husband and wife team, Claire and Martin Murray and has secured up to £180,200 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) for the project.
The finalists of the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards 2022 have been announced, as the Awards return after a two-year break. The Awards, now in their 17th year, are delivered by a steering group, including John Scott (Fearn Farm), Marian Armitage (Shetland Food and Drink), Sam Faircliff (Cairngorm Brewery) and Douglas Hardie (Bad Girl Bakery).
A Wick based superfood company has just scooped the top prize for its unique snacks. SHORE The Scottish Seaweed Co.
With Scottish Bakers members out in force for their annual conference in Glasgow, the baker was presented their prize by Scottish Bakers' Ambassador Mich Turner MBE. He said, "With nearly 500 products from 57 bakers entered and with each product assessed for appearance, the quality of the bake and taste, Reids of Caithness should be very proud of their success.
Scottish Baker of the Year 2022/3 shortlist announced and Reid's of Caithness is in the running Reid’s of Caithness of Thurso has made it to the shortlist of the 10th Scottish Baker of the Year Awards following the annual judging day held in Dunfermline earlier this month. With Scottish Bakers members each asked to put forward 10 of their star products to be taste tested by some 55 industry experts - nearly 500 products from 57 bakers were delivered for the judges to assess for appearance, the quality of the bake and taste.
Dunnet Bay Distillers has submitted a planning application to Highland Council asking permission to refurbish a 200 year-old mill and surrounding land at Castletown, near its headquarters. The Caithness company produce the Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka brands and took over the mill last year.
SCDI Highlands & Islands Chair's Award for Outstanding Business Achievement was won for 2021 by Dunnet Bay Distillers. Going from strength to strength Dunnet Bay Distillers have grown to add another still, shop and to cater for the growing number of tourists visiting via the North Coast 500 route.
SHORe the Scottish Seaweed Company (SHORE), the trading name of the Alness based seaweed processing company New Wave Foods Ltd, has expanded its product range having secured a £1.7million finance package. The company has one of its bases at the industrial estate near Wick airport.
The national awards programme which celebrates excellence in Scottish gin has revealed the names of the best gins made in Scotland this year, as part of its 3rd annual competition. The Scottish Gin Awards revealed the winners last night following a rigorous judging process involving 30 leading experts from across the UK, the assessment of 104 written entries and the blind tasting of 173 gins, all distilled in Scotland.
Local food and drink businesses are celebrating after being named finalists in the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards (HIFAD) 2019. HIFAD celebrate passion, quality and innovation throughout the region.
The UK's most northerly mainland distillery, Dunnet Bay Distillers, is scouring the UK for exceptional artwork to feature in its debut exhibition, ‘Inspired by Gin'. The distillery will play host to the exhibition from December 2019 - March 2020 at its new Visitor Centre, which is a VisitScotland 5 Star Visitor Attraction and a centre for food and drink, culture and heritage tourism.
Reids Bakery of Thurso did their customers proud at the weekend by taking home a top prize in the Scottish Baker of the Year 2019/20 competition. The bakery was awarded: Strawberry Tart - Regional Silver Brown Bread - Regional Gold Buttery - Special Silver.
This May, Dunnet Bay Distillers, will launch a new permanent addition to its portfolio - Holy Grass Vodka - Cold Brew Coffee Edition. This delicious coffee flavoured vodka has been created in partnership with Glasgow based, the Ovenbird Coffee Roasters.
Thanks to the votes of their customers and following a rigorous day of judging by some 50 of the industry's top professionals, Reids Bakery of Thurso, Caithness has been shortlisted for a prize in the Scottish Baker of the Year 2019/20 competition. "With over 8000 customer votes and in excess of 30,000 individual products votes, for goods baked by the best bakers in the country, Reids Bakery can be very proud of having made it this far" said Head Judge Robert Ross.
Uniquely Refreshing Pink Grapefruit Gin. This Month, Scotland's most northerly mainland distillery, Dunnet Bay, is announcing the launch of a new gin, set to become a permanent part of its portfolio.
KICKING OF WITH THE CLOOTIE DUMPLING GIN. The UK's most northerly mainland distillery, Dunnet Bay Distillers, has announced the launch of a new Creative Collection Series.