Berry Good Ambitions
23rd August 2007
Berry Good is a new Caithness business that is focusing on producing quality fruit flavoured vodka. Using strawberries and raspberries which are infused with a top quality vodka produces a bright coloured drink that's bursting with berriness! Straight Strawberry and Really Raspberry are two flavours which are in production but the business hopes to expand its range of spirits and flavours in the future.
No artificial flavours or colours are used in the production process - just real fruit. The fruit is supplied by established Caithness berry growers George and Patricia Sutherland at Halkirk. Only Scottish berries will be used in production and the majority of which will be sourced locally.
The business is the idea of local Agricultural student, Jill Brown who is on the summer break from SAC Craibstone. Jill noted an increase in this section of the market but was disappointed that so few of the businesses were not based north of the border.
Having 'experimented' in previous years with various ingredients she put this knowledge to use and made a tester batch for family and friends. The response was good and further market research was done and from this Berry Good was born! J A Mackay, Trail St, Thurso will be the first Caithness business to stock the product but Jill hopes that local restaurants, bars and clubs will also be keen to stock the product.
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