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Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards - Short List

12th September 2019

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. It highlights the finest businesses that are helping put the Highlands and Islands on the food and drink map.

One Caithness company in the running.

Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards - Shortlist

BEST DRINK AWARD

BEST BREWED

Glen Spean brewing Co. 'Snowgoose' Craft Premium Lager - West Highland Breweries Ltd T/A Glen Spean Brewing Co

The Windswept Brewing RAF Range: TORNADO, TYPHOON, HURRICANE - Windswept Brewing Co Ltd

WooHa Scotch Ale - WooHa Brewing Company

BEST DISTILLED

Avva Scottish Gin, Avva Navy Strength Gin, Avva Pink Scottish Gin - Avva Scottish Gin

Thompson Bros Organic Highland Gin - Dornoch Distillery Company

Eight Lands Organic Speyside Gin - Glenrinnes Distillery Ltd

Eight Lands Organic Speyside Vodka - Glenrinnes Distillery Ltd

Barra Atlantic Gin - Isle of Barra Distillers

BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN AWARD

Baxters Food Group - Baxters - We Make Super

Scottish Salmon Company - Lochlander - It's About Time

EXPORT AWARD sponsored by XPO Logistics

Dornoch Distillery Company

Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd

Scottish Salmon Company

FOOD AND DRINK BUSINESS GROWTH AWARD sponsored by Johnston Carmichael

Scottish Salmon Company

The Island Smokery

Williamson Foodservice

INDEPENDENT FOOD & DRINK RETAILER OF THE YEAR sponsored by Sharon Leon

Corner on the Square

Kilted Fudge Company Ltd

Wester Hardmuir Fruit Farm

INNOVATION AWARD sponsored by MacRoberts

Green Grow - Aurora Sustainability Group

Left Coast Culture

NEW BUSINESS AWARD

Ben Cruachan Inn

Grantown East: Highland Heritage and Cultural Centre

Nethy House Cafe & Rooms

NEW PRODUCT AWARD

Avva Pink Scottish Gin - Avva Scottish Gin

Holy Grass Vodka: Cold Brew Coffee Edition - Dunnet Bay Distillers

Highland Walking Stick Highland Shooting Stick - Highland Charcuterie and Smokehouse Ltd

Kirkjuvagr Beyla - Honey and Raspberry Old Tom Gin - Orkney Distilling Limited

Sourdough Bread - The Bakery

Oyster Gin Smoked Salmon - Ritchie's of Rothesay

PRIMARY AGRICULTURAL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR sponsored by Be Personnel

Cullisse Partners

Highland Eggs (Scotland) Ltd

Highland Fold Ice Cream

The Really Garlicky Company



SUSTAINABILITY AWARD sponsored by AquaScot

Green Grow - Aurora Sustainability Group

Ncn'ean Distillery

Scottish Salmon Company



YOUNG AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR sponsored by Brook Street

Calum Bennett, Loomshed Hebridean Brewery

Jodie Grierson, Associated Seafoods Ltd

Bailey Hallas, Sligachan Hotel

Ewelina Laguniak, Nessgro

BEST EATERY AWARD

Cafe One One Two

Carron Restaurant

Fortrose cafe

Sligachan Hotel

Stacks Bistro

The Kale Yard at Boath

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR sponsored by MacGregor Industrial Supplies

Boath House Hotel

Gille Brighde Restaurant

Greens Restaurant

Kylesku Hotel

Muckrach Country House Hotel

Sun Dancer

Winners will be revealed at the prestigious awards ceremony at Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness on 15th November hosted by STV presenter Jennifer Reoch. Tickets are available to buy from the HIFAD website.

 

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