Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards Results

Scottish retail food and drink awards

Award winning Scottish products

The winners of the inaugural Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards 2021 have been announced celebrating the vast array of quality food and drink products locally produced in Scotland.

Entries came from hundreds of food and drink producers who were keen to get listings in Scottish retail outlets.

53 Scottish products ranging from small independent producers to large scale producers have been deemed worthy of a Scottish Retail Food & Drink Award.

Six Scottish products have been recognised with a Platinum award:

• Small Producer – Thule Ventus, Salt Cod Pate from Shetland Islands
• Small Producer – Lunun Gin, Lunun Gin from Fife
• Large Producer – Mackie’s of Scotland, Traditional Dairy Ice Cream from Aberdeenshire
• Large Producer – GM Spirits, Edinburgh Rum
• Own Label – Aldi, Specially Selected Steak & Ale Pie
• Own Label – Aldi, 12 Year Old Speyside Scotch Whisky

The Platinum awards were chosen from the overall category finalists. These products have been deemed by the judges as having ‘absolutely outstanding quality’.

Scottish retail food and drink awards

Scottish Retail Food and Drink Awards director, Antony Begley, said:

“We were delighted to see so many fantastic Scottish food and drink producers take part in the awards which have one very simple goal: to get more of Scotland’s fantastic food and drink products onto more Scottish retail shelves.

“The Scottish Retail Food and Drink Awards were created not only to help producers secure listings but to help retailers unearth fantastic Scottish products to stock in their stores.

“With interest in locally, regionally and nationally sourced products arguably higher than ever among Scottish retailers and consumers, this is a fantastic time to win a Scottish Retail Food and Drink Award. I would like to congratulate all of the winners on their brilliant achievement.”

Helen Lyons, Scottish Retail Food and Drink Awards co-founder, added:

“Congratulations to all of our winners and in particular to the Platinum award winners. Looking at the range and diversity of the winning products and the companies and top brands that have entered, the quality, standard and innovation has not disappointed.

“Our goal has always been to get more Scottish food and drink products onto more Scottish shelves and it has been great to see the high standard of entries this year. Receiving a Scottish Retail Food and Drink Award is a stamp of excellence. We look forward to seeing many of the winning products gaining new listings in Scottish retail stores over the coming months.”

Scottish retail food and drink awards

Full winners list from 2021 Scottish Retail Food and Drink Awards

By region:

Edinburgh
Aye Pickled, Kimchi Hot Sauce
Cairns Exclusive Drinks Company, Cairns Scotch Whisky Liqueur
Hemisphere Brands, Magnum Cream Liqueur
GM Spirits, Edinburgh Rum

Fife
The Farmer’s Son, Scottish Black Pudding Slices
Growers Garden, Growers Garden Broccoli Chips – Cheese
Lunun Gin, Lunun Gin

Aberdeenshire
Big Beefy’s Biltong, Original Beef Biltong
Mackie’s of Scotland, Traditional Real Dairy Ice Cream

Falkirk
Tilly Confectionery, Malt Whisky Tablet
Tilly Confectionery, Mrs Tilly’s Scottish Tablet Popcorn

Shetland Islands
Thule Ventus, Salt Cod Pate
Uradale Farm, Beef Sassermaet

Highlands
Isle of Skye Sea Salt Co, Pure Sea salt Crystals
Badachro Distillery, Dancing Puffin Vodka

East Lothian
Spice Pots, Korma Spice Pot
Cushiedoos Drink Better, Cushiedoos

Angus
Sarah Gray’s, Raspberry Jam
Bothy Trading, Gin Bothy Gunshot Infused Gin –

Glasgow
McGhee’s Bakery, Hand Crafted Ginger Marmalade Slice

Dunfermline
Wee Tea Company, Rhubarb Rooibos

Dumfries & Galloway
Five Kingdoms Brewery, Dark Storm Stout

East Ayrshire
Mossgiel Organic Farm, Mossgiel Organic Whole Milk

Renfrewshire
Hawkhead Whisky Smoked, Whisky Smoked Black Garlic Salt

FOOD
Bakery
• McGhee’s Bakery, Hand Crafted Ginger Marmalade Slice – Glasgow

Biltong & Jerky​
• Big Beefy’s Biltong, Original Beef Biltong – Aberdeenshire

Biscuits
• Aldi, Specially Selected Oatcake Bites – Lockerbie Cheddar
• Aldi, Specially Selected Orkney Caramel Shortbread

Cheese
• Aldi, Specially Selected Scottish Vintage Cheddar

Chocolate, Confectionery & Tablet
• Lidl GB, Caulder’s Confectionery Scottish Macaroon
• Tilly Confectionery, Malt Whisky Tablet – Falkirk

Dairy
• Aldi, Specially Selected Jersey Milk
• Mossgiel Organic Farm, Mossgiel Organic Whole Milk – East Ayrshire

Fish
• Aldi, Ginger, Chilli & Lime Infused Scottish Salmon Fillets
• Thule Ventus, Salt Cod Pate – Shetland Islands

Hot Beverages – Tea & Tisanes
• Wee Tea Company, Rhubarb Rooibos – Dunfermline
• Thompson’s Family Tea, Thompson’s Scottish Blend

Ice Cream
• Mackie’s of Scotland, Traditional Real Dairy Ice Cream – Aberdeenshire

Meats – Burgers & Sausages
• Aldi, Specially Selected Scotch Aberdeen Angus Dry Aged Steak Burger
• Uradale Farm, Beef Sassermaet – Shetland Islands
• Kin & Kind, Hellbent Chakalaka

Meats – Haggis, Black & White Pudding
• Aldi, Specially Selected Black Pudding
• The Farmer’s Son, Scottish Black Pudding Slices – Fife

Meats – Steak
• Aldi, Specially Selected Scotch Aberdeen Angus Ribeye Steak, 36 Days Matured

Plant Based
• The Russian Food Company, Galette Goodness – Wild Mushroom & Spinach

Quiches, Pasties, Pies
• Aldi, Specially Selected Steak & Ale Pie
• McColgan’s Quality Foods, Goats Cheese & Caramelised Red Onion Quiche

Ready Meals & Accompaniments
• Aldi, Specially Selected Chicken Balmoral
• Wilson’s Country, You Say Potato Fresh Cut Chips

Salt
• Hawkhead Whisky Smoked, Whisky Smoked Black Garlic Salt – Renfrewshire
• Isle of Skye Sea Salt Co, Pure Sea salt Crystals – Highlands

Snacks
• Growers Garden, Growers Garden Broccoli Chips – Cheese – Fife
• Tilly Confectionery, Mrs Tilly’s Scottish Tablet Popcorn – Falkirk

Spice Mixes
• Spice Pots, Korma Spice Pot – East Lothian

Store Cupboard Products
• Aldi, Specially Selected Sundried Tomato, Lentil & Smoked Paprika Soup
• Aye Pickled, Kimchi Hot Sauce – Edinburgh
• Sarah Gray’s, Raspberry Jam – Angus

Innovation Award
• Dr Heff’s, Remarkable Mints

DRINK
Cold Beverages
• Cushiedoos Drink Better, Cushiedoos – East Lothian

Gold Winners
Beer
• Aldi, Anti Establishment IPA
• Aldi Rubus Grapefruit IPA
• Five Kingdoms Brewery, Dark Storm Stout – Dumfries & Galloway

Gin
• Aldi, Toradh Scottish Rhubarb and Ginger Gin
• Aldi, Eidyn Scottish Botanical Gin
• Bothy Trading, Gin Bothy Gunshot Infused Gin – Angus
• Lunun Gin, Lunun Gin – Fife

Liqueurs
• Cairns Exclusive Drinks Company, Cairns Scotch Whisky Liqueur – Edinburgh
• Hemisphere Brands, Magnum Cream Liqueur – Edinburgh

Other Spirits
• Aldi, 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Whisky
• Badachro Distillery, Dancing Puffin Vodka – Highlands
• GM Spirits, Edinburgh Rum – Edinburgh

 

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