Produce Awards 2018: Scotland regional judging

The Scotland regional delicious. Produce Awards 2018 judging in association with Fisher & Paykel, was hosted at The Perth Show on Friday the 3rd of August.

The expert team of judges taste-tested their way through all the fabulous shortlisted products (see the bottom of the age), from the region, in this year’s Produce Awards.

A huge thank you to ALL the producers who entered and who’ve made it as far as the shortlist.

Produce Awards 2018: Scotland regional judging

Which products are going through to the national final?

10 products were selected by the judges to go forward to the national final in October, to be held at London’s Borough Market, and these are:

  1. Dunnet Bay Distillers Holy Grass Vodka
  2. Skipness Smokehouse Traditional Cold Smoked Salmon
  3. Skipness Smokehouse Undyed Smoked Haddock
  4. Deverick Dairy Fet Like
  5. Ardross Farm Shop Grass-Fed Beef Ribeye Steak
  6. Charles Mcleod Sornaway Black Pudding
  7. Mr C’s Hand-crafted Pies Mutton with Capers and
  8. Mr C’s Hand-crafted Pies Traditional Pork Pie
  9. Heather Hills Farm Scottish Raspberry Jam and
  10. Heather Hills Farm Scottish Heather Honey

The judges

Fiona Burrell – Co-principal of Leith’s School of Food & Wine 1991-1995, the author/co-author of numerous books, who set up the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School in 2009.

Sue Lawrence – Winner of BBC’s Masterchef in 1991, who writes a regular column for Scotland on Sunday, as well as and was one of the food experts on STV’s ‘The Hour.’

Mark Heirs – A private chef and consultant, who has worked at the 3 Michelin star Fat Duck, and was a quarter finalist on the first series of BBC’s Masterchef The Professionals in 2008.

Fiona Richmond – Head of Regional Food for Scotland Food & Drink.


The shortlist

Ardross Farm Shop

  • Grass-fed Beef

Charles Macleod Ltd

  • Stornoway Black Pudding

Dunnet Bay Distillers

  • Holy Grass Vodka

Edinburgh Fermentarium 

  • Cracking Kimchi
  • Stoatin Sauerkraut

Galloway Chillies

  • Pure, Dead, Brilliant

Heather Hills Farm

  • Scottish Raspberry Jam
  • Scottish Heather Honey

Mr C’s Hand-Crafted Pies 

  • Mutton with Capers Pie
  • Pork Pie

Skipness Smokehouse 

  • Traditional Cold Smoked Salmon
  • Fish Pie
  • Fish Soup
  • Undyed Smoked Haddock
  • Hot Smoked Salmon
  • Course Smoked Salmon  Pate
  • Whisky-Infused Cold Smoked Salmon
  • Cullen Skink

Devenick Dairy

  • Fet Like

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