2019 Shortlist

The 2019 finalists are:

Most Successful Product from the 2018 Awards

  • Hungry Squirrel- Savoury Product Range
  • rora dairy – Little Yogurt Pots (foodservice)
  • Summerhouse Drinks – St Clement’s
  • Balvenie St. Ice Cream – Luxury Single Malt Whisky Ice Cream in 3 Casks of Character

Best Retail Product (Small Businesses)

  • Kingsgate Preserves – Preserves Range – Aromatic Raspberry; Balsamic Fig; Plum & PX
  • rora dairy – Scottish Blueberry Yogurt
  • VegCo – Sweet Chilli Jam

Best Retail Product (Medium Businesses)

  • Speyside Specialities – Chilli Black Pudding
  • Summerhouse Drinks – Winter Spice
  • Summerhouse Drinks – Walter Gregor’s Mixers Gift Pack
  • The Kindness Bakery – Oatcake Range (175g) – Mealie; Mature Cheddar Cheese; Chilli

Best Retail Product (Large)

  • Associated Seafoods Ltd – Scottish Speybay Sweetcure Smoked Salmon
  • Dean’s – Steven Brown Art All Butter Shortbread Gift Tins range – Angus McCoo; Francie & Josie McZoo; Lizzie McCoo
  • Dean’s – Luxury Shortbread Gift Tins range (150g) – Sour Cherry & Dark Chocolate; Gin, Lime & Juniper; Strawberry & Pink Peppercorn
  • Dean’s – Tesco Finest Spiced Apple Crumble Shortbread
  • Joseph Robertson (Aberdeen) Ltd – Co-op Gluten Free Battered Scottish Haddock Fillets
  • Mackie’s of Scotland – Mango & Passion Fruit Real Dairy Ice Cream

Best Brewed Product (Retail, Foodservice)

  • Brew Toon – Craft Beer Range – The Jail Ale (Red Ale); M’ango Unchained (Mango IPA); Ship Launch (Brut IPA)
  • six°north – Omnium
  • six°north – Peloton
  • Spey Valley Brewery – Spey’s Software
  • Spey Valley Brewery – Winter Sunshine
  • Windswept Brewing Co Ltd – Hurricane IPA

Best Distilled Product (Retail, Foodservice)

  • El:gin – Coirce Oat Vodka
  • Esker Spirits – Esker Silverglas Gin
  • Glen Garioch Distillery – Glen Garioch Vintage 2007, Cask 57
  • Lost Loch Spirits Ltd – eeNoo
  • Raven Spirits Limited – Hrafn Gin – Thought & Memory
  • The House of Botanicals- Old Tom Gin; Maple Gin

Best Foodservice Product

  • Mackintosh of Glendaveny Ltd – Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil Infused with Basil
  • Macphie Ltd – Vegan-Certified Cake Mix and Frosting Range – Chocolate and Plain
  • rora dairy – Scottish Strawberry, Scottish Raspberry, Scottish Blueberry Yogurt (1kg)

Best Young Business

  • Brew Toon
  • Esker Spirits
  • Hungry Squirrel
  • Keith Brewery Ltd
  • The Teasmith Spirit Company

Investing in Skills Development

  • Associated Seafoods Ltd
  • Farmlay Eggs

Food & Drink Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Christopher Leigh – John Ross Jr (Aberdeen) Ltd
  • Adam Elan-Elmegirab – The House of Botanicals

Best Food & Drink Tourism Experience

  • Aberdeenshire Highland Beef – Food and Farm Experience
  • Glen Garioch Distillery – Glen Garioch Distillery
  • Gordon Castle Walled Garden Café – Gordon Castle Walled Garden Café
  • Mackie’s of Scotland – Mackie’s 19.2
  • Windswept Brewing Co Ltd – Windswept Tap Room

Export Business of the Year

  • Associated Seafoods Ltd
  • Keith Brewery Ltd
  • Mackie’s of Scotland
  • The House of Botanicals

Innovation Award

  • Blackford Craft Distillery – Holistic Environment Centred Approach to Business
  • Brew Toon – Vanilla Nitro Stout – The Dark Nite
  • Deeside Distillery – Hand-Crafted Ready to Drink Kegged Cocktails
  • Farmlay Eggs – In-Line Pallet/Tray Washing Operation
  • Forest Farm – Organic Dairy – Scotland’s 1st Milk Vending Machine
  • Mackintosh of Glendaveny Ltd – Production Process Monitored and Controlled by PLC Computer Systems
  • Macphie Ltd – Vegan-Certified Cake
  • VegCo – Renewable Powered Business Model

You can download a copy of the shortlisted companies contact details:

NES Food and Drink Awards Shortlist Company Contact Details 2019

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