More than 200 products scoop awards
SCOTTISH producers had plenty to celebrate when the Great Taste Awards 2020 were announced, with 294 different entries picking up prizes.
Following independent judging from a panel of experts, top Scottish performers for this year’s awards included 3-star winners Whisky Smoked Black Garlic Sea Salt from Hawkhead Whisky Smoked in Crookston; Jaffy’s Mallaig Kippers from J. Lawrie & Sons in Mallaig; and Orkney Akvavit from the Orkney Gin Company.
All producers that picked up a Great Taste Award will now be able to display the awards programme’s logo on packs.
This month, those Scottish producers that have picked up a Great Taste Award could be in the running for a further accolade, when competition organiser the Guild of Fine Foods unveils regional winners and the Great Taste 2020 Supreme Champion.
The regional winners and overall champion will be revealed during a virtual Great Taste Golden Fork awards event.
A spokesperson for the Great Taste Awards 2020 said: “This year’s winners have been found through a combination of remote judging and socially distanced judging sessions, after the lockdown began just one week into the schedule.
“This necessitated a swift and comprehensive reinvention of the Great Taste process to ensure that robust judging standards were maintained and the quality of feedback was not compromised, all in time to provide a much-needed boost for food and drink producers during the all-important Christmas period.”