Our 2023 shortlist

Tasted Categories

Artisan Product of the Year (sponsored by CalMac)


Premium cold pressed organic rapeseed oil

Belhaven Smokehouse

Charcoal smoked salmon

Brose Oats

Brose Original Style

Angels Dare Cocktails

Secret Orchard

Salar Smokehouse Ltd.

Flaky Smoked Salmon


Bakery Product of the Year (sponsored by Scottish Bakers)

Clootie McToot Ltd

Apple pear and cinnamon clootie dumpling

Stockan's Oatcakes Ltd

Orkney Heritage Bere Barley chilli and cheese oatcakes

Lazy Day Foods

Mini Vic the Vegan Caterpillar Cake


Beer & Cider Product of the Year (sponsored by The Union)

The Wee Scottish Cider Company

Seidear, Champagne Method cider from Scottish castle gardens

Heather Ale Ltd/ Williams Brothers

Orange Ginger Beer




Confectionery Product of the Year

Fetcha Chocolates

Campbeltown Distilleries Collection

Ross's of Edinburgh Ltd

Ross's Butter Tablet Highland Cow Gift Box


Chloe’s Signature Collection

Braemar Chocolate Shop

Spirit of Scotland selection

Mademoiselle Macaron

French Macarons


Dairy Product of the Year (sponsored by Levercliff)

Mackie's of Scotland

Strawberry Swirl

Mossgiel Organic Farm

Mossgiel Organic Milk

Graham's The Family Dairy

Skyr Pouches

Graham's The Family Dairy

Kefir Yogurts


Distilling Product of the Year - White Spirits (sponsored by NSD Labels)

North Uist Distillery Co.

Downpour Scottish Dry Gin

Muckle Brig

Lind & Lime Gin

Isle of Barra Distillers Co.

Barra Atlantic Gin


Distilling Product of the Year - Dark Spirits (sponsored by New Town Partnership)

Stravaig Spirits

Tri Carragh

Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky 

Black Bull 12 Year Old blended Scotch whisky

Cabezon Beverage

Ron Cabezon


Fish & Seafood Product of the Year (sponsored by Seafood Scotland)

St. James Smokehouse (Scotland) Ltd.

Smoked Salmon Pure Royal Filet

Belhaven Smokehouse

Belhaven Cured Cold Smoked Salmon

Bakkafrost Scotland

Native Hebridean Scottish Salmon

Campbells Prime Meat (Meat, Fish & Deli)

Orkney Hand Dived Scallops


WeeCOOK Fishwife Pie


Free From Award (sponsored by Studio LR)

Beastly Brews

Panther M*lk

Nudie Snacks 

Cauliflower Crisps

Tilly Confectionery Ltd

Mrs Tilly's Vegan Original Fudge 150g

Angelic Free From Ltd

Safetylicious Oat Squares


Healthier Choice Product of the Year (sponsored by The Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen)

Genius Brewing

Gen!us India Pale Ale

Graham's The Family Dairy

Kefir Yogurts

The Prebiotic Company Ltd.

ió fibrewater

Scottish Honeyberry Growers

Freeze Dried Honeyberries

Aye Pickled



Meat Product of the Year

Great Glen Charcuterie

Green Pepper Venison Salami

Simon Howie Foods

Black Label Gastro Burger

Highland Meats a division of Dunbia (UK)

Angus 1808 Dry Aged Cote de Boeuf

East Coast Cured

Black Garlic & Oloroso Sherry Salami

Hugh Black & Sons Ltd

Traditional Haggis


Scotch Brand Product of the Year (sponsored by QMS)

Hugh Black & Sons Ltd

Ribeye Fillet Steak

Hugh Black & Sons Ltd

Scotch Lamb Valentine Steak

John Gilmour Butchers

Tweed Valley 35 day dry aged Cote de boeuf

Campbells Prime Meat Ltd

Scotch lamb Valentine Steaks


Soft Drinks Product of the Year

Shibui Tea

Tropical Green

The Prebiotic Company Ltd.

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Kilduff Farm

Kilduff Farm Sweet Apple juice


Original Lemonaidan


Snacks & Accompaniments Product of the Year

Aye Pickled

Kimchi Hot Sauce

Findlaters Fine Foods

Wilted Spinach and Ricotta Dip with Roasted Cashew nuts

Schoolyard Chillies

Chocolate Chilli Pretzels

The Drinks Bakery

Drinks Biscuits - Mature Cheddar, Smoked Chilli & Almond

Galloway Lodge Ltd

Spicy Pear Chutney


Business Categories


Best for Scottish - Independent (sponsored by NFU Mutual)

Cafe St Honore

John Gilmour Butchers

Mharsanta Restaurant & Bar



Best for Scottish - Multiple (sponsored by Palletforce)

Scotmid Co-Operative

Asda Stores Ltd

Hugh Black & Sons



Employer of the Year (sponsored by The Grocer)



Lazy Day Foods

Clootie McToot Ltd


Primary Producer of the Year (sponsored by SRUC)

Deer Manor Gourmet Mushrooms

Angus Soft Fruits


Regional Food and Drink Award (sponsored by Drac Logistics)


Outer Hebrides Tourism

Eat SW Scotland

Salar Smokehouse Ltd

Highland Food and Drink Trail Ltd


Sustainability Award (sponsored by Dentons)

Highland Spring Group

Mackie's of Scotland

Albert Bartlett & Sons (Airdrie) Ltd

Angus Soft Fruits


Young Talent (sponsored by FDFS & SDS)

Albert Bartlett - Rebecca Letham

A&D Hunter - Nia Hunter

Quaker - Aimee Scott

Tabrifics Ltd - Johnathan Livingstone Laing