Best Scottish Speciality
Best Scottish Speciality goes to one of a kind
The Great Taste Golden Fork for Best Scottish Speciality has been presented to J Lawrie & Sons of Mallaig, Inverness-shire for Jaffys Mallaig Kippers which are made in the only working traditional kipper yard remaining in Mallaig. Safely in the hands of the third generation of the same family, Jaffys Mallaig Kippers has a long history which combines community, culture, food and family. Judges commented that “these kippers are succulent, carefully judged in the smoking and superb in texture and flavour”.
A secret recipe is used to ‘pickle’ the herrings which are chosen at the quayside by Jeff Lawrie; a man who can pick a great herring from a good one. Each fish is split, pickled and then gently and slowly smoked in a traditional brick built kiln. Only oak shavings, from old sherry casks, are used and this detail and the artisanal skill of the craftsman smoker create kippers which are succulent and full of character.
Out of 10,000 products entered into Great Taste 2014, Jaffys Mallaig Kippers were awarded their honour at the Great Taste Golden Forks Dinner on September 8th, where over 300 guests from the world of fine food gathered to hear the results of many months of judging.
Contact: J Lawrie & Sons 01687 462222 www.jaffys.co.uk
The Best Scottish Speciality was sponsored by Scotland Food & Drink and also nominated this year was a Great Taste 3-star Gigot of Lamb from Annanwater in St Anna, Lockerbie and a Great Taste 3-star Smoked Salmon from Uig Lodge, from Uig, Stornaway on the Isle of Lewis.