Can St. James Smokehouse win again?
Grieg Seafood, Moray Seafoods, Loch Fyne Oysters and St. James Smokehouse are among the 53 finalists for the 2011 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards, the Scottish government announced on Tuesday.
The winners of the 15th annual awards will be unveiled during a ceremony at the Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel in Scotland on 26 May. There are a total of 16 categories.
The four finalists in the Fish & Seafood category are Grieg Seafood Hjaltland UK Ltd. for its Wild Waters Smoked Salmon & Gravadlax, Moray Seafoods Ltd. for its Shellfish & Seafood Range, Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd. for its Loch Fyne Citrus & Black Pepper Infused Scottish Smoked Salmon, and St. James Smokehouse for its St. James Scotch Reserve Smoked Salmon Range. Last year, Grieg Seafood’s Wildwaters Smoked Salmon range won the Fish & Seafood category.
St. James Smokehouse is fresh off a victory at the International Boston Seafood Show’s Seafood Excellence Awards last month, where it captured the best new retail product for its St. James Scotch Reserve Smoked Salmon infused with Hendricks Scottish Gin and Tonic.
The company is also a finalist in the International Business of the Year category and in the Foodservice category for its Innovatively Flavoured Hot Smoked & Cold Smoked Salmon.
Also nominated are Lossie Seafoods Ltd. in the International Business of the Year category, Macrae Edinburgh Ltd. in the Environmental Sustainability category, the Scottish Salmon Producers Organization in the Profiting Through Skills category, and Waterfront Bar & Seafood Restaurant in the Food Tourism category.
Last year, Lossie Seafoods won the Foodservice category for its catering smoked salmon packs.