Awards suc­cess

The Galloway News - - DISTRICT NEWS - Stu­art Gille­spie

Two Ste­wartry firms are cel­e­brat­ing suc­cess at the Craft Butcher Awards.

Alan Cal­dow, boss of J Hall & Sons in Kirkcud­bright, won gold for his sliced sausage, gold for his pork and chive sausage then sil­ver for his pork, chilli and leek sausages.

Scott Car­son, owner of T H Car­son in Dal­beat­tie, en­tered their pork, sage, ap­ple and onion sausages; pork, fen­nel, gar­lic and chilli sausage; and their pork, gin­ger and spring onion sausages; and was de­lighted to learn that they had picked up a gold and two sil­ver awards.

The sausages were sub­mit­ted for grilling by the ex­perts at an eval­u­a­tion held at Forth Val­ley Col­lege last month. And the re­sults were re­vealed at the Craft Butch­ers re­gional meet­ing in Ren­frew.

The event, spon­sored by McAus­land Craw­ford and the Dales­man Group, at­tracted an en­try of 276 from all over the coun­try.

Jill Bartlett, of The Dales­man Group, said: “Bri­tons ate an ex­tra 25 mil­lion sausages over the past year with spe­cial­ity sausages un­doubt­edly a key driver in the re­vival of the great Bri­tish banger.

“Fam­i­lies are seek­ing ar­ti­san gourmet in­gre­di­ents as well as health­ier op­tions, in­clud­ing low fat and leaner pro­teins, from their lo­cal craft butch­ers.”

Paul Boyle, pres­i­dent of the Scot­tish Craft Butch­ers, added: “All butch­ers think we make the best prod­ucts but it is not un­til you pitch them against oth­ers that you find out just how good they re­ally are.

“To win awards in this eval­u­a­tion is a great honour for the re­cip­i­ents be­cause the stan­dards are high and, by high­light­ing the best avail­able, this serves as an im­por­tant sign­post for sausage lovers on the quest for the best.”

Pre­sen­ta­tion Alan Cal­dow, cen­tre, Tyee Wright, cen­tre left, and John McNally, of J Hall & Sons, re­ceiv­ing the awards from com­pe­ti­tion spon­sors David Lan­g­ley, left, of Dales­man, and Robert Wat­son, right, of McAus­land Craw­ford.

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