Golden Boost for Perthshire Preserves at The Original World Marmalade Championships
Perthshire Preserves are celebrating after scooping a gold award at the recent World Original Marmalade Awards in Cumbria.
Their orange marmalade with Deanston 12 year old malt whisky impressed a prestigious panel of judges and scored top marks on appearance, colour, consistency, aroma and flavour.
The champion preserve makers, Iain McKenzie and Kate Thornhill also won silver for two other marmalades, lemon, lime and passionfruit and their pink grapefruit and ginger.
The artisan producers faced tough competition from marmalade makers around the world. Over 2,600 jars of marmalade from as far afield as Australia, India, Denmark, Japan, USA and New Zealand, were entered into the competition.
Iain and Kate started Perthshire Preserves in 2010 and since then the popular company has gone on to win a number of prestigious awards including……..
They are familiar faces at farmers markets throughout Scotland and also supply a number of ……hotels and toursit attrctions including Gleneagles Hotel and Cameron House and Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye.
Iain & Kate said they were delighted to win the award: “This is a golden award
for us in more ways than one! We’ve got our preserve pans at the ready to
Awards and Festival organiser Jane Hasell-McCosh said: “The standard of
the competition this year has been outstanding and congratulations to
Perthshire Preserves on their award and I am delighted that the awards
continues to grow with more and more entries each year. When I started this
competition 11 years ago my aim was to preserve the art of marmalade
making and raise the quality of marmalade worldwide and I think in the last 11
years with the help of a growing army of small artisan producers we have
saved and celebrated one of our great British traditions.” I truly believe we
have a ‘Renaissance in Marmalade Making’ and would like to congratulate
and thank each and every marmalade maker for making this possible.
The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival boasts the sponsorship
backing of some of the most famous names in marmalade – Paddington,
Mackays, and Fortnum & Mason. The event’s 2016 charity beneficiaries are
Hospice at Home, Action Medical Research and Marie Curie in Scotland. To
date those golden pots of marmalade have raised over £150,000 for charity
with the aim of raising £200,000!
Further information can be found on the Perthsire Preserves Website