2012 was a hugely successful year for Ramsay of Carluke. We were delighted to pick up four more Q Guild Smithfield Awards to add to our growing collection of accolades. Our Haggis was the star of the show, achieving an amazing 100/100 from the judges!
Other Awards came from the prestigious Great Taste Awards. The Great Taste Awards have been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world’ and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker Prize’. We achieved a total of 6 Awards for our products including a magnificent 3 Star Gold for our Black Pudding. This is the highest award that can be given to any product. Out of all the Black Puddings entered it was the only one awarded to a Black Pudding this year and the first award of that level to ever be awarded to a Scottish Black Pudding. Out of 8807 products entered only 123 achieved a 3 Star Gold.
The Black Pudding was described by the judges as ‘superb, with a perfect texture and beautiful taste’. We also won 5 more Gold Awards for our bacon, bringing the total number of Great Taste Awards we have been awarded to date to 32.
Smoked Back Bacon – the judges said ‘Delicious’.
Smoked Streaky Bacon, Smoked Middle Bacon, Ayrshire Middle Bacon, Ayrshire Streaky Bacon – the judges comments: ‘beautifully tender’, ‘very good taste’, ‘smoke taste is perfect’, ‘a good cure’, ‘pleasing on the pallet’.