The Fife-based distillery wowed judges at the Great Taste awards with its 1992 Raspberry Liqueur, picking up the Golden Fork from Scotland prize for the best tasting product in Scotland.
Reaching the grand finale of the awards held virtually on Thursday 22nd October, Tayport Distiller’s offering was deemed “delicious, fun and well-made” following the 14 week judging process held remotely and socially distanced. The awards received a whopping 12,777 entries this year, giving judges quite the challenge in an already difficult year.
Tayport Distillery is known far and wide for its fresh fruit-infused liqueurs made from scratch at its site in Fife, located on the outskirts of Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve. Its new Raspberry Liqueur delighted judges with its sweet and succulent overtones conveying a strong sense of nostalgia for the Great Taste judging panel. It was described as tasting “jammy and unctuous, with a finish just long enough to keep your attention and make you want to go back for more.”
The judging panel featured buyers from Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason and Waitrose alongside cooking experts, writers and champions such as Xanthe Clay, Dishoom’s Kavi Thakrar and sustainable food guru Melissa Hemsley.
Among those in the running for the Golden Fork 2020 were fellow Scots, Sarah Gray from Angus for Sarah Gray’s Raspberry Jam and the Shortbread House of Edinburgh for their Pea Green Boat Cheese Sables. Both were named Great Taste 3-Star winners at the awards ceremony today.
The Great Taste Awards took great lengths to adapt their calendar and awards to meet the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, with the intention to stimulate as much support as possible for independent hospitality and retail in anticipation of the difficult months ahead.
A message from the Editor:
Thank you for reading this article. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by Coronavirus impacts our advertisers.
If you haven't already, please consider supporting our trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription.