Meet the producers of some Scotland's finest food and drink at this year's THAIFEX 2017 food and drink tradeshow in Bangkok, 31 May - 4 June 2017.
Scotland is blessed with a fantastic larder of some of the world's finest food and drink produce.
THAIFEX - World of Food Asia, is the largest food and drink trade event in South East Asia. You can meet 14 of Scotland's very best food and drink companies at this year's event in Bangkok, between 31 May and 4 June - at the Scotland Pavilion Hall 4-X25 to 4W-30. Each one is ready to forge new relationships with buyers around the world.
Scottish companies attending THAIFEX 2017
Ashers Bakery Ltd has been baking in the Highlands of Scotland since 1877. The current directors are the great grandsons of the founder and are proud to carry on the tradition of producing delicious bakery products.
As well as supplying its own shops in the Highlands with everyday lines, the company produces a range of attractively packaged cakes including whisky cakes (using single malt whisky), chocolate cakes and liqueur cakes. These delicious cakes have a long shelf life and are packaged in bright tins or cardboard boxes, making them ideal gifts or items for hampers.
Visit the Ashers Bakery website
Black Isle Brewery
Based in the wilds of the Scottish Highlands, Black Isle Brewery is the UK’s leading organic brewery. Black Isle uses only the finest organic malted barley and hops grown on the company’s own farm and other other organic farms, without the use of chemicals - as nature intended.
Black Isle brews a wide range of craft beers in breathtaking surroundings, and even feed the spent brewing grain back to its flock of Hebridean sheep and cows, who supply the company with fresh milk for tea breaks.
Visit the Black Isle Brewery website
The Craft Beer Clan
The Craft Beer Clan is Scotland’s premier export consolidator of craft beers and spirits, currently trading with UAE, Hong Kong, China and South East Asia. Using a collaborative business model, the company was established in 2014 to support and enable Scotland’s smaller producers of craft beer and spirits on route to international markets.
The company works in partnership with over 40 Scottish craft brewers and distillers, including Stewart’s of Edinburgh, Williams Brothers, Deeside Brewhouse and BrewGooder. BrewGooder is produced in partnership with BrewDog - and is a clean water lager which donates its profits to water and well digging projects in Malawi.
The Craft Beer Clan also produces its own Clan Brewing Company 33cl craft bottled beers, matured in regional single malt whisky casks.
The company sources, consolidates and ships to market, giving importers a single point of contact and administration.
Visit the Craft Beer Clan website
Crucial Drinks (The Lost Distillery Company)
Crucial Drinks is an award-winning craft spirits portfolio, offering innovative brand stories and scalability. The company has a portfolio of multi award-winning Scotch whiskies and rum brands. The Lost Distillery Company offers modern interpretations of Scotland’s lost whisky heritage and delivers the first new segment in Scotch for a century.
Based on a royal estate in Scotland, the company sells its rum and Scotch brands in 50 counties across the globe. Established in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, the company has further ambitions to expand more rapidly across Asia through long-term partnerships.
Visit the Crucial Drinks website
Dunnet Bay Distillers
Dunnet Bay Distillers is a small, family-run business, located in the spectacular bay of Dunnet, in the far north of Scotland. The company hand-distills slowly, thoughtfully and passionately, to create its exceptional, award-winning products.
Holy Grass vodka features the unusual botanical Holy Grass (Hierochloe borealis), once discovered on the banks of the nearby Thurso river by Robert Dick, a legendary botanist. A celebration of local produce and ingredients, the spirit is also infused with a carefully crafted vapour of Highland apples and apple juice, to complement the sweetness of the Holy Grass. The result is a delicate and fresh vodka with a creamy smooth finish.
Rock Rose gin gets its wonderful flavour from a carefully selected and assembled creation of local and traditional botanicals. Each one has been meticulously chosen for its flavour and properties to create the perfect taste.
Visit the Dunnet Bay Distillers website
Hebridean Smokehouse is a producer of premium quality smoked salmon and shellfish, with a world-wide reputation for excellence. The smokehouse is located on the beautiful and remote Isle of North Uist and is swept by the cold waters of the North Atlantic.
From this pristine, clean environment, Hebridean Smokehouse harvests the very best Atlantic salmon and gathers the finest shellfish for their unique peat smoked products. Their peat smoked salmon and scallops are sold in some of the world’s finest stores including London, Tokyo and Geneva.
Hebridean Smokehouse products have a very strong Scottish identity and the unique product story, along with the exceptional quality, attracts the attention of gourmets and lovers of fine food. Recently introduced products include a Scotch whisky barrel oak smoked salmon and a beautiful salmon beetroot gravlax.
Visit the Hebridean Smokehouse website
Loch Duart Ltd
The salmon from Loch Duart Ltd is as close in texture and taste to wild salmon as you can get by farming. With sustainability and environmental responsibility at its core, the company’s approach to salmon farming follows natural processes as far as possible, including low-density rearing, minimal intervention and respect for the environment. The result is Scottish salmon of outstanding quality – which is why 65% of its production is exported to 14 countries.
Visit the Loch Duart website
Maclean’s Highland Bakery
Maclean’s Highland Bakery is an award-winning family-run business. Today’s owners are the company’s fourth generation of bakers, and over 100 years later, they still work to the same family principles of making bakery products, not the quickest or cheapest way, but the right way.
From its double A-grade BRC facility in the Scottish Highlands, Maclean’s produces traditional shortbread, oatcakes and biscuits. Its award-winning products come in several different formats, which are suitable for both food service and retail.
Currently, the company supplies a range of both branded and private label products to customers across a range of countries. Maclean’s Highland Bakery can use its extensive experience to make a product suitable for you and your customers.
Visit the Maclean’s Highland Bakery website
Made in Scotland
Made in Scotland is a collaboration of Scottish food and drink companies from iconic areas in Scotland. Made in Scotland companies craft an abundance of artisan produce, with a provenance and story it’s extremely proud of.
To make it as simple as possible for its customers, Made in Scotland developed a collaboration across both food and alcohol, and across fresh, frozen, chilled and ambient categories.
Made in Scotland is a one-stop-shop, from start to finish, helping its customers to source the finest Scottish produce. The company guarantees high quality and efficient delivery anywhere in the world.
Visit the Made in Scotland website
The Orkney Brewery
The Orkney Brewery was founded in 1988 and was one of the first micro-breweries in Scotland. Located in Orkney, in Scotland’s northern isles, the unrushed island culture and traditional values influences the way the company makes its beer.
It's owned by Norman Sinclair, a proud Orcadian whose family generations attended the original Victorian school that now houses the company’s state-of-the-art, 30-barrel production facility, and its five star brewery visitor centre and tasting hall.
The Orkney Brewery beers are brewed in tune with the ecology of this beautiful part of the world. The company believes that quality is fundamental. It creates traditional, craft-brewed beers that are full of flavour, using only the best malt, hops, yeast and Orcadian water.
The company exports its exceptional beers worldwide and they are the perfect pairing with international cuisine. The Orkney Brewery’s timeless approach has helped it win many international awards for its beers. Dark Island Reserve its barrel aged beer was chosen as the World Champion Strong Dark Ale 2011.
Visit the Orkney Brewery website
R&B Distillers Ltd
Founded by two Scots, Bill Dobbie and Alasdair Day, R&B Distillers is an Edinburgh-based independent whisky company. The company is due to open its first distillery on the remote Hebridean island of Raasay in Summer 2017, with a view to launching its inaugural Raasay single malt in 2020.
While R&B Distillers waits for its spirit to mature into Scotch whisky, the company has released a limited collection of independently bottled expressions, including a lightly peated single malt finished in Tuscan wine casks, an herbaceous single grain finished in Oloroso sherry casks, and an aged blend that Alasdair inherited from his great grandfather. These are representative of the even better things to come from R&B Distillers and Raasay Distillery – innovative Scottish craft whisky for the modern discerning drinker.
Visit the R&B Distillers website
The Scottish Salmon Company
Producing Scotland’s finest sea-loch fresh salmon with pride and passion, The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) is involved in all stages of the salmon chain, from smolt to sea lochs, from processing and packaging, to point of sale. The company is committed to sustainable rural communities, and was recognised as Scotland’s Finest Food Business and Scotland’s Finest Exporter.
Exporting to 25 countries around the world, SSC has a growing reputation at home and abroad for producing fresh, premium quality Scottish salmon.
SSC has been awarded the prestigious Label Rouge accreditation, which meets strict criteria around salmon quality, husbandry, feed and traceability. SSC recently introduced its unique Native Hebridean Salmon, which is born, bred and reared exclusively the Hebrides.
Visit The Scottish Salmon Company website
Tempest Brewing Co
Winner of Scottish Brewery of the Year at the 2016 Scottish Beer Awards, Tempest Brewing Co is an independently owned and operated craft brewery from Scotland. The company strives to be a truly modern Scottish drinks company by making innovation and quality its top priorities.
Tempest Brewing is dedicated to brewing good quality beer with respect, using the best ingredients. The company has a passionate team behind it, and in its short history, it has gained recognition for its cutting-edge approach, producing a range of award-winning beers.
Visit the Tempest Brewing Co website
Vegware is the first and only completely compostable food packaging firm operating globally. Founded in the UK in 2006, the firm now operates across four continents.
Everything in the Vegware range is made from plants, not plastic. All of the materials used are renewable, sustainably sourced, and low in carbon. The company also offers environmental consultancy and design support.
Today, Vegware’s clients range from the biggest contract caterers and food distributors, through to government offices, hospitals and independent, artisan delis and cafes. Its range of completely compostable packaging has grown to over 250 items, including several world firsts.
Just by using Vegware’s plant-based packaging, customers saved over 4,300 tonnes of carbon in 2016 - the equivalent of over 7,600 flights from Jakarta to Sydney, Australia.
Vegware is continuing to expand across the globe and develop new, innovative compostable packaging.
Its ultimate aim is to lead a global shift in food packaging, moving away from using non-renewable resources going to landfill, to plant-based materials which can be composted.
Visit the Vegware website
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