Scotland is blessed with a fantastic larder of some of the world's finest food and drink produce.
You can discover 15 of Scotland's very best food and drink companies at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair Asia in Suntec, Singapore, 18 - 20 July. Each one is ready to forge new relationships with buyers around the world.
Find out why Scotland is a Land of Food and Drink at the Scotland Pavilion stand D01C.
Scottish companies represented at the event
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
Loch Fyne started with one inspirational idea: to grow oysters in the clear, fertile waters of Loch Fyne. Over the years the company has developed into a cluster of businesses whose success is built on an honest approach to superb quality food. Committed to sustainable business practices, Loch Fyne’s guiding principle is one of respect for the animal and its habitat.
Visit the Loch Fyne 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
Macsween of Edinburgh, a third generation family company, is the UK’s number one haggis brand and an internationally-recognised food company at the forefront of haggis and black pudding making for 60 years.
Honouring its tradition, the company produces award-winning products, handcrafted to unique family recipes, using only the finest ingredients. Macsween is passionate about extolling haggis and black pudding as versatile ingredients which are perfect for all seasons, occasions and places.
Consumers now look to Macsween for a diverse range of products that they can eat all year round. Its range of products includes haggis, black pudding and vegetarian haggis – all packed in different formats, including easy microwaveable slices. Macsween now also have its award-winning Gluten-Free Haggis, making haggis finally accessible to coeliacs and those following a gluten-free diet. This is available in both a retail and foodservice catering format.
And, going back to the company’s butchery roots, its new range of artisan products for the foodservice sector is now available, including Black & White Pudding Rings and Black Pudding Horseshoes.
Visit the Macsween 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
Stag Bakeries from Stornoway in the Scottish Outer Hebrides specialises in making the finest sweet and savoury biscuits, including an award-winning range made with seaweed.
The bakery’s signature product is its savoury water biscuit, made with a traditional recipe handed down through the generations. Stag Bakeries water biscuits have received many accolades over the years and the seaweed water biscuit was voted a Top 50 UK product and won 3 Gold Stars in the Great Taste Awards 2013.
Stag Bakeries also produces ranges of puff pastry cheese straws made with Scottish speciality cheeses, traditional Scottish oatcakes and sweet shortbread biscuits.
Visit the Stag Bakeries website
Stoats produces a tasty range of oat-based products, packed with 100% natural ingredients, including dried fruit, seeds and nuts.
The company’s product range includes porridge oat bars, quick and convenient porridge pots and porridge oat mixes.
Stoats supply products to a wide range of retailers, from premium independent food halls, right through to the largest multiple retailers. Stoats also service a number of customers in the foodservice and travel sector, as its products follow health and convenience food trends.
Stoats packages its products in eye-catching, modern packaging that has exceptional shelf stand out, so its products look as good as they taste.
Visit the Stoats 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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