Produce from Perthshire farm Ballintaggart and drinks from The Grandtully Hotel are now available for mail order.

Ballintaggart, which has a couple of rooms and is known for its seasonal Feast dinners, had to close its doors last month due to the lockdown measures in place to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The Grandtully Hotel, which is also owned by the family team, had to shut too.

But those missing the produce from the farm’s shop or drinks from hotel bar, can enjoy them at home thanks to the mail order system currently in place.

What can you buy?

Customers can order drinks such as Harris gin, wine and a bottle of pre-batched Negroni – made by Andrew Rowley, who runs the Grandtully Hotel.

Food includes the Ballintaggart sunshine granola, jam, honey and the house Gordal Perello olives.

For those keen to visit either Ballintaggart or the Grandtully Hotel, gift vouchers can also be purchased for overnight stays at the farm or hotel as well as vouchers for the cook school masterclasses.

Delivery costs vary on area, and local delivery is also available as is collection for those that live nearby.

Co-owner of Ballintaggart and the Grandtully Hotel, Rachel Rowley says: “We miss our community and our guests in these strange and uncertain days and offering mail order on Ballintaggart “essentials” is a way that we can remain connected beyond social media.

“It’s lovely to continue to share a taste or piece of Ballintaggart with people at home while we are closed and to be packaging up parcels heading off across the UK.

“Writing the personal notes that people are including to loved ones and friends they are missing is so heart- warming.

“The most popular items are fellow owner Andrew’s pre-batched Negronis, our favourite Scottish Gins – Isle of Harris , Badvo Pitlochry gin, Arbikie’s Nadur gin and Seven Crofts by The Highland Liquor Company.

“We’re also trying to keep up with demand for our signature Sunshine Granola and our house Gordal Perello Olives.

“We have also sold a lot of vouchers for lockdown birthdays, weddings that should have been and post-lockdown treats to look forward to.

“We are very grateful for the support, Spring should have been a very busy time for our business and it’s lovely to know that people are keen to wish us well and desperate to join us when it is safe for us to reopen.

“We’re also encouraging our followers on social media to share photos with us of happier times and to hopefully reach 10K followers on Instagram.

“Watch this space for a competition for key workers to win a stay and a full Highland Experience!”

The team are also providing twice daily meals, three times a week to over 70s and vulnerable in the community (including their 99 year old neighbour), and they’ve just joined the Feldy-Roo project, which is a Food Delivery Service based at The Fountain Bar & Restaurant in Aberfeldy.

To find out more about what’s available along with prices, please click here. To order, email hello@ballintaggart.com

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Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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