In Pictures: The Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards winners

To celebrate the success of the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence awards 2017, here is the list of winners in full (with pics).

Published 19th May 2017
Updated 12 th Sep 2023

Here are the winners in full:

Savouries & Accompaniments:

Winner:  The Little Herb Farm (St Andrews) for their Tayberry & Sage Vinegar Dressing (@littleherbfarm)

Picture: Chris Watt - @chriswattphoto


Winner: Graham’s the Family Dairy for their Graham’s the Family Dairy Gold Smooth (@GrahamsDairy)

Picture: Chris Watt


Winner: Border Biscuits for their Dark Chocolate Gingers & Orange (@BorderBiscuits)

Picture: Chris Marsh

Scotch Brand Product of the Year:

Winner: Aldi for their Specially Selected Scotch 30-day Matured Aberdeen Angus Sirloin Steak

Picture: Chris Watt


Winner: Peelham Farm Produce (Foulden) for their Organic Air-dried Smoked Juniper Mutton (@PeelhamFarm)

Picture: Chris Watt

Fish & Seafood:

Winner: Loch Fyne Oysters for their Kinglas Fillet (@LochFyneOysters)

Picture: Chris Watt

Confectionery, Drinks & Snacking:

Winner: Chocolate Tree (Edinburgh) for their Whisky Nibs (@ChocTree)

Picture: Chris Watt


Winner: Stewart Brewing Ltd (Edinburgh) for Radical Road (@StewartBrewing)

New Edinburgh bars and restaurants - including Sushisamba and Montrose from Timberyard team


Winner: Loch Ness Spirits Ltd for Loch Ness Gin (@Lochnessgin)

Foodservice Product of the Year:

Winner: Loch Duart Ltd for their Loch Duart Salmon

Picture: Chris Watt

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Healthy Choice:

Winner: Mara Seaweed for their Furikake

Johnnie Walker Princes Street wins top accolade at "tourism Oscars"
Picture: Chris Marsh

Own Label:

Winner: Aldi for their Specially Selected Orkney Caramel Shortbread (@AldiUK)

Picture: Chris Watt

Primary Producer of the Year:

Winner: Bruce Farms (Blairgowrie)

Picture: Chris Watt

Scottish Sourcing:

Winner: l’escargot restaurants (Edinburgh) (@Fredecosse)

Picture: Chris Watt

Brand Success of the Year:

Winner:  Pickering’s Gin, Edinburgh (@PickeringsGin)

Picture: Chris Marsh

Export Business of the Year:

Winner: Mackie’s at Taypack (@mackies_crisps)

8 of the best Christmas markets for food and drink - including Bowhouse and Edinburgh Street Food
Picture: Chris Watt

Success through Partnership:

Winner: Fusion Whisky Ltd (@FusionWhisky)

Picture: Chris Watt

Environmental Sustainability:

Winners: Paterson Arran Ltd (@PatersonsBread)

Picture: Chris Marsh

Employer of the Year: Investing in Skills

Winner: Entier (@EntierLtd)

Young Talent:

Winner: Liam Pennycook, Strathearn Distillery (@Strathearn_Gin)

Liam was absent on the night so Jamie Burke collected the ward for him. Picture: Chris Watt

Entrepreneur of the Year:

Winner: Euan Beaton, MacDuff Shellfish Scotland Ltd

Picture: Chris Watt

Food Pioneer:

Winner: Graham Suttle, Kained Holdings (@GrahamSuttle)

Graham with The Scotsman Editor Frank O'Donnell. Picture: Chris Watt

Product of the Year:

Winner: Chocolate Tree Whisky Nibs (@ChocTree)

Business of the Year:

Winner: Bruce Farms

Outstanding Contribution:

Winner: Alastair Dobson, Taste of Arran

Alastair with host Simon Rimmer and culture secretary Fiona Hyslop. Picture: Chris Watt

The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards winners

Picture: Chris Watt


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