ONE of Scotland’s finest seafood producers, Loch Fyne Oysters, has collaborated with Glasgow Distillery Company to launch Makar Gin-infused smoked salmon, adding to their expanding range of salmon products.
The new product – believed to be a first for the Scottish market – is produced using fresh salmon fillets which are cured with salt, sugar and Makar Glasgow Gin before being smoked over oak shavings from retired whisky casks.
The result is a distinctive taste experience, with exceptional depth of flavour and a moist, delicate texture.
Deputy managing director, Martyn Paterson, Loch Fyne Oysters, said: “At Loch Fyne, we are continually exploring new flavours and developing new ideas which complement our smoked salmon. Maker Gin-infused smoked salmon is a marriage made in heaven.
“At Loch Fyne, we are dedicated to provenance, quality and sustainability and our salmon is renowned worldwide for its flavour and texture.
“Award-winning Makar Glasgow Gin is hand-made in small batches and carefully prepared in a copper pot-still (called Annie).
“An innovative blend of juniper berries and seven other botanicals, including black peppercorns and lemon peel, creates a spicy zest which complements our salmon perfectly.
“We are delighted to add Loch Fyne’s Makar Gin Infused Smoked Salmon to our range and it joins new flavour combinations such as Double Cured Beetroot Smoked Salmon.”
Liam Hughes, CEO and co-founder of The Glasgow Distillery Company, said: “Gin and seafood pair exceptionally well.
“We are proud to partner with Loch Fyne to see the launch of this fantastic new product, Loch Fyne Makar Gin Infused Smoked Salmon. This is a superb opportunity for two, neighboring premium food and drink producers to show off not only the quality of our own products but also the quality and diversity of what Scotland’s waters as well as our growing drinks industry has to offer.”
Makar Gin Infused Smoked Salmon will be available from 04/04/2017 in the following sizes:
D-cut 1-1.5kg side 100g retail pack 200g retail pack
Notes to editors:
Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd. is situated at Cairndow, at the head of Loch Fyne on the A83 in Argyll.
Loch Fyne Oysters was founded in 1978 by local landowner, John Noble, and marine biologist, Andy Lane. It has since developed into a cluster of businesses.
Along with the smokehouse and shellfish farms at the head of Loch Fyne are the Loch Fyne Deli and the Oyster Bar. The Loch Fyne Food Fair was established in 1990, and is recognised as the longest-running outdoor food event in Scotland held in May each year.
Loch Fyne salmon is responsibly farmed in the cool, clear waters of Scotland’s west coast and, smoked in Loch Fyne’s own smokehouse, to produce a smoked salmon renowned for its quality and depth of flavour.
For more information, visit www.lochfyne.com
The name, ‘Makar’, is the ancient Scots word for ‘Maker’, reflecting the craft of the team of distillers who hand make Makar Gin in small batches in Glasgow.
For more information, visit www.glasgowdistillery.com
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