Scottish Larder - Winter 2021

Updated: Dec 16, 2021

Looking for some festive neccessities? Check out our list of foods, ingredients and products to help get you started!

Cullisse Highland Rapeseed Oil

For those looking for a delicious and sustainable rapeseed oil for their cooking, look no further. Cullisse Highland cold pressed Rapeseed Oil is one of the most highly acclaimed in the Scottish Highlands with its micro-climate and rich fertile soils. It can be used for baking, frying and with its buttery taste, is the perfect accompaniment in dressings and for dipping. Taste notes can vary between hints of asparagus, pea shoots and even a slight nuttiness. £7.50 for 500ml

Hebridean Mustard Company Christmas Edition

This season, spice up your festive table with a limited edition seasonal mustard. Made with festive spices including cinnamon, cardamom, clove, aniseed, ginger, coriander and mace, this is the perfect mustard to try with a traditional turkey or a seasonal pheasant. Add a small spread on a leftover sandwich or add to a cheese or cold meat platter to give a little flavouring and colour to the offering. £6.50 for 120g

Cranberry Sauce with Port

Located in Arbroath, Scotland, Mrs Bridges condiments are a name acquainted with luxury due to the high-quality of ingredients and beautiful array of jams, chutneys and sauces. The delightful twist on a classic is the perfect pairing any time of the year, but for Christmas a jar of Cranberry Sauce infused with the rich sweetness of port is a Scottish favourite for the table. Apply delicately or lavishly according to your taste for the mains but don’t be afraid to bring this jar back out for the cheese and cracker course. £3.25 for 250g

St Andrews Farmhouse Anster Cheese

St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese is renowned for its hard cheeses produced using traditional methods and with its delicate flavour combination, this cheese is a must-have to try this season. With a crumbly texture popular in the area and aged up to four months, the flavour is mild yet complex with a fresh citrus note and an earthy rounded mouthful. Be sure to choose this one for the cheeseboard on Christmas Day. £5.35 for 200g

Perthshire Oatcakes Cracked Black Pepper

Perthshire Oatcakes are from the Handmade Oatcake Company and come in a variety of deliciously flavoured varieties including chilli, cheese and traditional. Using recipes passed down through the centuries, each oatcake is made with 100% Scottish oats from the heart of Banffshire countryside. The Cracked Black Pepper is an exceptional oatcake to have with a cheese course as it has a warming after taste and pairs perfectly with mature cheddar or Anster cheese. £1.60 for 150g

Woodmill Game Stuffed Pheasant and Venison, Port and Cranberry Sausages

This Christmas, add two new meat treats to your table. Try a stuffed pheasant which will be a unique alternative to a classic turkey or the Venison, Port and Cranberry sausages as a special occasion dish. Both are in-season products from the Fife-based company that will be a unique addition to your Christmas table. Woodmill Game products are 100% wild to explore and showcase the best of Scottish game. £14.50 for approx. 800g / £8 for approx. 450g

Shortbread House of Edinburgh, assorted

Once the great feasts have been consumed, a sweet treat is in order. These shortbreads are a family favourite as they are the perfect delicious combination of crispy, sweet and buttery. This traditional Scottish treat has won over 100 Great Taste awards so be sure to try the range of flavours including Stem Ginger or Dark Chocolate and Orange. £6.50 for 140g

James of Arran Chocolate Boxes

For those looking for a different chocolate selection this season, try James of Arran chocolate boxes. Created on the Isle of Arran to the west of Scotland, this beautiful chocolate shop has been crafting the finest chocolates for 20 years. Sample luscious delights such as Champagne, Strawberry Cremes and Hazelnut Praline. A wonderful selection for this season to amaze guests and family with a Scottish chocolate box. £14.25 for 200g

Roots Soda Lovebug and I Need My Girl

Based in Edinburgh, this one-of-a-kind soda company offers innovative non-alcoholic drinks with intriguing flavours not found anywhere else. Lovebug is an apple, celery and cardamom soda fit for the holidays, while I Need My Girl is a mix of rose, beetroot and pink grapefruit. Both contain no concentrates, artificial flavours or colours, and are handmade. A totally different drink perfect for a Hogmanay (or New Year’s) party, amaze your guests with a refreshingly unique drink. £11.90 for pack of 6

Savora Drinks

Savora Drinks have an extraordinary concept – a mixer created specifically for tequila. This premium mixer won a Great Taste Award 2021 and uses locally sourced ingredients along with sustainable packaging. In their quest to rewrite the Tequila’s story, their first mixer is ‘zesty lime and sweet agave’ as a nod to the classic flavours associated with the fiery Tequila. £1.60 for 200ml

Gael Spirits Gin

This delightfully Scottish gin follows all the traditional tasting notes of Scotland. This their Signature Scottish gin uses botanicals along with a hint of Scottish heather for a result that has a warm juniper and cardamom finish. The Gael is distilled five times from malted barley at Strathleven Distillery in Dumbarton, and is a wonderful gin to enjoy over the festive season and Hogmanay. £40.00 for 70cl

Moonwake Brewery Pale Ale

Based in the heart of Leith, Moonwake is a new addition on the brewery scene and is already impressing locals bars with their smooth, delicious beers. They believe their shorefront location in Leith speaks to the importance of water as a central ingredient. The Pale Ale has a mouth-watering taste of tropical flavours of mango, lychee, berries and they added oats for an extra smooth feel. £3.80 for 440ml

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