Ninety outstanding food and drink products have made it onto the shortlist for the Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards 2023. The products represent a broad selection of food and drink categories and were chosen by 50 experienced, expert judges after more than four weeks of intense judging.

To replicate the consumer experience as closely as possible, the majority of the judging was carried out at home with the judges having the products delivered to their doorsteps, allowing them to experience the products in exactly the same way as the consumer would.

The final phase of the judging process, including the Platinum judging, was carried out over two days of face-to-face sessions at The Corinthian in Glasgow where its executive chef prepared the products in line with on-pack instructions for the Platinum judging panel.

All of the food products remaining after the judging were donated to Homeless Project Scotland, a charity that supports homeless, vulnerable and less fortunate families across Scotland.

The winners of the Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards 2023 will be announced at a special ceremony on Thursday 25 May at the Radisson blu hotel in Glasgow.

Food – Small Producer

  • Babas Sauce (Babas Sauce Ltd)
  • Belhaven Cure Cold Smoked Salmon (Belhaven Smokehouse)
  • Classic Hot Smoked Salmon (Belhaven Smokehouse)
  • Lammermuir Smoked Cheddar (Belhaven Smokehouse)
  • Stewart’s Kitchen Cullen Skink Soup (Hebridean Food Company)
  • Oak Smoked Salmon (Isle of Bute Smokehouse)
  • Oak Smoked Trout (Isle of Bute Smokehouse)
  • Rizzas Double Dairy Gold (James Rizza)
  • Bergamot & Butterscotch Flavour (Kerry’s Homemade Tablet )
  • Mint & Butterscotch Flavour (Kerry’s Homemade Tablet )
  • Kin Honey (Kin Bees)
  • Burke & Habanero (Leithal Hot Sauces)
  • Ocean Terminator (Leithal Hot Sauces)
  • Sicilian Lemon Shortbread (Macdonalds of Alford)
  • Rora Dairy Scottish Strawberry Live Yogurt (Middleton of Rora Dairy Produce)
  • Rora Dairy Traditional Greek Style Yogurt (Middleton of Rora Dairy Produce)
  • Cauliflower Crisps (Nudie Snacks)
  • Brose Original Style (Oat Scotland)
  • Gammon Steaks (Puddledub)
  • Chocolate Chilli Pretzel (Schoolyard Chillies)
  • Blueberry Jam with Chilli (Silver Stag of Scotland)
  • St Andrews Biscuit Co Extra Mature Scottish Cheddar Cheese Bites (St Andrews Bakery)
  • Chocolate Oat Drink (Three Robins)
  • Original Oat Drink (Three Robins)

Food – Large Producer

  • Native Hebridean Smoked Scottish Salmon (Bakkafrost Scotland)
  • Castle MacLellan Oven Roasted Mushroom Pate (Castle MacLellan Foods)
  • Castle MacLellan Smoked Salmon Pate (Castle MacLellan Foods)
  • Stornoway Black Pudding (Charles Macleod Butcher)
  • Honeycomb Crunch Ice Cream (Equi’s Ice Cream)
  • Spicy Pear Chutney (Galloway Lodge)
  • Blue Murder (Highland Fine Cheeses)
  • Fat Cow (Highland Fine Cheeses)
  • Minger (Highland Fine Cheeses)
  • Strathdon Blue (Highland Fine Cheeses)
  • Mothers Pride Scottish Batch Loaf (Hovis)
  • Mini Vic the Vegan Caterpillar Cake (Lazy Day Foods)
  • Honeycomb (Mackies)
  • Strawberry Swirl (Mackies)
  • White Chocolate & Raspberry (Mackies)
  • Rizzas Scottish Tablet (James Rizza)
  • McIntosh of Strathmore Sticky Tablet Puddings (Strathmore Foods)

Food – Supermarket

  • Specially Selected 36 Day Aged Ribeye Steak (Aldi)
  • Specially Selected 36 Day Aged Sirloin Steak (Aldi)
  • Specially Selected Black Pudding (Aldi)
  • Specially Selected Caledonian Blue (Aldi)
  • Specially Selected Scotch Dry Aged Aberdeen Angus Burger (Aldi)
  • Specially Selected Scottish Buffalo Mozzarella (Aldi)
  • Specially Selected Scottish Flavoured Sausages Arran Mustard & Honey (Aldi)
  • Specially Selected Smoked Streaky Bacon (Aldi)
  • M&S Haggis Bake (Castle MacLellan Foods)
  • M&S Smooth Duck & Truffle Parfait (Castle MacLellan Foods)

Food – UK Producer

  • Mash Direct Mashed Potato (Mash Direct)
  • Thompson’s Signature Blend (Punjana)
  • Creamy Chicken and Cashew Curry (Baked in a Bun)
  • Meat-free Breakfast Bun (Baked in a Bun)
  • Buffalo Bresaola (Corndale Farm)
  • Pasta Sauce Pomodoro (CRAIC Foods Ltd)
  • Derry IPA Drizzle (Dart Mountain)
  • Chorizo Original Picante (Corndale Farm)
  • Fennel Salami (Corndale Farm)
  • Corndale Farm Nduja Ketchup (CRAIC Foods Ltd)
  • Banagher Bold Cheese (Dart Mountain)
  • Shindigs Whiskey Smoked Bacon (Glens of Antrim Potatoes)
  • Shindigs Irish Sea Salt & Vinegar (Glens of Antrim Potatoes)
  • Mash Direct Beer Battered Onion Rings (Mash Direct)
  • ONIT Crispy Onions Flame Grilled Flavour 95g (Milgro Ltd)

Beverages – Small Producer​

  • Prickly Gin (Angus Alchemy)
  • Lenzie Gin and Tonic (Billingtons of Lenzie)
  • Gullane Glögg (By Julia)
  • Cold Town Lager (Cold Town Beer)
  • New England IPA (Cold Town Beer)
  • PornStar Martini Ale (Cold Town Beer)
  • Brammle (Dark Sky Spirits)
  • Goosegog (Dark Sky Spirits)
  • Siven (Dark Sky Spirits)
  • Gen!us India Pale Ale (Genius Brewing)
  • Lunun Gin (Lunun Gin)
  • Crosskirk Bay Gin (North Coast Distillers)
  • North Point Spiced Rum (North Coast Distillers)
  • Downpour Gin (North Uist Distillery)
  • Pink Grapefruit & Basil (Nuisance Drinks)
  • AATTA (Orkney Gin Company)
  • Two Birds Cold Brew Coffee Elixir (Two Birds Drinks)
  • Two Birds Iced Green Tea Elixir (Two Birds Drinks)

Beverages – Supermarket

  • Eidyn Scottish Premium Gin (Aldi)
  • Glen Marnoch 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt (Aldi)
  • Otis (Aldi)
  • Six States (Aldi)

Beverages – Large Producer

  • Old Pulteney 12 year old (International Beverage)

Beverages – UK Producer

  •  Aromatic G&T (Mavrik Drinks)