Natural fruit vinegars from Burren Balsamics win in Britain

Food NI member Burren Balsamics, a specialist in award-winning natural fruit infused vinegars, will feature on the Christmas catalogue of The Cress Co, Scotland’s premium food distributor.

The Cress Co, which is based in Dunfermline, is showing several of Burren’s most successful vinegars including Blackberry and Thyme, Bramley Apple, and Gold. Cress Co distributes to a network of independent retailers.

Susie Hamilton Stubber, the founder and managing director of Burren Balsamics, which is based at Richhill in county Armagh, says: “I am delighted that my hand crafted vinegars are now included in the Christmas catalogue of such a successful and quality conscious food distributor.

“This is another important development in my drive to expand sales in Britain, now my most significant markets. It follows an extensive marketing campaign in Britain that has included participation in major food shows and represents another major endorsement of the premium quality and innovation of my portfolio of fruit infused vinegars for both retail and food service,” she adds.

Mrs Hamilton Stubber, an experienced chef, formed Burren Balsamics in February 2014 to develop fruit infused vinegars for foodservice and delis in Northern Ireland and has since expanded sales to Britain and the Republic of Ireland.

The small batch producer has won a series of awards, including Great Taste Awards and Blas na hEireann Irish National Food Awards for the products, which are all produced in Northern Ireland.

The company recently gained a three-star gold in the Great Taste Awards for an innovative product developed with venison from Colebrook Park, a country estate in Fermanagh.

The successful ready-to-cook product was Saddle of Colebrooke Venison. The pack includes blackberry and thyme gel from Burren Balsamics.