Silver For Irish Black Butter In Scotland Showcase

Irish Black Butter has won a silver medal for Best Product at the Scotland Speciality Food Show in Glasgow for its recently launched Peanut Spread.

The company, which is based in Portrush, Co Antrim, was taking part on the Taste the Greatness stand organised by Invest NI and Food NI at the show, Scotland’s biggest food expo.

Irish Black Butter, a Food NI, was part of a group of local producers that also featured Burren Balsamics, Richhill, Co Armagh, Erin Grove Preserves, Enniskillen, Thompson’s Family Teas and Priory Press printers from Holywood.

Alistair Bell, who founded Irish Black Butter in 2017, commenting on the award, says: “I was thrilled to receive this important recognition for my new peanut spread. It’s a marvellous endorsement of the flavour and quality of the unique spread which is also proving popular among delis and farm shops across Northern Ireland.

“The award led to approaches from delis in Scotland which, I hope, will result in worthwhile business in the near future for the peanut spread as well as Irish Black Butter, my core product which gained three gold-stars in the prestigious UK Great Taste Awards and has also been named Chefs’ Larder choice in the Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards,” he adds.

Taste the Greatness at Scotland Speciality Show was delivered by Food NI as part of its promotional role in Invest NI’s Small Business Food Programme.

Irish Black Butter is a sweet/savoury spread made from Armagh Bramley apples, treacle, brandy and spices.