Great Taste Award Winners Team Up for Christmas Giveaway

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TWO Scottish family-run Great Taste Award winners are teaming up for a festive recipe collaboration.

Ice cream and chocolate company, Mackie’s of Scotland, is partnering up with family business and craft spirits producer, Tayport Distillery, giving consumers the chance to enjoy the taste of summer in these winter evenings, culminating in a joint giveaway.

The lucky winner will be awarded with 6 tubs of Mackie’s ice cream and 6 bars of chocolate, complimented with a Tayport Distillery exclusive of two engraved glasses and a bottle of 1992 Raspberry Liqueur.

Karin Mackie, Marketing Director, commented “This is a lovely opportunity for us to work with another Scottish family business and allows us to continue with our theme of a “summer of simple pleasures” in winter-time! Combining these two products is the perfect way to be ‘making simple delicious’!”

The prize is a guaranteed good taste with both companies winning multiple awards for the outstanding quality and flavour of their products.

Tayport Distillery received the ultimate accolade of three stars and the Supreme Award “Golden Fork” for Scotland in this year’s Great Taste Awards, for their 1992 Raspberry Liqueur.

The judges described the raspberry liqueur as a real taste of summer, bringing back memories of freshly picked raspberries and suggested it would be delicious served over ice cream.

Mackie’s Traditional real dairy ice cream has also received great taste stars over recent years with judges describing it as ‘simply delightful. A well-made ice cream that champions the flavour of the cream, is well balanced, fresh, and the simplicity allows the ingredients to be heroed.’

Mary McDougall, Marketing Manager at Tayport Distillery said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Mackies on this campaign. What better combination can there be? Combining two delicious award-winning products that complement one another so well – especially at this festive time of year.”

Mackie’s ice cream is created on their farm in Aberdeenshire, in a “Sky to Scoop” process using renewable energy and fresh milk and cream, all produced on the family farm in Aberdeenshire.  Mackie’s 1600-acre solar farm is one of the greenest farms in Europe, with four wind turbines and a biomass energy plant sourcing up to 80% of the farm’s energy.

A little further south, Fife-based Tayport Distillery, is a premium craft distillery producing a range of spirits including vodka, gin, liqueurs and eau de vie. The distillery is family owned and operated, they create their own unique base spirit from malted barley. Tayport Distillery is one of the few distilleries in Scotland that mash, ferment, and distil all their ingredients on site. This technique provides the unique flavour and creamy texture that won Tayport Distillery a 2020 Great Taste Award.

Sourcing fresh fruit, grains and botanicals from local farmers, the family-owned distillery saw an opportunity to create new flavours, introducing new products to bars and the gin market across the country.

For more information on how to enter, visit @mackiesofscotland and @tayportdistillery social channels.