Scottish finalists for the National BBQ Awards are announced
Three top Scottish butchers have made it through the finals of the National BBQ Awards, which are held annually by the prestigious Q Guild of Butchers to celebrate the very best butchery items for barbecuing.
Nine Q Guild butchers entered the Scottish round of heats to see who would have their products represented in the six award categories (rump steak, pork sausage, speciality sausage, beef burger, speciality burger and overall barbecue product) at the final in St Albans on 13 May.
Three butchers came out on top with Port Glasgow butchers Robert Alexander Ltd winning three categories: Rump steak, beef burger and speciality burger (with their pork, stilton and red onion burger); Davidson Specialist Butcher of Inverurie winning two: Pork sausage and speciality sausage (with their Andouille sausage) and S Collins & Son from Muirhead, Glasgow going through for their Stuffed gourmet steak in the barbecue product category.
Gold and silver awards were also given out to recognise the quality of those remaining products entered by some of the other butchers:
The three finalists will now go on to the finals to compete in their categories nationally and for the overall prize of Supreme Champion.
The Q Guild currently has over 120 members, and is a seal of excellence representing an elite group of the finest quality independent meat retailers in Britain.
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Notes for editors
The Q Guild is a seal of excellence marking Britain`s best butchers. The Q Guild represents an elite group of the finest quality independent meat retailers in Britain and is synonymous with skills, craftsmanship and above all, quality.
The Q Guild`s 121 members are based across the UK: from Inverness to Cornwall, serving £5 million worth of outstanding meat and related products to over a quarter of a million discerning UK consumers every week.
Q Guild butchers are award winning, leading experts in their field.
Carrying the Q Guild brand sends out a strong message that they are one of Britain`s best butchers, committed to unsurpassed quality, craftsmanship and customer service.
The Q Guild has its headquarters at 8-10 Needless Road, Perth, PH2 0JW www.qguild.co.uk
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