Macsween Haggis Takes Gold In Great Taste Awards

Edinburgh haggis specialist Macsween has won Gold for its traditional haggis in the 2006 Great Taste Awards, run by the Guild of Fine Food Retailers.

Regarded as the "Oscars" of the fine food world, the Great Taste Awards recognise and reward exceptional standards of food and drink in the UK.

Macsween of Edinburgh is an independent family business with a claim to fame that its Edinburgh plant is the world's first custom-built haggis facility. It is how helmed by Jo and James Macsween, the third generation of Macsweens, and the Gold Award is not the first time their products have been recognised.

Last year the Macsween vegetarian haggis won Gold at the Great Taste Awards. The award is judged by blind tastings and only commercially available products are allowed to enter as opposed to special recipes made solely for the event. This ensures consumers are purchasing genuine award-winning produce.

Jo Macsween said: "It's an honour for us to win another Gold award from the Guild of Fine Food Retailers. We work extremely hard to make sure our haggis is the best on the market and it's great to have Macsween products recognised for their unique ingredients and taste. Consumers respond very positively to The Great Taste logo on products and we are very proud to have this endorsement of quality across our whole haggis range."

The final stage of the Great Taste Awards took place this on Sunday 3 September at a glittering awards dinner at Olympia in London.