The Scottish Salmon Company's Native Hebridean brand has won a Great Taste award. Photo: SSC

Prize winning Native Hebridean salmon a Great Taste

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has won a Great Taste award for its Native Hebridean Smoked Salmon.

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The awards are given to outstanding products following a blind tasting by experts in the food and drink industry.

Native Hebridean Smoked Salmon has secured a 1-Star Great Taste award, with judges commending its quality, finish and flavour.

Fresh salmon fillets are hand cured in the Hebrides, using a traditional island recipe, and smoked in pebble lined kilns using wood shavings from aged Scotch whisky barrels to create Native Hebridean Smoked Salmon, said SSC in a press release.

Sustainable product

The smoking process has been specifically designed to minimise water usage, reducing environmental impact to ensure a sustainable product with a minimum carbon footprint.

Su Cox, director at the Scottish Salmon Company said: ‘We’re delighted that our Native Hebridean Smoked Salmon has been awarded a Great Taste award.

‘Native Hebridean Salmon is a truly unique native strain of Scottish salmon, descended from stock originally sourced from the freshwater lochs of North Uist and reared exclusively in the Hebrides by the Scottish Salmon Company.

‘To have been awarded a coveted Great Taste award is a real recognition of the quality of this fantastic product.’

The company said it will shortly launch an online shop for its Native Hebridean Smoked Scottish Salmon.