HEATHER HILLS SCOTTISH HEATHER HONEY

£8.99

Known as the 'Champagne' of all honeys, this Scottish Heather Honey - or their signatory honey - is dark and semi-set. A highly intense, distinctive, warm, woody and floral aroma reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands. An assertive, full-bodied, warm, smoky palate of toffee with underlying notes of plum and coffee. The finish is endless, deep, malty and floral with a tanginess that lingers. Use as a glaze for pork, ham, game, poultry, salmon and trout, and also in cakes, bread and ice cream. Pair with Stilton, Cheddar, Scottish Crowdie or a semi-aged Goat's Cheese.

Established in 1945, Heather Hills Farm is a traditional family-run honey farm based in the Highlands of Perthshire - the heartland of Scotland. They specialise in a selection of 100% pure, raw, monofloral and polyfloral honeys and handmade preserves. Starting off with just one hive in 1945, they now have 1300 hives across Perthshire and Deeside - the most beautiful and unpolluted parts of the UK. This relatively small-scale ensures their hives are regularly and well spaced out in small batches by zones. This means that the bees have plenty of opportunity to roam - up to a 5 mile radius of each hive - giving a superior quality product. A bigger producer would normally cram around 100 hives into the same space thus reducing the quality of the product. In an age of mass production and bulk processing, their honey is collected and extracted using traditional methods to ensure that the enzymes, protein and natural goodness of their honey stays within it and are not destroyed during the harvesting, separating or bottling processes. This produces artisan, raw honey of a far superior quality and distinctive flavour which retain their natural benefits. In wine terms, their award-winning Scottish Heather Honey is the Champagne of Honeys due to the geographical location of their hives, the terrain and the climate.

Winner of Great Taste Award Gold 2011

Price x 340G