By SAM BUTLER
Abernethy Butter has won own label business for a novel range of flavoured butters for Fortnum and Mason, the iconic London retailer.
The family owned award winning company, which is based in Dromara, County Down, specialises in handcrafted butters.
Butters featuring under the F&M brand are Smoky Chipotle, Date and Rum, and Miso and Seaweed along with salted and non-salted varieties.
Allison Abernethy, who runs the innovation-led business with husband Will, the butter maker, explains: “We were approached by the product development team at F&M to use our expertise and skills in creating the three unique butter flavours about 18 months ago.
“We were thrilled to be invited to produce these and the salted and non-salted butters for such a respected and successful brand as F&M has become.
“We’ve been doing business with F&M for seven years now and have developed a tremendously important business relationship. As a result, F&M has become an immensely valued customer and a great company to do business with.
“We’ve worked very closely with them over the past year in the development of the new flavours and also benefited from the input from Paul Clarke, a respected chef who runs En Place Foods in Cookstown,” adds Mrs Abernethy.
All the new butters are now on