By SAM BUTLER
Northern Ireland’s Burren Balsamics Irish Peat Smoked White Condiment has won Best New Product at the Great British Food Awards 2020.
Judges included The Hairy Bikers, Michel Roux JR, chef Jack Stein and Bake Off winner Martha Collison.
John Gills, from Booths, said of the Peat Smoked product: “A wonderfully unique tasting condiment, quite unlike anything I have tasted before.
“White Italian pale balsamic with rich smoky flavours of peat.
“Not as acidic as the average balsamic, this wonderful product could easily compliment many a dish without overpowering. Also wonderful to dip a chunk of sourdough into.”
Created by Susie Hamilton Stubber and Bob McDonald, Burren Balsamics, which is based at Richhill in County Armagh, makes a wide range of infused white and black balsamic vinegars and condiments as well as preserves, jams and seasonings.
The artisan business has also launched Letterbox Larder, a mail order service for home cooks keen on premium quality sauces, balsamics, oils and seasonings.
“We are delighted with this award for the Peat Smoked White Condiment.
“Our thanks must go to the judges and also to Jonathan Buchanan who does the smoking for us,” said Susie Hamilton Stubber.
The product is sold nationwide and from the company’s website.
Burren Balsamics has also won a string of Great Taste Awards and Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards for its products.