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2017 Craft Butchers Chicken Pie Awards

Saturday, 31st Dec 2016

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New Years Honours List reveals best butchers Chicken Pie is a Chicken and Mealie Pie from Fraserburgh

Bruce of the Broch’s chicken and mealie pies have picked up the Diamond Award in the Scottish Craft Butchers Savoury Pastry Products Awards 2017.

Delighted owner Alistair Bruce said he was “thrilled” to be recognised in this meaty New Year honours list. And he explained how he owes this latest haul of precious awards to the 19th century gold rush in South Africa.

Chicken &. Mealie Pie Bruce of the Broch Fraserburgh
Chicken &. Ham Pie A E Brown &. Son Turriff
Chicken &. Ham Pie Ann Davidsons Butchers Scone
Chicken Curry Pie Bert Fowlie Strichen
Roast Chicken &. Oatmeal Stuffing Pie Craigies Butchers Tankerness
Hunters Chicken Pie Craigies Butchers Tankerness
Chicken Curry Pie Edenmill Farm Shop Blanefield
Chicken &. Ham in Cream Sauce Pie Edenmill Farm Shop Blanefield
Chicken, Ham &. Porcini Mushroom Pie Falleninch Farm Butchers Stirling
Chicken &. Leek Pie John Lawson Butchers Uphall
Chicken &. Pulled Ham Hough Pie John Lawson Butchers Uphall
Chicken &. Ham Pie K Walker`s Family Butchers Kilcreggan
Chicken &. Leek Pie K Walker`s Family Butchers Kilcreggan
Chicken Curry Pie Linton Butchers East Linton
Chicken Balmoral Pie Richards Family Butchers Grangemouth
Chicken &. Mealie Pie A &. G Collie . Kemnay
Chicken &. Ham Pie A &. I Quality Culloden
Chicken &. Sweetcorn Pie Bel`s Butchers Edzell
Chicken &. Mealie Pie Bert Fowlie Strichen
Chicken Curry Pie Boghall Butchers Bathgate
Chicken Curry Pie Bruce of the Broch Fraserburgh
Chicken &. Portobello Mushroom Pie Cross Butchers Ltd Kilsyth
Chicken &. Leek Pie D G Lindsay &. Son Perth
Chicken Curry Pie D G Lindsay &. Son Perth
Mexican Madness Chicken Bake D H Robertson Arbroath
Chicken, Ham &. Mushroom Pie Dales Traditional Butchers Ltd Kirkby Lonsdale
Chicken, Ham &. Leek Pie Dales Traditional Butchers Ltd Kirkby Lonsdale
Chicken &. Chorizo Pie Falleninch Farm Butchers Stirling
Chicken &. White Sauce Pie Fleming Butchers Arbroath
Chicken Pie G J Sanderson Coldstream
Chicken &. Mealie Pie H M Sheridan . Ballater
Chicken with White Pudding &. Peppercorn Sauce Pie James Pirie &. Son Newtyle
Chicken Pie with Pork, Sage &. Onion Stuffing &. Cranberries James Pringle Hawick
Chicken &. Ham Pie Kenneth Allan Butchers Blairgowrie
Chicken &. Ham Pie Linton Butchers East Linton
Chicken Lasagne Pie Mearns T McCaskie Weymss Bay
Chicken &. Ham Pie Puddledub Pork Auchtertool
Creamy Chicken Round Shaw the Butcher Glasgow
Chicken Curry Pie Stuarts of Buckhaven Buckhaven

“My Great-Grandfather returned from the gold rush to marry his sweetheart and she refused to return to the prospectors’ settlements with him,” explained Alistair. “So, having done a bit of butchery in South Africa, he opened his first shop in 1886, 100 yards further along the street from where we are today.

“He had six children and they all went into the business, supplying butcher meat to the fishing fleet as it toured the country from Mallaig to Great Yarmouth,” he added. “I’ve been involved since I was a delivery boy on the bicycle at 11 and apprenticed in at 17.”

Now the fourth generation butcher is keeping his Great-Grandfather’s legacy alive by unearthing diamonds, gold and silver for the family in the form of these new industry awards.

“These awards are for the whole team,” he stressed. “It’s a great start to the new year.
“We employ 40 people – including four chefs – and everything is produced in our factory unit at Fraserburgh harbour so that we have total quality control of everything from pastry making to locally-sourced meat and fresh ingredients. We’re very proud of our products.”

Bruce of the Broch produce around 8-9,000 pies each week. The Diamond Award-winning chicken and mealie pie is Alistair’s recipe – and a personal favourite.

“Each generation has taken on the traditional values and built on them,” he said. “Customers are demanding a wider range of products than ever before and these awards endorse the quality of our products.”

Bruce of the Broch was one or around 60 butchers from all over Scotland who collectively submitted nearly 300 different handcrafted pies, sausage rolls and bridies which were judged across six categories in one of the industry’s most keenly contested awards.

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