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2018 Craft Butcher Chicken Pie Awards

Sunday, 7th Jan 2018

Head to Bathgate for the Best Chicken Pie in Scotland for 2018.
Category sponsored by Scotweigh

Hugh Black & Sons’ chicken and smoked ham hough pies have been judged the best chicken pies in Scotland!

The meaty favourites have scooped a coveted Diamond Award in the Scottish Craft Butchers Savoury Pastry Products Awards 2018 - the highest possible recognition from the industry evaluator.

Being judged to have the best chicken pie in Scotland will turn the public focus on the butchers business which has a chain of 12 shops throughout the central belt and Fife - from Cambuslang to Cowdenbeath - in addition to their production factory at Bathgate.

54 Chicken Pies entered the product evaluation held at Dewars Centre, Perth on 1 November. The judges awarded: 1 Diamond, 20 Gold, 21 Silver.

Chicken &. Smoked Ham Hough in a Cream Sauce Pie Hugh Black &. Sons Bathgate
Chicken &. Mealie Pie A &. G Collie Kemnay
Individual Chicken Pie A &. I Quality Culloden
Sweet Chilli Pie A E Brown &. Son Turriff
Chicken, Haggis in a Peppercorn Sauce Pie A J Learmonth Jedburgh
Chicken, Leek &. Bacon Pie Anderson Quality Butchers North Berwick
Festive Pie Bel`s Butchers Edzell
Chicken &. Mushroom Pie Carbonara Boghall Butchers Bathgate
Shredded Chicken Burrito Pie D H Robertson Arbroath
Chicken &. Bacon Pie Dunnabie Farm Shop Annan
Chicken with Mushroom and Red Peppercorn Sauce Pie Elderslie Butchers Elderslie
Balti Curry Chicken Pie Grossetts of Tayside Dundee
Chicken, Bacon &. Mozzarella Pie J B Houston Butchers Dumfries
Chicken Pie J B Houston Butchers Dumfries
Balmoral Pie James Aitken Butchers Alloa
Chicken Curry Pie James Chapman (Butchers) Ltd Wishaw
Smoked Ham &. Chicken Pie John Lawson Butchers Uphall
Roast Chicken Dinner Pie McCaskies Weymss Bay
Chicken, Leek &. Cheese Sauce Pie The Butcher Shop Kinghorn Kinghorn
Chicken &. Mushroom Pie The Cross Butcher Kilsyth
Balmoral Pie Thomas Johnston Falkirk
Curried Chicken Pie A &. G Collie Kemnay
Chicken &. Ham Pie A &. I Quality Butchers Culloden
Chicken and Ham Pie A E Brown &. Son Turriff
Chicken &. Ham Pie Ann Davidson Scone
Chicken &. Ham Pie Bel`s Butchers Edzell
Chicken, Bacon &. Leek Pie Blackwood of Kilmacolm Kilmacolm
Chicken Curry Pie D G Lindsay &. Son Perth
Chicken &. White Pudding with Peppercorn &. Whisky Sauce D H Robertson Arbroath
Chicken Madras Curry Pie Hugh Black &. Sons Bathgate
Chicken &. Ham Pie Hunters of Kinross Kinross
Chicken Pie Curry J B Houston Butchers Dumfries
Chicken Curry Pastie J Hall &. Sons Kirkcudbright
Chicken Pie with Pork, Sage &. Onion Sausage Meat in a Mushroom Sauce James Pringle Hawick
Chicken &. Leek Pie John Lawson Butchers Uphall
Chicken &. Ham Pie Kenneth Allan Butchers Blairgowrie
Chicken Curry Pie Linton Butchers East Linton
Chicken &. Haggis Pie McCafferty Butchers Forth
Chicken Pie Patricks of Camelon Camelon
Chicken &. Chorizo Pie S Collins &. Son Muirhead
Chicken Pie Shaw the Butcher Glasgow
Chicken Pie Tom Courts Quality Foods Burntisland

Delighted partner Craig Black said the Diamond-winning pie was one of their new Premium Pie range recipes launched recently.

“We produce thousands of pastry products every week - over 2,500 Scotch pies alone - and the Premium range is already selling well,” he said. “A national industry endorsement will undoubtedly increase demand for the award-winning products.”

Production manager and product development chief Willie Kemp (pictured above) devised the new recipes and is thrilled with the success of his chicken pie.

“We have our own abattoir and bakery so we know the provenance and quality of all our ingredients,” he said. “I create a sauce and meat combination that I know will work and then we taste test it with staff and customers.”

As a trained chef, Willie is justifiably proud of his national winner which combines chicken with smoked ham hough in a cream sauce.
“It’s very pleasing to see our recently launched Premium range products do so well.”

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