Dunfermline Athletic

2018 Traditional Sliced Sausage Championship

Thursday, 20th Sep 2018

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Banff Butchers John Stewart has been judged the best Sliced Sausage in Scotland

John Stewart, Banff

Aberdeenshire Butchers John Stewart have been crowned this year’s Scottish Beef Sliced Sausage Champions after winning the final judged on the Clyde coast.

As North of Scotland champions, John Stewart Quality Butchers Sausages were mystery shopped and tested against the champions purchased over the counter in the other four regions of Scotland. These sausages were from Jedburgh, Port Glasgow, Kinross and Dumfries and the final took place at the Seaview Café, Weymss Bay.

Andrew Grant of John Stewart`s Quality Butchers felt overwhelmed when he discovered that he would be presented with the Scottish Beef Sliced Sausage championship trophy. So what was the secret in perfecting the sliced sausage recipe?

"I source all my meat locally and if you buy quality beef you will make a quality product."

Andrew Grant was naturally unwilling to reveal the seasonings that clearly make a difference too.

South West of Scotland Regional Champion
J B Houston, butchers, Dumfries

South East of Scotland Regional Champion
Allan Learmonth, Jedburgh

North of Scotland Regional Champion
John Stewart, Banff

West of Scotland Regional Champion
Robert Alexander, Port Glasgow

East of Scotland Regional Champion
Hunters of Kinross

The seven judges in the final were chefs, butchers and foodies, one in the latter category of final judges Mr John Akroid said of the Banff winner and fellow finalists:-

“I thought all the finalists were excellent and would not have been disappointed with any on my plate but one did stand out for me and it is a lovely tasty sausage that looked fantastic and had a lovely taste. All the judges really enjoyed it, a clear winner but everyone worthy of being a finalist.

“The one that we were to later find out came from Banff, had a good balance of flavour that did not overwhelm the good beef. There was no shrinkage and it was a very meaty looking sausage.”

J Hall & Sons Butchers Kirkcudbright
John Dawson Butchers Muirkirk
McCaskies Weymss Bay
Donald Gilmour Kingussie
Ewan Morrice Stuartfield
Hastie & Dyce Inverness
S A Mackie Butchers Aberlour
D O`Neill Quality Butchers Ltd Abbeyview
David Bennett & Son Dunblane
George Kirk & Son Denny
Scott Brothers Dundee
Thomas Johnston Cow Wynd
Tom Courts Quality Foods Burntisland
Hugh Black & Sons Bathgate
John Saunderson Edinburgh
Linton Butchers East Linton
A D Paton Butchers Largs
A Weir Butchers Springburn
Andrew Reid Butchers Stepps
David Faulds & Son Kilmarnock
Ewing Butchers Baillieston
Fergusons of Airdrie Airdrie
Gary Walker Butchers Possilpark
Gleddoch Family Butchers Paisley
K & F Butchers Stonehouse
Ramsay of Carluke Carluke
Shaw the Butcher Balornock
The Cross Butchers Kilsyth
A & I Quality Culloden
A J Jamieson Fochabers
Bert Fowlie Butcher Strichen
Cairngorm Butchers Ltd Grantown-on-Spey
Davidsons Specialist Butchers Inverurie
H M Sheridan Ballater
John M Munro Dingwall
Andrew Kirk Cardenden
Blair Drummond Smiddy Blair Drummond
Bryan Beveridge Quality Butchers Dunfermline
D Campbell & Son Callander
Falleninch Farm Butchers Stirling
James Aitken Butchers Alloa
Patricks of Camelon Camelon
R Brown & Son Stenhousemuir
T H Stevenson & Sons Stanley
The Buffalo Farm Kirkcaldy
The Butcher Shop Kinghorn Kinghorn
The House of Bruar  
Thomas Burns & Son Boness
Thomas Johnston Brightons
W F Stark Buckhaven
Charles Wilson Edinburgh

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