Scotland’s best sausage rolls are made in Falkirk! Butchers Thomas Johnston meaty favourites scooped the coveted Diamond Award in the Scottish Craft Butchers Savoury Pastry Products Awards 2018 – the highest possible recognition from the industry evaluator.
Delighted co-owner Richard Johnston – who runs the family business with brother Graeme – said this win was the perfect start to the new year.
“This is the ultimate accolade.” he said. “To be assessed by an independent panel of industry judges gives credibility to a product and I’m thrilled to lift this title.”
The butchers business, which has seven shops, was started by Richard’s great-grandfather in 1861 – just 50 yards from their Cow Wynd outlet.
“He started selling meat from his farm from the back of a cart parked near the town steeple and then opened his butchers shop there,” said Richard. “Generations of Johnstons have been running it ever since.”
44 Sausage Rolls entered the product evaluation held at Dewars Centre, Perth on 1 November. After mystery shopping the main contenders and the second stage judging at Heaven Scent in Milnathort, the judges awarded: 1 Diamond, 6 Gold, 22 Silver.
Source: Scottish Craft Butchers