We were awarded this for our collaboration that produced the IPA-influenced whisky and the awesome Scotch Hop premium beer. The judges said: “The winning entrant not only thinks outside the box but also has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make their ideas come to life. Our winner is a relatively new business and demonstrated every aspect of successful innovation – a deep understanding of the chemistry of a traditional process, a commitment to research and trialling, a unique end product and a very good collaboration with a long-established business, giving access to technology, people, logistics and worldwide markets. This collaboration with a well-known international distillery referred to in their own words as ‘a meeting of minds’ was a critical element for this year’s winner.
“Whilst producing whisky-cask conditioned beer is not entirely new, tonight’s winner turned that process on its head by being the first to help develop a beer-enhanced whisky which was successfully launched in 2016.”
What a nice thing to say about us!
Finalist for Innovation of the year – Beery Bin
Finalist for best pale ale – Bow Fiddle Blonde
Grampian Food Forum Awards – Best Young Business 2015
Grampian Food Forum Awards 2014 – Innovation Winner
Young Scottish EDGE award, presented by Sir Tom Hunter
Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards 2013 – Young Shining Star – Winner
Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards 2013 – Best Marketing Initiative – Highly commended.
The Grocer Magazine – Top New UK Talent Award, Seb was one of 40 named as ‘ones to watch’ by the UK’s premier retail food trade magazine.