The best of Dumfries & Galloway produce was the talk of Berlin last month. Dumfries & Galloway’s Savour the Flavours, the area’s food group, was representing Scotland at International Green Week, the world’s biggest fair for food, agriculture and horticulture. A Langholm company even came home with an export order. Waulkmill Cider has secured an initial order for more than 1,600 bottles of Muckle Toon Rosie for the Whisky Pur Festival in Bavaria. Chris Harrison of Waulkmill Cider, pictured in Berlin, said: “It’s obviously fantastic to come home with my first international order, and quite a sizeable order for me. Traditional Scottish cider may be hard to find in Scotland but German cider is equally elusive, if not more so, with apple wine being the closest they have to. So I see real opportunities for Waulkmill Cider here and I’m very pleased to have been invited to attend this event as part of the Savour the Flavours team.”
Other Dumfries & Galloway produce on show in Berlin included Marrbury Smokehouse salmon, Bladnoch whisky, Dalbeattie Fine Foods haggis, Irvings Bakery oatcakes and shortbread, John Mellis heather honey, Loch Arthur cheese, By Heck! jellies and chutneys, Millbank Parkland Venison sausages, Moffat Water Foods smoked trout, Border Tablet and Galloway Fudge macaroons.