Emma Goudie did it again! After last years gold award for her Seville orange marmelade with Laphroaig whisky, Emma came home from Dalemain Mansion near Penrith with a double gold award for this years entry. This years marmelade was made from organic Seville oranges and a generous dram of Lagavulin 16 year old whisky to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Lagavulin Distillery. The oranges had been brought back in a suitcase from a trip to the mainland, as the Ave Maria Farm organic Seville oranges sold in waitrose make an excellent marmalade.
The Artisan Judges at The World's Original Marmalade Awards scored Emma's marmalade top marks for its appearance, colour, consistency, aroma and flavour awarding it a double gold. This means that The Old Excise House can proudly carry the award winning roundel on their jars of marmalade. The Hotel, B&B and restaurant category is for establishments who make their marmalades in their kitchens. The awards assist marmalade enthusiasts to locate the best hotels, B&B's and restaurants, serving the very best marmalade. Emma said she was delighted to win the award. ' We have a new preserving pan and lots of extra jars to cope with the demand for the award winning preserve'. Come and see us to try some at The Old Excise House at Laphroaig!