A Hebridean Collaboration Continued

Salmon fillet

For those of you that aren’t familiar with the incredible Salar Smokehouse on the Isle of South Uist, please allow us to enlighten you.

The clue is in the name, Salar Smokehouse is a successful smokehouse for none other than fresh Scottish Salmon! With award-winning produce and delightful flavourings, they really do cater to all palates.

We are delighted to be working with the ever-growing Salar, a company which takes pride in producing the highest level of product for their customers. Not only is their flaky salmon fantastic, but their company ethos is also admirable. Located within the Western Isles, working in the beautiful surroundings of South Uist and only a stone-throw away from the sea, you’re in for a treat with the freshest local seafood and ingredients.

Now I hear you ask yourself the question, how are we collaborating together? If you haven’t already guessed, can you think of a better combination than Barra Atlantic Gin infused salmon? That’s right, the team at Salar Smokehouse have created a stunning combination of our island spirit infused onto the most delicious salmon. A work of art and passion between our Island of Barra and the Island of South Uist.

You can keep an eye on this product becoming available soon, direct on Salar Smokehouse’s website. The below text has been extracted from this website and you can read further on this link; https://www.salarsmokehouse.co.uk/

“Salar Smokehouse opened as a small business in South Uist in about 1997, with the original owner designing and building his own unique kilns.

We are fortunate to be located in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt locations in the world where community and culture are still prominent. On a daily basis we are surrounded by fantastic scenery, an abundance of wild life, including sea eagles, otters, and wild deer.

Our award-winning Flaky Smoked Salmon has won numerous awards since it was first produced on the premises and we aim to continue to build on past successes. Salar won the New Business at the Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards 2017 and also the Young Shining Star Award for Donald Maclachlan (Head Smoker) who at 19 years excels in all his work.

In 2015 the opportunity arose for the company to be purchased by Iain MacRury who will continue the legacy with a back to basics approach and the relaunching of the famous Salar brand.

Today Salar employs a team of 6 dedicated and highly skilled local people all year round and also employs seasonal staff during peak times throughout the year. The high standard and quality of our original Flaky product enjoyed worldwide is a testament to the dedication and skills of our team who are all multi-skilled and take pride in producing only the finest quality smoked salmon to offer the ultimate customer experience.

Our team is also dedicated to new product development to offer a further range of exciting new unique recipes to our customers.

Produced in small batches, the distinctive flavour and texture of our Flaky salmon is different to any other hot smoked products due to the unique hand-built kilns and treasured recipe. Our smoked cooked salmon retains all the natural omega 3 oils and nutrients and produces the succulent but firm Flaky texture which only Flaky Smoked Salmon can provide.

We source only the highest quality Atlantic salmon (Salmo Salar) from Scottish salmon producers which is reared in the clear waters off the coast of Scotland.

Our processes are simple and old fashioned in a way, handmade throughout the process, ensuring each portion of our smoked salmon is handled with pride and quality. It takes years of experience and patience to master this process, one that cannot be rushed.” 

We’re excited for you all to try Salar Smokehouses Barra Atlantic Gin infused smoked salmon in the near future. Make sure to have your Barra G&T at the ready for this phenomenal combination of bursting flavours.

A special thank you to Iain MacRury for creating a beautiful product which we are delighted to be a part of. Working with fellow Islanders means the world to both us and Salar Smokehouse and we can’t wait to build on our relationship in the future. 

*All photo's used have been granted permission from Salar Smokehouse*

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