Salmon specialist JCS Fish is celebrating no fewer than six Great Taste stars across its smoked fish products. BigFish™ Traditional Smoked Salmon and BigFish Traditional Smoked Sea Trout were recognised for the third year running in these awards, this time with two Great Taste Stars each, whilst BigFish Signature Smoked Trout and Signature Smoked Salmon received their first Great Taste recognition, each achieving One Star status.
Organised by the Guild of Fine Food, the Great Taste awards are judged by discerning palates belonging to food critics, chefs, restaurateurs, retailers, food writers and journalists. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to an outstanding product, discovered through hours of blind tasting.
Founder and director of JCS Fish, Andrew Coulbeck, says, “It was a big decision for us to go back into salmon smoking a couple of years ago but the investment in our Grimsby smokehouse has really paid off. This is the third time in 12 months that we have been recognised for the quality of our smoked products[i][i], a tribute to the care and attention to detail which our smokehouse team puts in every day.”
BigFish smoked products are sold in independent retailers across the UK and also available direct from the BigFish website and Ocado.
[i][i] BigFish Signature Oak Smoked Sea Trout won UK’s Best Smoked Fish in the Quality Food Awards, November 2019 and BigFish Signature Oak Smoked Salmon received Silver in the international Monde Selection Awards in April 2020.