Little Scotney Best Bitter awarded the National Trust Fine Farm
Produce Award 2008
a ceremony at Chartwell in early September, the Little Scotney Best
Bitter was awarded the National Trust's Fine Farm Produce Award.
The awards are designed to recognise high environmental and animal
welfare standards, high-quality production methods and great-tasting
Macklin, head of agriculture at the National Trust, said: "Every
year the standard gets higher and it's great to know that so many
of our producers really care about what they produce. For
me, it's still fascinating how simple things such as the breeding,
maturation or even the finishing diet can influence the flavour
of what arrives on a plate."
tasting panel included Henrietta Green from Food Lovers' Britain,
Sara Buenfeld (food editor with BBC Good Food) and Richard McGeown
who was trained by Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre-White and Raymond
the producers who received an award will be able to use the Fine
Farm Produce Award branding on their products.