Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier is unveiling an original and truly Scottish Velvet Truffle specially designed for this momentous year of sporting and cultural events in Scotland’s calendar – The Homecoming, the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup. This Scottish Velvet Truffle is a taste of Scotland’s finest cuisine and a celebration of the country’s wild food tradition.
Iain Burnett, one of the few truffle specialists in the world, has created a wonderful new Velvet Truffle to add to the international award-winning range, which are all created in the company’s bespoke chocolate kitchen in Grandtully on the banks of the River Tay. The inspiration for this “Scottish” Velvet Truffle has come from local hillsides covered in purple heather and a fruit that Scotland is famous for – the raspberry. Crushed raspberries with heather honey have been added to a Madagascan vanilla white Velvet Truffle which has been finished with a unique and very Scottish pattern using Scotland’s iconic thistle, designed by Iain himself.
The historic town of St Andrews and the Highland Chocolatier’s new retail store on South Street has been carefully chosen to launch – and taste – this amazing chocolate. It is the perfect venue for one of Europe’s top chocolatiers to share the on-going success and expansion plans.
Following the recent successes in receiving the prestigious Scotland Food & Drink Product of the Year Award and its contract to supply British Airways, the launch of the new store in St Andrews was a fitting opportunity to outline plans for continued growth and expansion.
The company’s Managing Director, Janice Kennedy today spoke of the “the company going from strength to strength and continued drive to achieve the highest level of customer experience and product innovation. Since our chocolates have been flying around the world and tasted by clients on BA First we have seen massive growth through our online shop. Our sights are now firmly set on expanding our retail offering, and South Street, St Andrews is the ideal location for us to launch our significant retail growth expansion plans which will mean 4 more outlets across the UK. We are actively seeking the right locations.”
To mark the occasion, award winning Michelin Star local chef, Geoffrey Smeddle from The Peat Inn by St Andrews, officially opened the shop by cutting the ribbon alongside Iain Burnett.