You cannot beat the taste and velvety texture of real Scottish Smoked Salmon. Only Gourmet's Choice, one of the oldest smoked salmon producers in Scotland, knows how to make that noticeable difference to the flavour of salmon compared with other Scottish Smokers.
Our salmon come from fresh, fast-flowing waters and are fed on a natural diet that reflects their choice in the wild. This means a better texture and taste - before the traditional smoking process begins.
We work with quality suppliers, some of whom are monitored by the RSPCA and who hold Freedom Foods accreditation for care of their salmon......and we do care about our salmon! Only the best, carefully selected fish are used in the smoking process. This maintains our reputation for providing delicious smoked salmon to the highest standards - those set by our family.
Our smoking process which the Sutherland family have developed since the early 1900’s is started as soon as possible after catch.
The process is bespoke and still remains a family secret, but there are basically two stages.
The fish are prepared for the kiln by salting. At this stage the freshest fish are used and careful handling to preserve the texture and appearance is imperative.
During stage two the salmon are placed in the kiln where smoke from the burning shavings of oak casks caress and penetrate the salmon flesh to give that special award winning Gourmet’s Choice flavour.
No artificial chemicals or preservatives are used.
The combination of the freshest salmon, skill, experience and attention to detail, results in the production of the finest Scottish smoked salmon available.
All of our salmon products are now available for online purchase, bringing the wonderful taste of Sutherland’s to your doorstep.
For those closer to Portsoy please pop down and visit our shop where you can buy in person, and don’t forget, we are always available at the annual Portsoy Boat Festival which takes place every June.