Here at the Galloway Smokehouse we pride ourselves on our quality control, all our fish are hand filleted, our kilns are small allowing close monitoring of small batches, our raw materials are the best we can find - even our sawdust is specially selected. It is a by product from a nearby cooperage where whisky barrels are refurbished. This sawdust is impregnated with whisky and when burnt in our smokers gives a rich strength of taste to all of our products. All foods are cured with salt before smoking and to balance the harshness most smokehouses add sugar. To give a fuller flavour we add dark syrup and black rum. After smoking we still bone and slice by hand then vacuum pack to seal in the distinctive flavours, a little slower but the results are worth it. So with the best in raw materials, lots of love and attention and that extra special fresh Scottish air, our prize winning smoked foods are a gourmet delight, they can all be kept in the fridge or freezer without any loss in quality. In fact, a selection of Galloway’s finest in the freezer is always good insurance for those emergency gourmet occasions.
Finally we cannot compete with mass production on price but can certainly beat most, if not all, on quality. Fancy something different? We smoke all sorts, and if there is something you would like us to try smoking for you – give us a call! However we also provide a variety of fresh fish, venison and game. On that note, after an Easter that has seen more snow in Galloway than the last 25 years, finally Spring has come. The daffodils are out, we have sunshine again and the local fishermen have been hard at work so that the first fresh lobster and crabs of the year are now available in our shop. If you would like to order these for delivery – please telephone us as these are only available when the boats have been able to go fishing.
Allan E Watson
The first lobsters and crabs of the season are now in the shop
– please telephone us to place an order!