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The Highland Chocolatier at Grandtully

Highland Perthshire's Chocolatier wins Gold, Silver and Bronze in London 

Iain Burnett The Highland Chocolatier, based at Grandtully, between Aberfeldy and Pitlochry, has received five awards - one in every category entered for his unique Velvet Truffles. The international Academy of Chocolate Awards were held at Fortnum & Masons, London.

The Academy is an organisation for chocolate professionals, with leading food journalists and Michelin starred chefs tasting and scoring the entries. Entries were sent in by top chocolatiers all around the world.

Iain Burnett's Velvet Truffles were awarded two Golds, two Silvers and one Bronze for Best Truffle and Best Filled Chocolate categories. 

The winning recipes included:-

  • the pure Mild and Dark varieties of the Velvet Truffle,
  • and infusions with Assam Tea & Green Cardamom,
  • Crushed Raspberries & Black Pepper
  • and White Lime & Chilli.

Burnett said, "It is particularly gratifying to see the top awards going to the Velvet Truffle in its purest form, where the judges were tasting only the delicate flavour profiles of the cocoas and fresh dairy."

The Highland Chocolatier, can be visited at their premises at Legends of Grandtully. Grandtully is a small village on the banks of the river Tay, on the A827 between the towns of Aberfeldy, Dunkeld and Pitlochry.

In the last 5 years that Iain Burnett has caught the attention of the culinary world, nominations and awards have been accumulating including Scotland Food & Drink Excellence, Best Food Service Product, Great Taste Triple Gold Stars, Spirit of Scotland, and Food Tourism for his creation of the Scottish Chocolate Centre, an exhibition dedicated to gourmet chocolate.

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