Say ‘I do’ to the perfect wedding gift

by Alice 19. August 2014 01:31

Marriage and feasting have gone hand in hand down the aisle of history, and we certainly believe that long and happy lives together benefit from a profusion of great things to eat and drink!

Catering to all budgets and personal tastes, our wedding hampers give a nod to this time honored tradition in unique style.

For brides and grooms that have it all, a personalised bottle of wine or Champagne is the perfect flourish; who wouldn’t love a bottle of fizz with their name on it!

If the happy couple fall firmly in the ‘foodies’ camp and will spend much of their married life in the kitchen, they’ll appreciate any gesture that guarantees gastronomical bliss.

Packed full with locally sourced delights, the Luxury Scottish Artisan Gift Hamper promises many delicious experiences to look forward to on return from their honeymoon.

Relaxing over the Sunday morning papers with Trotter’s Suzanne’s Marmalade, Super Jam pure fruit spread and ‘Cranston Hill’ Espresso Blend. Hosting their first married dinner party with Thistly cross cider aperitifs and Isle of Arran Cheese atop Stag bakery Seaweed Oatcakes to finish…There are so many possibilities to discover, it’s hard to resist buying one for yourself too!

For a gift that they’ll love and cherish year on year, the Jewels in the Crown Luxury Hamper really fits the bill. Presented within a gorgeous chest, this lavish selection box is a treasure trove of fine wine, rich food and indulgent nibbles.

Epicure Duck and Orange Pate, Monty Bojangles French Cocoa Dusted Truffles, and The Condiment Co.’s smoked salmon, lemon and black better dip – these indulgences shout ‘something special’ making this big gift perfect for big days.  

Forget settling for the last desirable item on the wedding gift list, and give your friends or loved ones a taste of the finer things to enjoy.

From the Outer Hebrides to Our Hampers

by Alice 9. August 2014 00:03

Every one of Stag Bakeries’ delicious, handmade treats braves an ocean crossing before being delivered to us here on the mainland.

They were already widely respected for their delicious water biscuits before they came up with the idea of putting Hebridean seaweed into the mix.

And because the company believes in locally-sourced goods, the blend of local seaweed they use has a taste that can only be found in the waters near Lewis.

General Manager Alasdair Maclean explained the thought behind this novel idea:

“We tried to do something that could not be replicated by anyone else, and by using ingredients that are unique to the island we feel as though we’ve accomplished that”.

Stag Bakeries is very proud to serve Lewis as an important part of the local community. A good example of this is that a large proportion of the island population is employed there, often joining as young, eager workers and going on to become highly skilled bakers.

To further serve the community, two mobile bakeries, are driven throughout the island, taking with them batches of fresh bread and rolls just as the morning sun rises. 

Traditional delights such as crumbly shortbread, yummy oatcakes and sweet butterscotch cake are also lovingly crafted inside the bakery walls.

These are of such high quality that they are exported all over the globe, even as far as a small artisan store opposite the Bolshoi Theatre in Russia.

Not a thing Stag Bakeries craft is available in supermarkets, as they believe in creating smaller batches of extremely high quality goods. 

This quality was made evident when in 2013 they won a Great Taste Award for Best Speciality Product for their seaweed water biscuits - and you’ll certainly realise why once you taste them.

It is with great pleasure that we stock Stag Bakeries’ produce in our artisan hampers, as we know you’ll love them every bit as much as we do.