Awards for Highland Chocolatier
For a second year running, Perthshire-based Master Chocolatier Iain Burnett received a prestigious gold accolade in the International Chocolate Awards at Olympia, London this weekend, for one of his Velvet Truffles.
In competition with chocolatiers from all over the globe, his new ‘Caramel with A Twist of Liquorice Velvet Truffle’ topped the board – the only UK chocolatier to win such a distinction in the truffle and praline category this year.
Iain Burnett is based in the village of Grandtully in Highland Perthshire, and the Highland Chocolatier has just celebrated its tenth anniversary. In recent years, Iain’s special expertise in making both ‘naked’ and enrobed (coated) chocolates has made his premises one of the area’s leading tourist attractions.
The Scottish Chocolate Centre at Grandtully, opened in 2010, was the first and only venue of its kind in Scotland dedicated to the promotion of gourmet chocolate. Iain Burnett himself is now Scotland’s most awarded chocolatiers and one of the top three in the UK.