…That is one of the world’s great taste experiences… they are just unbelievably tasty.

Nick Nairn
Chef, restaurateur, author & presenter

…they are incomparable.

Jeremy Lee
Chef & food writer

…that’s as good as fish gets.

Neil Oliver
Archaeologist, historian, author & broadcaster

That is just beautiful. It is just perfect.

Kaye Adams
Presenter & columnist

I have never tasted Arbroath Smokie like that in my life. That is just sensational — you’re just in a different realm.

Rosemary Schrager
Chef, teacher, author & presenter

That fish is just fantastic. It doesn’t really get better than that.

Oliver Rowe
Chef, restaurateur & presenter

I am not a fan of the term ‘food hero’… if I was forced to choose one person to bear that burden it would be Iain R. Spink, the guardian of the Arbroath Smokie…

Simon Majumdar
Food writer, author & broadcaster

They were delicious…

Gordon Ramsay
Chef, restaurateur, author & presenter

It has a rich creaminess and moisture, and fresh like that is undoubtedly the best way to eat Smokies.

Martin Wishart
Food writer, author & columnist

…eye-opening, a revelation in taste and texture

Nigel Slater
Cook, food writer, author & presenter

That flavour was just so immense… A delight to eat your food… This man is creating a whole new culinary education.

Gary Rhodes
Chef, restaurateur, author & presenter

The moist warm flesh is divine. It is one of the best fish I have ever tasted.

Sue Lawrence
Food writer, author & columnist

Simply some of the most delicious fish I’ve ever had. Nice one, Iain.

Jamie Oliver
Chef, restaurateur, author & presenter

Arbroath Smokies from Iain R Spink
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Forthcoming Events

Iain regularly demonstrates his art (and does a roaring trade) at Food Shows, Highland Games, Game Fairs and numerous other events all over the country, particularly over the Summer months. Next dates in the diary are listed below :

Friday 01 August 2014

Moy Game Fair

Saturday 02 August 2014

Moy Game Fair

Saturday 02 August 2014

St Andrews Farmers' Market

Wednesday 06 August 2014

Killin Highland Games (tbc)

Saturday 09 August 2014

Arbroath Seafest

Saturday 09 August 2014

Dunfermline Farmers' Market

Sunday 10 August 2014

Arbroath Seafest

Thursday 14 August 2014

Tain Highland Games

The Arbroath Smokie Bible

 Arbroath Smokie Bible

Iain’s written a book! ‘The Arbroath Smokie Bible’ includes the history of the Smokie, the skilled process involved in its preparation plus a collection of recipes.

Find out more and buy online

Did You Know?

EC ‘Protected Geographical Status’ means only haddock smoked using traditional methods within a five-mile radius of Arbroath can use the name ‘Arbroath Smokie.’

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