…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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Iain R. Spink’s Original Smokies From Arbroath.

Iain is a regularly seen face at Fife Farmer’s Markets, and various Food Shows and events around the country. A well known promoter of the Arbroath Smokie, Iain has been featured on numerous TV programmes such as The BBC’s ‘Coast,’ ‘Jamie’s Great Britain,’ ‘ Great British Menu,’ ‘The Campervan Cook,’ ‘Rick Stein’s Food Heroes,’ ‘UKTV Food Local Food Heroes’ and numerous others.

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Iain R Spink’s Original Smokies From Arbroath Ltd have been included in Great Taste Top 50 Foods in Britain.


Arbroath Smokies produced by Arbroath-based Iain R Spink have been named as one of the Top 50 Foods within the UK.

The list was drawn up as part of the Guild of Fine Food’s annual Great Taste accreditation scheme, which saw 8,807 food and drink products blind-tasted and whittled down over the course of 45 days by 350 experts. See the press release to find out more about the Awards.

Plus Iain’s received a 3 Star Gold Award (the highest level) in the prestigious 2012 Great Taste Awards, the latest in a long line of accolades and awards.

Out And About : See Iain At Shows, Fairs & Markets

He is asked to attend Food Shows, Highland Games, Game Fairs and numerous other events all over the country. The aromas emanating from the burning hardwood logs in his smoking barrel are unmistakable. Iain started up his mobile Arbroath Smokie demonstrations over 10 years ago, and is now regarded as something of an ambassador for the product, his high-profile undoubtedly benefiting other smokie producers in the town, due to the increased awareness of the Arbroath Smokie.

So, if you want to experience Iain’s Arbroath Smokies for yourself, at their best, fresh from the barrel, check the Calendar dates, and plan your visit to Iain Spink’s Original Smokies From Arbroath.

A Few Of Our Awards

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BBC Radio 4 Food Producer of the Year 2006

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Country Living/Sainsbury’s ‘Taste Of Britain’
Gold Award 2007

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Country Living/Waitrose ‘Made In Britain’ Award 2007

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Great Taste 3 Star Gold Award 2012

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UKTV ‘Local Food Hero’ Scottish Regional Winner
& 3rd in UK 2006

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.

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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