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Harrods lists award-winning vinegars from Burren Balsamics

Bob McDonald and Susie Hamilton Stubber of Burren Balsamics in Co Armagh.

Burren Balsamics, an award-winning producer of infused balsamic vinegars in Northern Ireland, has won its first business with Harrods, the prestigious department store in London.

Based at Richhill in Co Armagh, Burren Balsamics has supplied a range of nine products including its recently launched Irish Peat Smoked and Irish Heritage Apple White Balsamic to the store.

The important order for the small business, which has won a string of UK Great Taste and Blas na hÉireann awards for its unique vinegars, also includes Balsamic Salt. The Irish Peat Smoked was recently awarded Best New Product at the Great British Food Awards.

The products have been created by Susie Hamilton Stubber, who founded the innovation-led enterprise in February 2014, and business partner Bob McDonald.

“We are very excited to be supplying such a significant and influential retailer with so many of our products,” said Hamilton Stubber. “The listing is a tremendous boost for us especially at this very challenging time for businesses everywhere.

“This is an immensely important breakthrough for us with what is probably the world’s best-known store with superb food halls which attracts customers from most parts of London, other regions of Britain and from across the world.

“We first met a senior buyer from Harrods at the Blas na Éireann Irish National Food Awards in Dingle, county Kerry in 2017.”

Hamilton Stubber originally developed the unique and distinctive vinegars using natural ingredients including fruits sourced from growers in Armagh to enable professional chefs and home cooks to add deliciously different flavours to their dishes.

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