Awards & Recognitions

Since 2010, our international smoked salmon brands have won over 87 awards globally for innovation and taste.

GTA Awards Since 2010

Great Taste Awards

GTAs are organized by the Guild of Fine Foods. An entity formed in 1995 with a mission to create close links between supplier’s retailers and wholesalers throughout the UK. Of all the food award schemes, the GREAT TASTE AWARDS is the most important. Completely independent and uncompromisingly rigorous, it is trusted by retailers, buyers and consumers. GREAT TASTE is to specialty food and drink what MICHELIN is to fine dining.

"This looks stunning. It cuts perfectly and the salmon is consistent throughout the fillet. It shines but does not feel oily. The texture is firm yet melts in the mouth. The flavours develop from salmon notes through the gentle smoking and onwards, giving both length and depth. Totally delicious."

GTA Judge
Scotch Reserve Scottish Smoked Salmon
2022 ★★ ★

Gold Medal
Grand Gold
Silver Medal

Monde Selection Quality Awards

Based in Belgium, the Monde Selection, International Institute for Quality Selections has been developing for nearly 50 years a unique expertise to test and analyze consumer goods from all over the world to grant them an internationally renowned quality award. The award is a guarantee of quality to the consumer as it assures that the product he intends to buy has been tested and approved by a totally independent professional jury.

SeaFood Excellence & SeaFood Excellence Global Awards

St. James Smokehouse was recently awarded “Best New Retail Product” at the Seafood Expo North America 2019 and “Special Award Retail Packaging” at the Seafood Expo Global 2019 for SAINT Pure Salmon, smoked with Florida orange & grapefruit. The new contemporary brand is hand-crafted in Miami and joins our previous winner St. James Scotch Reserve infused with Hendrick’s Scottish Gin & Tonic which was also crowned “Best New Retail Product” at the the International Boston Seafood Show in 2011.

Good HouseKeeping

In 2018, St James Smokehouse was proud to top the list of Good Housekeeping Food Awards' best smoked salmon for the end of year holiday season with its Scotch Reserve Gin & Tonic Scottish Smoked Salmon. Our original variety also made the list at number 6.

"We loved the fresh, peachy pink appearance with lemon grated on top for a decadent finish. The boozy gin, juniper and lemon infusion packs a punch. Citric notes go well with the gin for a festive aroma. We picked up on a slight bitterness and delicate smoky taste, but some testers found the citrus a little overwhelming. Our testers loved the soft texture."

Good Housekeeping
Scotch Reserve Scottish Smoked Salmon
Gin & Tonic
2018 #1

Scotland Food & Drink

In May 2011, St. James Smokehouse was awarded the prestigious titles of Scotland Food & Drink "International Business of year 2011" and "Business of the year 2011". In 2013, St James Smokehouse was proud to achieve further success at the Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards, winning in the "Export Business of the Year" category and being named "Scotland Business of the Year" for the second time.  Our company was described by the judges as an excellent example of a small company taking its product to the world with fantastic growth ambitions.

Gulf Seafood Show 2011

In February 2011, St. James Smokehouse exhibited at the Gulfood 2011 Show in Dubai, for the very first time. We are delighted and proud that out of 3,500 vendors attending the show, St. James Scotch Reserve was crowned "Best Chilled or Frozen Food" at the World’s Biggest Annual Food & Hospitality Event - GULFOOD 2011, Dubai.


St. James Smokehouse was a proud partner of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at the British Embassy in Rome, Italy. On June 9th, 2022 the British Ambassador to Italy hosted the Queen's Birthday Party in Rome. Our award-winning smoked salmon was featured on the menu at the celebration.

"Her Majesty's Ambassador Lord Edward Llewellyn and Consul-General Milan Catriona Graham would like to express their gratitude to St. James Smokehouse for the generous support to the Queen's Birthday Party 2022."

Certificate of Appreciation - VIEW
British Embassy Rome
20 July 2022