DH Robertson’s Sausages Have Plenty to Beef About

An Angus family butcher has been crowned Scotland’s sausage supremo.

Delighted DH Robertson of Arbroath won the title of having the nation’s best beef link banger after serving up its championship contender for the first time.

Its flavour hit the spot with judges in the 2022 Scottish Craft Butchers Awards.

The thriving Fisheracre business saw off competition from across the country.  And owner Steven Bennett admitted they were surprised but delighted with the win.

“We’ve been working on an old recipe I was given when I was an apprentice,” he said.

Over time it has been tweaked and perfected to satisfy the appetite of shop customers.

Steven added: “We entered it for the championship in hope rather than expectation.

“So we’re absolutely overwhelmed to emerge as champions – it’s just fantastic.

“To know we make the best beef link sausages in Scotland takes a little bit of getting used to, but we’re thrilled to bits.”

Steven praised his young apprentices who have been in charge of the sausage development and production.

The staff includes Steven’s daughter, Arianne, a previous Scottish Craft Butchers apprentice of the year winner.

“The pressure is now on to make sure we produce plenty of beef links to let everyone taste the best in Scotland,” he said.

“We’ll be ensuring we don’t let the quality slip.”

Pork and beef links account for a large part of DH Robertson’s business.

The business says locally sourced, top quality meat and making the sausages by hand at the shop is the recipe for success.

“Our customers will be thrilled,” said Steven.

“They’re very loyal and supportive.

“And the touching feedback we receive when we do well is just amazing.

“A Scottish championship for a core product is hard to beat, so we’ll be dining out on this for a long time to come.”

Scottish Craft Butchers president Tom Courts said: “We’re seeing the very best of the best take this year’s championships.”

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