Iain R Spink Original Smokies from Arbroath
Not open to the public.
- Telephone 01241 860303
- Website www.arbroathsmokies.net
An Arbroath smokie, or even a smoked trout, hot from Iain Spink's barrel is right up there with any world-class street food. Author of The Arbroath Smokie Bible, he’s an expert on the subject, with celebrity chefs such as Rick Stein, Jamie Oliver and Nigel Slater eager to tap into his knowledge and showcase his produce. The smoking itself takes place at various food events through the year and at weekly farmers' markets across the region – look out for upcoming events on his interesting website, and then sniff out the beech and oak smoke on the day.
Reviews & features
The story behind Arbroath smokies9 Jul 2012
Its name now protected by law, the Arbroath smokie is one of Angus's enduring food emblems
Nowadays in the Fit o’ the Toon, the area of land given to attract fishermen to Arbroath in the 1800s, there are still many artisanal fishmongers making smokies in their backyards to their own subtly different family methods.
Michelin-starred chef Martin Wishart offers some pointers on Scotland's smoked fish1 May 2009
The smoking of fish is one of the few Scottish traditional practices related to food to be flourishing today. Here we provide a spotters’ guide to the differences in Scotland’s best-known smoked fish, while Michelin-starred chef Martin Wishart offers…