Alex Spink and Sons
Family business producing oak-smoked smokies for sale, wholesale and online. Also sells hot smoked salmon and trout.
This family business has been built up since 1977, specialising in producing the famous Arbroath smokies and supplying wholesale fish and an online ordering service. There are now three branches, in Arbroath, as well as Blairgowrie and Lochee. They use oak rather than beech in the smoking process, and sell hot smoked salmon, smoked salmon and hot smoked trout in addition to the popular hot smoked haddock speciality. Iain R Spink prepares his smokies here before taking them to food fairs or farmers' markets.
- Open since: 1977
Reviews & features
Smoking hot fish10 May 2017
Arbroath smokies are special, but there's even more you can cook over a barrel, according to Iain Spink
If there's a market or festival happening in the Northeast of Scotland and you get a whiff of smoke – smokie smoke from a beech and oak wood fire – you know you're in luck. Iain Spink, a fifth generation maker of Arbroath smokies and author of The…
Arbroath smokies making a splash27 Feb 2015
Few Scottish delicacies are as firmly rooted as the Arbroath smokie, yet this fish is on the move
When Iain Spink and his mobile smoking barrel are in town, the public tend not to need directions as to where to find him they just follow the smoke. Organisers are aware that what I do attracts a lot of attention, he says, referring to the various food…
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.