This year’s hot Scottish summer has produced a bumper crop of delicious Scotty Brand raspberries that are not officially in season and back on the shelves at Asda – for a limited time only.
This year’s raspberries are larger, sweeter and juicer than ever thanks to sunblock weather filled with long daylight hours. The weather has also caused Scottish raspberries to ripen sooner bringing our much-loved fruit to supermarket shelves quicker. And with sales surging in Scott berries – demand is almost a third higher than last year – as Scots enjoy alfresco dining.
Last year, Scots ate an impressive 12,782 cases of Scotty strawberries and 7399 of Scotty raspberries – the equivalent of over five double decker buses worth of strawberries and almost two buses of raspberries.
Scotty’s raspberries – and also their in-season strawberries – come exclusively from family owned Bruce Farms in Perthshire. The Bruces explored all types of strawberries and raspberries, looking back through various delicious types that had been long forgotten as well as exciting new varieties. They selected four special strawberry varieties for Scotty – Premier, Sonata, Majesty and Malling Centenary. For raspberries they chose Tulameen, Glen Dee and Glen Ample. Harvesting commences in June and lasts through until the start of September.
Why not use these sweet raspberries to make yourself the Very Scotty Berry Cocktail. I promise you it’s delicious!
- 6 Scotty Brand raspberries
- 50ml Daffys Gin
- 20ml freshly squeezed lime juice
- 5 leaves of fresh mint
- 15ml vanilla sugar syrup
Chuck all the ingredients in a blender with ice and blitz until smooth. Pour into a pretty glass an garnish with a raspberry or three and a mint leaf.
AND HERE’S HOW IT’S MADE