NORTH Cumbrian beekeeper and honey producer, Nook Farm Honey, has been named among the top food and drink producers globally this year, picking up a highly prized 1-star Great Taste award for its Yorkshire Heather Honey.

14,195 products were put through the competition’s rigorous blind judging process; and Nook Farm Honey was praised by the judges for its “ big and enticing aroma and richly golden and glistening honey.” at the world’s most coveted food and drink awards.

4,088 products were awarded a Great Taste 1-star – ‘food and drink that delivers fantastic flavour’, 1,568 were awarded a Great Taste 2-star – ‘above and beyond delicious’, and 248 were awarded a Great Taste 3-star – ‘extraordinarily tasty food and drink’.

News and Star: Nook Farm is located right up on the Scottish borderNook Farm is located right up on the Scottish border (Image: Nook Farm Honey)Described as “Smoky and bold with a thick texture," this honey was a big hit with the Great Taste judges.

Made from nectar from the Heather flowers that grow in August up on the moors, the Yorkshire Heather Honey was one of almost 6,000 products to receive a Great Taste award in 2023.

Helen Griggs from Nook Farm Honey, said: “We are thrilled to have won another Great Taste award this time for our Yorkshire Heather Honey.

"We are always happy when our honey is recognised for its quality and special flavour.

"I am proud to be adding the prestigious black and gold Great Taste badge of honour to our Yorkshire Heather Honey this year.

News and Star: Nook Farm's award winning honeyNook Farm's award winning honey (Image: Nook Farm Honey)“Being recognised with a Great Taste 1-star means so much to independent producers such as myself, as it makes all the hard work and determination worth it.

"Great Taste is the most recognised accolade for taste and quality in the food and drink industry, so it’s a huge moment for us.

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Recognised as a stamp of excellence and actively sought out by food lovers and retailers alike, Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, values taste above all else. 

This year, judging took place over 89 days in Dorset and London, with a panel of more than 500 judges putting the products to the test.

The line-up saw food and drink products submitted from an extraordinary 109 different countries across the world.

The Yorkshire Heather Honey is available online with jars from £9.99.

For more information about Nook Farm Honey visit their website.