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Abernethy Butter secures Harrods department store order

Published 02/09/2016

Will and Allison Abernethy from Abernethy Butter in Dromara
Will and Allison Abernethy from Abernethy Butter in Dromara

The multi-award winning Abernethy Butter has secured a contract with the luxury London department store Harrods

The Knightsbridge store will stock the Co Down family owned business's three-starred Great Taste Awards smoked butter as well as its regular butter.

The company was recently named in the Top 50 Foods by the influential UK Guild of Fine Food.

Abernethy Butter is based at Dromara in county Down and has been owned and run by husband and wife team Will and Allison Abernethy since 2005. They specialise in producing butter using traditional hand crafting techniques.

All the products are also hand rolled and wrapped on-site and use cream from a neighbouring farm specialising in grass-fed milk.

Will Abernethy said he was delighted to see his produce hit the shelves of one of the world's most famous stores.

He said: "We were really delighted to receive the approach from Harrods following our recent and latest success in the Great Taste Awards.

“Winning business from such an iconic retailer is another very significant boost for the company and tremendous endorsement of the quality of our butters. It will be very beneficial as we continue to develop our retail and foodservice business in Great Britain, our most important market outside Northern Ireland.”

The butters, in addition to regular and smoked, include one flavoured with hand harvested Irish seaweed. They have won widespread acclaim for the small company and are now used by leading chefs such as Heston Blumenthal and Marcus Wareing. Other high profile retail clients include Fortnum and Mason.

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