AN EAST Lothian producer has won a national food and drink award for its drink made from Scottish oats.

Brose Original Style oat drink was awarded gold in the drinks category at Scotland’s Speciality Food & Drink Show on January 21-23.

Brose oat milk is made from 100 per cent Scottish oats, is vegan and certified gluten-free, and suitable for people who are intolerant to dairy, lactose, soy and nuts.

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Josh Barton is co-founder and CEO of East Linton-based Brose. He was on hand at the awards ceremony at Glasgow’s SEC to lift the prize.

He said: “We really do have the best oats in the world in Scotland, so it’s great to be recognised for making a product we can be proud of that’s also helping farmers and is sustainable.

“We’re absolutely delighted to win the award.”

Judge Catherine Cameron, of Inverness bakery Cobbs, said: “Entries were of a very high standard and fantastic quality, from flavour to packaging – all worth being winners. The outright winners in each category were not an easy choice for any of us to make but hopefully everyone visiting would agree with the choices which were made and why they just were that bit more special.”

Scotland’s Speciality Food & Drink Show is an annual showcase for the nation’s food and drinks. It is attended by farm shops, cafes, specialist food retailers and food enthusiasts from the UK and overseas.

Brose Original Style oat drink was a silver medallist at last year’s event and also has a Great Taste accreditation from the Guild of Fine Food.