Brigston & Co. celebrates Burn's night with Scotland's first ever 'Scottie Dog'

Award winning artisan craft smoked hot dog maker Brigston & Co. has created a limited-edition haggis infused hot dog for Burns’ Night 2020.  

The ‘Scottie Dog’ is available for wholesale purchase Scotland-wide from 15 January until mid February; the perfect product for bars, restaurants, caterers and retailers to trade up for Burn’s Night next year.  Whether an addition to existing menus as a Burns Night special or a key ingredient for a Burn’s supper with a twist, the Scottie Dog is an essential ingredient with quality and provenance credentials at its core. 

All Brigston & Co. hot dogs are made with Scottish Farm Assured beef and pork, combined with a secret blend of ten herbs and spices.  Earlier this year, the core product was recognised with a coveted Great Taste Award, widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and specialty food producers. 

It’s husband and wife team, Claire Drysdale and Euan McGregor aim to reinvent and change perceptions of the humble hot dog, previously perceived as a low quality, fast food product to a versatile gourmet food choice.  

Claire, who brings 30 years’ experience in the catering industry to her new role as co-founder and director of Brigston & Co. says, “We recognised that people were seeking something different when it came to ‘fast food’.  Hot dogs are a fantastic product - tasty and versatile.  They didn’t need to live up to their stereotype as cheap and emulsified.  There was a gap in the market to create a quality hot dog with excellent provenance and taste credentials.  

Starting out with a food truck, Claire and Euan quickly realised there was a demand for hot dogs of different varieties.  Claire says, “The versatility of the hot dog enabled us to create different flavour combinations using toppings and our homemade condiments such as our BBQ sauce which we make using Illy espresso coffee.  The Scottie Dog is our latest invention and a first of its kind in Scotland - perfect paired with some Lockerbie cheddar and chutney or a creamy whisky sauce with crispy onions.  We hope restaurants, bars and retailers will give it a try this year.  If we have positive feedback, we may investigate launching this as a new product in our core range.”

The Scottie Dog is available to purchase as an 8 x 120g pack frozen from Williamson FoodService and Braehead Foods, and 4 x 100g fresh from Campbell’s Prime Meats online.