Lincoln jam maker’s Dambuster chutney given gold star at Great Taste Awards

Lincoln’s ‘queen of preserves’ Jenny Smith is going all-out to take an award-winning chutney to a wider market after scooping a ‘gold star’ in a major competition.

Jenny’s Dambusters’ Chutney gained interest at the recent Great Taste Awards, run by The Guild of Fine Foods, where it was awarded one gold star, confirming that the product is ‘simply delicious’.

She said: “I was thrilled to get a one gold star rating at The Great Tastes Awards.

Tom Wood’s beer is the ‘magic’ ingredient

“It means that I can add a gold star to my chutney jar labels, highlighting that it has impressed judges in a professional competition.”

Jenny’s product includes a mix of selected vegetables and dried apricots, but it is Lincolnshire Tom Wood Beers’ Bomber County Ale which take centre stage in the recipe.

Jenny added: “I was worried when Tom Wood Beers went into administration in the middle of this year. However, after meeting Mark the man who is taking Tom Wood Beers forward at the Lincoln farmers market, the company is continuing to trade and it will still be able to supply me with Bomber County Ale.”

Tom Wood Beers is now waiting for its brewing licenses to be transferred to the new owners.

Director Mark Smith said: “We are trading in administration in order to protect the jobs and brand whilst we restructure the company, therefore putting it on a firmer footing, and continuing to brew great beer.

“I want to congratulate Jenny on her latest success and to say that we have every intention of continuing to be the proud supplier of the “magic” ingredient for her great chutney.”