Our secret is in our history
Ritchie's use traditional methods of hand curing and smoking fish, a process which has all but died out in some areas. Our smokehouse, based in Watergate, Rothesay, has been operation since 1888 - one of the oldest and finest in Scotland.
Smoking fish is a specialised skill, and the craftsmen that smoke our fish happen to be very good at it. Their art form has been recognised by our returning customer base. We are passionate not only about our heritage, but also in preserving the age old traditional smoking process so that it can be enjoyed by future generations.
Whilst curing and smoking originally came about as a way to preserve fish, it has a wholesome and unique effect on the flavour. At Ritchie's,
we begin by sourcing the highest quality fish. We then cure the fish to our own secret recipe for two days and nights.
Finally, the fish is then smoked over oak shavings (from Scotch whisky casks) in our 100 year old kilns.
All our smoked products are free from artificial colours and flavours