NOTE - WILD SMOKED SALMON - Our wild smoked salmon is in limited stock - It is "Gold dust" this year, and genuine wild smoked scottish salmon is in very short supply - Our prices is still exceptional value -
We are one of the very few traditional Net & Coble Salmon Fishermen teams left - and during our fishing season, we catch, tag and kill. We freeze our salmon fresh whole off the tide, and smoked to order in December.
The Marr Family - Salmon Fishermen since 1890 and to this day, Vincent and his wife Ruby still fish the River Cree.
Since 1996, award winning, Vincent Marr has been producing for Michelin starred chefs, royalty, celebrities & movie stars. To this very day, Vincent still hand produces every single item of food which goes out of his smokery, set amidst the Galloway Hills.
His smokehouse itself is not open to the public. It is his private space, where he prefers to work alone, to maintain a consistency of product which meets the demands of elite hotel restaurants such as The Gleneagles Hotel, or a Michelin Chef such as Andrew Fairlie.
His clientele is a "who's who" of the catering industry and as he gets older, he is happy to limit production to maintain that special relationship he has with his chefs.
Our online shop is mainly available for the festive period. Unlike many mass produced smokehouses Marrbury does not pre freeze, instead, even during December, Vincent works tirelessly through the wee sma' hours, to ensure every order is fulfilled.
The Scottish Tourist Board 5 star shop and bistro at Carsluith is open 48 weeks of the year - The day of course may come when Vincent passes his business & it's secrets on, but meanwhile, retirement is quite some years off so Marrbury is still very much on the menu.
People ask "Why is it so different?" "How come Marrbury smoked salmon has its truly unique flavour?" "Is it because Vincent smokes his salmon over old whisky oak barrel shavings & juniper berries?".. The truth? All of this and so much more. Above all, it is Vincent's personal attention to his kilns, his awareness of the weather, the draw of the flue, how salt will cure differently according to humidity.. there are numerous elements which affect his process. It is not HOW.. it is simply WHO..
Vincent's pride, his passion for his craft, and his lifetime's experience of being a "Net & Coble" salmon fisherman - these are the true ingredients which makes Marrbury so magical.
Available for you at home - You can order securely online, or call our shop on 01671 820476