A microwaveable black pudding and a 70-year-old whiskey have made this year’s Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards shortlist.

The 18 winners from an 50-strong shortlist will be announced at a ceremony at the Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel on 24 May.

“It is exciting to see companies we support succeed,” said Michael Mccallion, title sponsor Asda’s local buying manager for Scotland.

The awards are sponsored by The Grocer.