Wales has held its first ever food and drink award scheme to recognise excellence and inspiration in its food and drink industry.

There were more than 500 entries for the eight categories of the True Taste Wales Food and Drink awards organised by the Welsh Development Agency.

The winners included The Welsh Whisky Company which won gold in the Deliciously Different category, while Rachel’s Organic Dairy won silver in the Ambassador of the Year category.

All the winners from this inaugural event will be able to display the new True Taste Awards branding on their products and literature.

Launched in August the new industry brand - “Wales: The True Taste” - aims to unite the industry and provide a “coherent and powerful” message to all who encounter Welsh Food and Drink.

More than 400 guests attended the awards.