February 16, 2020

North Yorkshire-based Rosebud Preserves’ new season Seville Orange Marmalade range

With Seville Oranges in season, Rosebud Preserves has launched its new season marmalades and Seville Orange Marmalade Gin Liqueur.

They include the award-winning classic Seville Orange Marmalade that the company has been making since Elspeth Biltoft, owner of Rosebud Preserves, founded the company back in 1989. In 2018 this marmalade was awarded a highly coveted gold at the 13th World Original Marmalade Awards held in Cumbria. The Seville Orange Marmalade Gin Liqueur was created last year to celebrate the company’s 30th Birthday.

Elspeth says: “I love this time of year in the kitchen at the farm as the air is scented with the fragrance of gently simmering orange peel.

“We use the best seasonal produce to make our products. For example our Seville oranges are carefully cultivated in orchards in the heart of Andalucía.  The same family has been running the farm for over three generations and the beauty of these oranges is that they have a special sweet bitterness that imparts a superb flavour to our marmalades.

“Our first marmalade was the Seville Orange Marmalade and it’s proved to be a very popular product for us. However, over the years we’ve added to our range by carefully experimenting with different fruits to create tantalizing products packed with the glorious flavour of citrus.”

The full range is available from www.rosebudpreserves.co.uk and includes: 

Seville Orange Marmalade (£3.95/227g)

Classically strong, rich and full flavoured. Naturally set. Unrefined sugar, water Seville oranges 33%, fresh lemon juice, coriander seed. Prepared with 33g of fruit per 100g. Total sugar content 67g per 100g. 

Seville Marmalade with Whisky  (£3.95/227g) 

Traditionally dark, malty and full bodied. Naturally set with unrefined sugar. Coarse Cut. Unrefined sugar, water, Seville oranges 33%, fresh lemon juice, whisky 2%, molasses, coriander seed. Prepared with 33g of fruit per 100g. Total sugar content 67g per 100g.

 Three Fruit Marmalade, Coarse Cut  (£3.95/227g)A refreshing blend of sunshine citrus. Naturally set with unrefined sugar.Unrefined sugar, water, grapefruit 18%, Seville oranges 14%, lemons 6%. Prepared with 38g of fruit per 100g. Total sugar content 65g per 100g

Cider Marmalade (£3.95/227g) A classic coarse cut, robust marmalade made with Seville oranges that is given a refreshing lift with the addition of Ampleforth Abbey Premium Cider. The cider used in this sweet preserve is made from apples grown in the Abbey’s orchards and has matured for approximately six months in the traditional manner. Unrefined sugar, water, Seville oranges, Ampleforth Abbey Premium Cider 3%, fresh lemon juice, coriander seed. Prepared with 33g of fruit per 100g. Total sugar content 67g per 100g.

Seville Orange Marmalade Distilled Gin Liqueur (£29.95/35cl/20% ABV) Rosebud Preserves has captured the spirit of its Seville Orange Marmalade in this uniquely distilled Gin Liqueur. It is made in a traditional copper still to create a deep, dark and warming blend of bitter orange, molassed sugar and botanically rich hand crafted gin, with a truly distinctive flavour. It’s perfect drunk neat, over ice or simply with some tonic added for a longer drink. The new liqueur has been made in partnership with the Spirit of Masham Distillery, a small, craft batch distillery based in the North Yorkshire town of Masham, just a short distance from the home of Rosebud Preserves in Healey. 

Rosebud Preserves has been making its jams, marmalades, chutneys and jellies at Masham, North Yorkshire, since 1989. The company was started by Elspeth Biltoft and her founding principles, to source local produce whenever possible; to cook traditional recipes; and practice time honoured techniques, without the use of additives, preservatives or pectin; remain the same today.