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Willow & Greene scoops gold at the 2023 World Marmalade Awards

Willow and Greene's award winning ways continued in 2023 - with our Bushmills Single Malt Whiskey Luxury Marmalade scooping a gold award in the Artisan section of the World Marmalade Awards.

The awards were announced at Dalemain Mansion in Penrith, Cumbria on March 25.

Made using Bushmills 12-Year-Old Single Malt Whiskey, judges awarded us full marks.  (Fortnum & Mason were so impressed that they requested 100 - 500 pots for their flagship London store. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough stock to fulfil this order.)

Willow & Greene also picked up a Silver Award for Blood Orange & Black Arch Gin Marmalade, as well as Bronze Awards for Seville Orange Marmalade, Seville & Cointreau Marmalade, Seville & Aperol Marmalade and a Certificate of Merit for our Seville & Ginger Marmalade.


The Marmalade Awards received entries from more than 33 countries worldwide, including Ukraine, Spain, Canada, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Japan, Taiwan, and Argentina.

Founder of the Awards, Jane Hasell-McCosh said: “Artisan makers are so valuable to our marmalade community and the variation and creativity of the entrants this year has been notable. Willow & Greene’s marmalade has been decorated with these awards to reflect its very high calibre”.

2022 brings more World Marmalade success for Willow & Greene

Northern Irish artisanal producer Willow & Greene is celebrating further success in the 2022 World Marmalade competition, winning four awards.

They were:

  • Bronze for Orange and Passionfruit Marmalade

  • Bronze for Seville Orange Marmalade

  • Certificate of Merit: Bushmills Single Malt Whiskey Luxury Marmalade

  • Certificate of Merit: Clementine and Gin Marmalade


Kerry Connolly of Willow & Greene said: "I'm overjoyed to get further recognition of our world-class marmalades

which are hand-made in small batches."​


Willow & Greene wins two prizes at the World Marmalade Awards 2021

Artisanal producer Willow & Greene has found success at the World Artisan Marmalade Awards, receiving a Silver Award for their Spiced Pumpkin Marmalade and a Bronze Award for their Clementine & Aperol Marmalade, proving it really is some of the best in the world!

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These preserves were particularly loved for their interesting ingredients and the judges were very impressed with the appearance, colour, consistency, aroma and flavour of both preserves.


Willow and Greene owner Kerry Connolly said: ‘We are so pleased to have won this award against such strong competition from all over the world.


“We have been making our marmalade for two years and have always thought that it is some of the best marmalade we’ve ever tasted, so it’s nice to have the Award to prove it!’

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Willow and Greene is based in Straid, Co Antrim. As well as making marmalade, the company makes a range of products and services for gardeners and cooks, including preserves, chutneys, gardening classes and events that promote nurture and the advantages of growing your own flowers and vegetables.

Willow & Greene marmalades, preserves and chutneys can be bought in a variety of places, including at their monthly gardening classes in Ballynure (Methodist Church, first Wednesday of the month) and Larne (Tennis & Bowling Club, first Monday of the month). 


The Marmalade Awards received a record-breaking number of entries this year, with over 3000 jars from more than 30 countries worldwide, including Japan, Canada, Australia, Kuwait and the Dominican Republic.


The Artisan Awards are judged by an expert panel, including food writer Dan Lepard and Fortnum & Mason Grocery Buyer Sarah Metcalf, and this accolade denotes a marmalade of exceptional quality.  

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