BLACKTHORN SEA SALT
Blackthorn Salt uses centuries of tradition combined with the knowledge of today to create natural sustainable delightful salt crystals for your table.
Salters Gregorie and Malky work together, looking after the pan and the tower, perfecting their ‘paidling’, drawing off the salt and carefully ensuring that each batch is of the highest quality with the perfect ‘crystal crunch factor’ every time.
Blackthorn Master Salter Gregorie has lived and breathed salt since day 1 as his family has been involved in all things salt for 5 generations.
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Through gentle and sustainable ways, it all starts with Scottish West Coast sea water being slowly trickled through the country’s only graduation thorn tower whilst being evaporated by the exhilarating West Coast winds to create 'the salt of the world'.
Sea water is dribbled through 54 wooden taps and a series of channels which are checked and adjusted daily according to the weather.
They use 100% west coast sea water and nothing else. There are no illusions: no adding, no seeding, no bleaching, just pure Scottish sea salt. When you taste Blackthorn Salt you taste nature – the sea, the winds and the thorns.
INNOVATION AND LEGACY
Blackthorn is proud to have brought salt home to the West Coast of Scotland where it was once such a thriving local industry, essential to the daily lives of local people.
12 years of committed research, language issues, prototypes and umpteen trials and errors later, the Blackthorn Tower was built. For the first time in history sea water, not rock brine was trickled down a bespoke thorn tower and, on 20th June 2019, the very first mini test batch of Blackthorn Salt crystals was hand harvested and then later launched in 2020. Salt had finally come home.