Yorkshire Post Taste Awards

Each year the Yorkshire Post Taste Awards puts in the spotlight the best of our small food producers. The finals are held at the Guildhall in York and these annual awards, in association with the York Food and Drink Festival, are part of the newspaper's all-year-round determination to support and campaign for local food and local producers.

In the six years the competition has run the Yorkshire Post has played its part in creating a climate of opinion where buying locally produced food is seen as a sound and sensible objective.

The 2011 competition saw a record number of entries for the awards, many of them trying for the first time. There were 18 finalists, three in each of six categories, which were judged by a panel chaired by Michael Hjort, the director of the York Food and Drink Festival.

Plus there was a Readers' Award which was open to all entrants who made their products available for tasting during the York Food and Drink Festival and was voted by the readers.

What Raisthorpe Manor has won:

Raspberry Gin Liqueur