Grandma Wilkes

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Grandma Wilkes

For over fifty years there has always been a bottle of brown sauce, made to Grandma Wilkes' original recipe on the kitchen table.

A traditional cook, Grandma was nevertheless ahead of her time and there was always an experimental pot simmering on the stove in her cottage. Grandma handed down the recipes to the family and her son, Nicholas, developed a love of pickling and preserving equal to his mother. Nicholas, in turn, passed on his love of cooking to his daughter Liza. More than fifty years on the idea of producing these recipes for sale has become a reality with our Buckshot Original range.

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Buckshot Traders

The predecessor to Buckshot Original was Buckshot Traders, established in his retirement years by Grandma’s son Nicholas Wilkes. The company sold two products; The Original Game Bouillon and The Bloody Mary Mix. Sold in cans, these niche drinks developed a loyal following, particularly amongst the shooting community and Gentlemen’s clubs in London.

Sadly Nick passed away in 2011 just as Buckshot Traders was beginning to flourish. A look back in his ‘Recipe and Production’ records show that he was quietly tweaking his mother’s Brown Sauce recipe, in readiness for a third product launch.

At the time his children were engaged in their own separate careers and so with regret, Buckshot Traders was closed for business. Happily, encouraged by family friend and Brown Sauce enthusiast Paul Winchester, they decided to launch Buckshot Original 4 years later.

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