A bit of Angus at the Ryder Cup

The jam, marmalade and honey supplied by Louise Myles bears the Gleneagles Hotel logo.

The jam, marmalade and honey supplied by Louise Myles bears the Gleneagles Hotel logo.

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There was a little bit of Angus at the Ryder Cup this weekend, thanks to an award winning jam business.

Isabella’s Preserves, run by Louise Myles and based in Edzell, has been supplying Gleneagles Hotel for several years, and it was her jam, marmalade and honey that the teams tucked in to before taking to the course.

Speaking ahead of the tournament, Louise said: “I currently supply the hotel, but production has been upped for the Ryder Cup. It’s nice to think that celebrities are eating my products. I am sure it will have a positive impact on the performance!”

She continued: “Its a little bit surreal. I go down most weeks and every time I have been down there is something new built. The whole place has been transformed. It’s quite impressive.”

It’s not the first time a high profile event at Gleneagles has been served products by the company, Louise explained: “My first job at Isabella’s was to supply Gleneagles when they were hosting the G8 summit in 2005.”

The company, which she has run for the past nine years, has won numerous awards, including an award at 2012 Jampionships for her blackcurrant jam.

Golfers may have already sampled Isabella’s Preserve products before, as Louise also supplies St Andrews Old Course Hotel.