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San Francisco Salt Company Carries Ireland's Second PDO-Accredited Product

San Francisco Salt Company Carries Ireland's Second PDO-Accredited Product

Oriel Sea Salt is recognized for its rare ability to acquire strong taste from 90-year-old Whiskey barrels. 

SAN FRANCISCO, September 28, 2016/PRNewswire/ – San Francisco Salt Company has partnered with Oriel Sea Salt, which is now accredited under the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), the most prestigious EU food quality register. Oriel Sea Salt is the second product from Ireland to be recognized under the PDO and is used to craft San Francisco Salt Company’s Whiskey Smoked Irish Sea Salt. The accreditation was received on August 31st 2016. 

The PDO designates agricultural products or foodstuff that is exclusively determined by the geographical environment they are in. In order to receive the PDO certification, the product must be traditionally or entirely manufactured within the specific region. Preparing, processing, and producing a product in one region is rare and brings out unique properties in that product.  

“The accreditation of the Oriel Salt being used in our salts is special because it allows us to create a gourmet salt blend that is high in quality and strong in taste,” says Lee Williamson, President and CEO of San Francisco Salt Company. “We are the only gourmet salt company in the U.S. to carry the Whiskey Smoked Salt and it’s exciting to see how much success we’ve had through the product.” 

The production of the Whiskey Smoked Salt begins with smoking 90-year-old Nicaraguan oak kegs, which hold Teeling’s finest Irish whiskey during its last 10 years of aging. The smoking takes place just hours after the kegs are emptied. This process ensures retention of the rich whiskey and oak aromas, which are then subtly infused into Oriel Kiln-Dried Mineral Sea Salt. Oriel Sea Salt is known for its powerful taste that allows chefs to use less salt and achieve the same kick.

San Francisco Salt Company’s Whiskey Smoked Irish Sea Salt is available in bulk packages for restaurants, hotels, bars and other volume customers as well as three retail-sized package options: 4-ounce glass shaker bottles, 5-ounce stackable shakers, and 8-ounce glass chef’s jars with wooden scoop. The line can be purchased online at or by phone at 1(800)480-4540.  

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