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    It doesn’t get any gamier; wild red grouse is the game bird for true game fans. And it’s not easy to find, which is why we are proud to offer it during the hunting season.

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    The red grouse is only found in the United Kingdom, living in the unique habitat of the moors. Its characteristically lean, robust meat is prized by game connoisseurs; it has notes of heather, tundra and the grasses that the birds eat.

    Grouse hunting season begins with fanfare on August 12 (known as The Glorious Twelfth) and ends on December 10 every year. The grouse hunt is a tradition that is highly anticipated in the Highlands.

    Shooting only takes place if birds are plentiful enough, and their moorland habitat is managed by dedicated gamekeepers to ensure the future of these birds.

    Frst timers should note that grouse has one of the strongest game flavors (and smells) found in any wild bird. We recommend cooking the legs (the strongest tasting part of the bird) separately from the rest of the bird.

    Just the facts

    • Red grouse hunted in Scotland
    • Truly wild, never farm-raised
    • Serves one
    • Subject to availability (Sometimes hunters miss)
    • Season: Fresh stock is generally available September to February
    • Note: Game meat may occasionally contain the shot. Chew with caution.
    • Product of Scotland
    • Use within 3-5 days of receipt

    Our wild Scottish game is procured at private weekend estate hunts organized exclusively for D'Artagnan during hunting season.

    The wild birds live on game preserves and great estates in the Scotland, where they forage on the moors and in the forests. Their diet of berries, heather and foraged tundra, along with constant exercise, gives their meat a distinctive flavor.

    After the hunt, the birds are immediately processed in a facility supervised by European Economic Community Inspectors. The EEC inspection satisfies the USDA laws, so we are able to offer game birds despite the prohibition on selling hunted game in the United States. Packaged and sent by air to arrive at our warehouse within just two days of the hunt, this is the freshest possible game you will find (unless you hunt it yourself).

    Our wild game birds are available in the fall and winter months only, and many game meat aficionados wait with increasing excitement for hunting season to begin. We do have to warn you to watch for shot when preparing and eating wild game birds.

    Grouse is best prepared slowly roasted or braised. Traditionally it is barded in bacon and stuffed with butter before roasting. You could also baste often with duck fat and chicken stock, as the lean meat is easily dried out when overcooked.

    Our Scottish Game Birds

    We are the original source in the United States for truly wild game birds. Ours are procured fresh from game preserves and great estates in Scotland during hunting season. Living on heather, berries and tundra forage, our game birds offer an authentic taste of place, known as terroir in wine terms.

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