Recent News


Mon 26th January 2015

Ernst & Young (EY), who were appointed administrators of the MacLay pub group on Friday, have revealed that the two men handling the administration are Colin Dempster and Gavi...


Fri 23rd January 2015

The directors of Maclay Group plc today announced that they have been forced to call in the Administrators after failing to” find a strategic solution to financial pressures ...

Brewers back new association to promote industry

Fri 23rd January 2015

Eight independent brewers – Cairngorm Brewery, Fyne Ales, Harviestoun, Innis & Gunn, Inveralmond Brewery, Stewart Brewing, WEST and Williams Bros have joined forces to cr...

Pennell leaves Maxxium to join Edrington

Fri 23rd January 2015

Huw Pennell , Maxxium UK’s long-standing Managing Director, is leaving the company to take up a newly created role with Edrington, one of Maxxium’s shareholders.  Pennell will...

Catalyst and Marblehead take on Diageo brands

Fri 23rd January 2015

Diageo have signed over the  sales, distribution and marketing of five  brands in the UK, including J&B Rare and Jeremiah Weed Brews, to  Catalyst Brands and Marblehead. Cat...

Edinburgh’s bars and pubs among top reasons for visiting city

Wed 21st January 2015

Almost one year on from the launch of ‘This is Edinburgh’, a new survey has revealed the positive and decisive impact of Edinburgh’s first ever city centre marketing campaign...

Bar News

Brown Re-launches The Foundry

Thu 1st January 2015

The Foundry pub in Aberdeen re-opened a month ago after a £250K refurbishment. On hand to ensure the re-launch went off smoothly was Aberdeen FC Director, and former Scotland boss, Craig Brown. The Stonegate owned pub, managed by Mark Joseph, is well known for its sports viewing, and sports fans can now benefit from added… Read More.

2014 Loo of the Year Award

Wed 31st December 2014

JD Wetherspoon has won ten major awards at the recent Loo of the Year Awards, and a further 427 of its pubs gained recognition for the quality of their toilets. Jolly’s Hotel in Broughty Ferry was named as having the best hotel toilets in Scotland (pictured left) and The Crossed Peels in Stirling also triumphed… Read More.

A Family affair

Wed 3rd December 2014

The Glenfarclas dining and meeting room at Hutchesons Glasgow opened for business last month. The wood-panelled dining room on the third floor of the building, also boasts the full 45-strong Glenfarclas Family Cask range. It’s the first time the range will have been available in its entirety outside of Speyside. Old monochrome photography paying homage… Read More.

Brand News

Firefly Moonshine Launches In UK

Mon 5th January 2015

Firefly Moonshine, is a new range of flavoured spirits which are supplied in jars. Distributed in the UK by Hi-Spirits, Firefly Moonshine is produced at the Firefly Distillery in South Carolina. Produced in the distillery’s two home-made pot stills, Firefly Moonshine is supplied in traditional mason jars, and is designed to be served as a… Read More.

Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Ltd unveils New Blending and Bottling Facility

Mon 5th January 2015

Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Ltd unveiled its new blending and bottling facility in Huntly at the tail-end of last year and to celebrate the occasion the company showcased the 2014 British GT Winning Ecurie Ecosse BMW Z4 GT3 outside the new premises. The Ecurie Ecosse Racing team has been partnered by its blended whisky Black… Read More.

Ian Macleod Distillers backs Scottish Mountain Rescue

Sun 4th January 2015

Ian Macleod Distillers, one of Scotland’s leading family-owned distillers and bottlers, has today announced a second year of support for Scottish Mountain Rescue, through its Isle of Skye 8 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky. The partnership was established in October 2013 with the aim of generating essential funds and raising awareness of the importance of… Read More.