New owners at Braeval Hotel

Paul and Lyndy Geddes have taken over the Braeval Hotel and Bandstand Bar and Restaurant in Nairn. Lyndy was previously a director in an ombudsman’s firm and Paul worked in IT and this is their first foray into the hospitality industry. The hotel, which has 11 guest rooms, is to get a makeover. Lyndy told […]...

Max McFarlane joins the Ardgowan Distillery team

Whisky maker Max McFarlane has joined the Ardgowan Distillery team – with a plan to create and release a new series of whiskies later this year....

McEwan’s Lager relaunches

The new look McEwan’s Lager launches in on-trade this month....

Today’s your last chance to enter the Glenfarclas Highland Single Malt 105’ Cask Strength Cocktail Competition!

Today’s the cut-off for entering the Glenfarclas Highland Single Malt ‘105’ Cask Strength Cocktail Competition – so get your skates on! In this, the ...

Brand News: Avva Scottish Gin

CASK FINISH GIN FROM AVVA SCOTTISH GIN AVAILABLE TO TRADE CUSTOMERS FOR THE FIRST TIME The latest release of Cask Finish Gin from the brand Avva Scottish Gin is now ...

Brand News: Loch Lomond Whiskies

Loch Lomond Whiskies’ Loch Lomond 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky has triumphed at the Bartenders’ Brand Awards, including the top overall Scotch accolade....

Mixologists causing a stir

Today we profile DANIEL ELPHINSTONE of Orchid in Aberdeen and DAVID GODDARD of Bar One, Inverness....

Mixologists causing a stir

Today it's the turn of DIMI SAVVAIDIS The King of Islington Dundee and DANNY MCMANUS Kelvingrove Cafe Glasgow ....

WEST Brewery initiates employee ownership scheme

WEST Brewery founder Petra Wetzel has established a Share Incentive Plan (SIP) and placed an initial 10% of the company’s shares into a dedicated trust for WE...

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT’S 20P DEPOSIT RETURN SCHEME GETS MIXED REACTIONS FROM LICENSEES AND TRADE BODIES

The Scottish government‘s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) of 20p has been branded ‘ridiculous’ by one licensee, while others that DRAM spoke to appear ...

New look for The Ploughman

The Plough constellation is also known as The Big Dipper and the new-look bar at The Ploughman in Peterculter is hopefully set for anything but a big dip after a four-week refurbishment and ‘ a substantial five-figure investment’. Co-owner Simon Cruickshank said, “We’re delighted with the new look. We promised to invest ...

HIDE YOUR WHEESHT

So far, the secret location of Glasgow’s only underground speakeasy, Wheesht, has been kept under wraps. ...

Mixologists causing a stir

This month we profile 10 of the best and today it's the turn of Jamie Swift of Edinburgh's Dragonfly and Sarah Berardi of Draffens in Dundee....

Dundee’s Blue Room

AJ McMenemy, the operator behind the Dundee-based Macmerry 300 group that owns The King of Islington, Abandon Ship and Bird & The Bear has opened a new bar called Th...

Mixologists causing a stir

This month we profile ten of the best, and today it's the turn of ELLIE RAESIDE of Tonic in Edinburgh and JOHNNY MORRISON of Blue Dog in Glasgow...

SUE SAYS

Straight talking from our very own publisher, Sue Young!...

How rosy is the Cider category in Scotland’s on-trade?

If cider had an emoji it would be one with a big smile and two plump shiny apple-red cheeks because in Scotland cider is experiencing both volume and value growth, t...

Mixologists causing a stir

This month we profile ten of the best, staring with STEFANIE ANDERSON of Bon Vivant in Edinburgh and JEFFREY BERRAOUI of Tippling House in Aberdeen ...

Design Focus: ST ANDREW’S BREWING COMPANY, CAIRD HALL

The Beatles and Frank Sinatra are just two of the big names that have graced the stage at Dundee’s Caird Hall and now it’s playing host to a huge bar-restaurant ...

Design Focus: Damm 27

Edinburgh’s Damm 27 is the brainchild of operator, Andy McCartney, who is leasing the bar from Star Pubs and Bars, who have spent £300k on transforming the Causew...