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The Century Bar opens at Gleneagles

The iconic bar at Gleneagles Hotel now has a new-look and a new name – The Century Bar. The hotel has also added a new bar called Auchterarder 70, so called after the hotel’s original telephone number. Auchterarder 70 is located the Dormy Clubhouse and has striking views over the 18th hole of the King’s […]...

Brexit comment from industry

Following the Referendum on the UK leaving the European Union, DRAM asked some of the leading licensed trade suppliers and organisations in Scotland what the result...

Benromach launches £1200 1974 single malt

The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd has revealed a unique single cask malt Scotch whisky with the launch of Benromach 1974. The malt has spent 41 years maturing in ...

Tennent’s Lager launches ‘customisable’ founts

Tennent’s Lager is launching six new founts for its flagship brand, its first major redesign in over 8 years. The new founts feature iconic artwork from the br...

Glenfiddich promotes Grant Ralph to Global Brand Ambassador role

Struan Grant Ralph has been promoted to the role of Glenfiddich’s Global Brand Ambassador, following five years as the brand’s ambassador in the US and A...

East Dunbartonshire licensees trial 125ml wine measures

Nearly 100 licensees in East Dunbartonshire have put their support behind an initiative by the Scottish Government, the Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership and East Dunbartonshire Council to offer consumers a smaller 125ml wine measure alongside the more traditional sizes of 175ml and 250ml. Following a survey by the trio of o...

Crabbie’s launches in cans

Halewood Wines & Spirits has launched its Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer in a can format in a bid to extend the brand’s reach this summer. The 250ml can...

Eden Mill launches Golf Gin and celebrates design award win

Eden Mill is launching its Golf Gin in time for Father’s Day, as it revels in winning a Scottish Design Award for its packaging. The distillery and brewery was...

Tennent’s Lager launches search for best ‘Dad joke’ for Father’s Day

Tennent’s Lager has created a limited edition Tennent’s Lager infused steak pie and launched a social media competition to find the best ‘dad joke&...

Stella Artois becomes first alcohol brand on Snapchat with new Wimbledon ‘Be Legacy’ ad

Stella Artois has launched this year’s ad campaign to support its position as official beer to Wimbledon, marking the second chapter in its ‘Be Legacy...

Smirnoff launches cider variation

Smirnoff has entered the fruit cider market with two flavoured ciders mixed with Smirnoff vodka. The new brand, Smirnoff Cider, will be available in two flavours – Raspberry & Pomegranate and Passionfruit & Lime, a lightly fizzed cider with a blend of crisp, fruit flavours combined with Smirnoff vodka.  Packaged i...

New World Trading Co sold in £50m deal

The pub and restaurant company founded by the late Tim Bacon and Jeremy Roberts, New World Trading Company (NWTC), has been bought by private equity firm, Graphit...

Diageo appoints Charles Ireland boss of Diageo GB, Ireland and France

Charles Ireland has been appointed as Diageo’s chief in GB taking on the new role of General Manager GB, Ireland and France,  reporting to John Kennedy, Pre...

Jim Grierson retires as Maxxium UK unveils new structure

Maxxium UK has revealed it has restructured its business with a new ‘Simpler, Faster, Better’ approach being adopted which includes shaping its organisation to a...

DESIGN FEATURE: BAR LUCA

Walking into Bar Luca, the recently opened venture from Peter and Julie Di Ciacca, the couple behind Riva Restaurants, is like walking into a slice of Italy in the 1...

Rising from the flood

The Old Bridge Inn at Aviemore re-opened a few weeks ago after being closed since Christmas due to damage caused by Storm Desmond. For the couple who run the pub – Kim and partner Owen Caldwell – it was a huge blow, not least because they were three weeks into a dream holiday to Australia! […]...

Kopparberg Independent Bar of the Year

Kopparberg is on the lookout for Scotland’s top independent bar. The Kopparberg team is looking for a bar that has proved to be a success with customers – it doe...

Molson Coors Craft Beer Bar of the Year

The judges of this category will be looking for a bar that has an excellent range of quality beer and Craft beers. The bar has to serve and market its beer range wel...

Tennent Quality Award

A dedication to quality has helped to make Tennent’s the No 1 Scottish Lager brand – and Tennent’s is looking for a pub that shows a similar commitment to ...

DRAM₂O has launched Òrach

Glasgow-based drinks firm, DRAM₂O, has launched Òrach– a bottled, ready to drink (RTD) Scotch whisky cocktail. The brainchild of Scottish entrepreneurs James Do...