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CAMRA research shows GP’s don’t support alcohol ‘Safe Limit’ and think alcohol can be part of a healthy lifestyle

The  majority of GP’s don’t support the alcohol ‘Safe Limit’ according to a new survey of UK GPs carried out by CAMRA. More than half of those questioned disagreed with the Chief Medical Officer’s statement in January that there was no safe level of alcohol consumption. The poll, conducted in Apri...

Food still a winner for pubs

This month’s Greene King Leisure Tracker which covers April, has found that consumers are still favouring eating out.  Although spend on eating out only increased...

Glenturret looks to the past for inspiration for its latest edition

A black and white photograph from 1905 has provided inspiration for Glenturret’s latest limited edition whisky, which is available for pre-order today. The Gle...

BIRRA MORETTI SPONSORS SUMMER NIGHTS

Heineken-owned Birra Moretti has signed a deal which will see the brand sponsor  Summer Nights at the Bandstand at Kelvingrove, Glasgow, for the next three years. T...

Tomatin Toasts World Whisky Day with the Caley Sleeper

The Caledonian Sleeper is holding two on board Tomatin single malt tastings in celebration of World Whisky Day (21 May). The tastings are part of a series of food an...

Cairn O’Mohr reaches final of BBC Food & Farming Awards

Perthshire-based berry wine producer Cairn O’Mohr made it to the final of the BBC’s annual Food & Farming Awards. The company, which produces small-batch berry wines, was the only Scottish drinks company in the final trio in the ‘Best Drinks’ category. The awards, established in 2000, celebrate the finest in small-s...

NB Gin to appear in commemorative album for The Queen’s birthday

NB Gin, the spirit produced in North Berwick, has been chosen to feature in the only official commemorative album, which will be presented as a gift to all VIP guest...

Tennent’s signs supplier deal with new festival Oban Live

Tennent’s will be supplying beer and cider to Oban Live, the new open air music festival that’s taking place this coming weekend (13-14 May) in Oban. KT ...

Tomatin Distillery launches new packaging and marketing drive

Tomatin Distillery has invested over £100,000 in its single malt brand and is launching a new marketing campaign focusing on the the unique location and people invo...

Captain Morgan invests £4.6m in TV campaign

Captain Morgan is taking its iconic ‘Captain’ back on TV with a new £4.6 million marketing campaign that will also make use of social media and digital ...

Diageo launches Ciroc Pink Grapefruit

Diageo has launched a grapefruit version of Ciroc, exclusive to the UK. Created by Cîroc Master Distiller Jean-Sébastien Robiquet, Cîroc Pink Grapefruit is crafted using vodka that is five-times distilled from fine French grapes for supreme taste. The first citrus offering from the luxury vodka has been developed to offer an ...

Signature Pubs buys Thistle Pub Co

The Signature Pub Group has made its first acquisition in the west of Scotland with its purchase of the Thistle Pub Company. Its new pubs are The Raven, The Hope and...

Conviviality bolsters board with two appointments

Conviviality Plc has appointed Jennifer Laing and Mark Aylwin to its board. Jennifer joins as a non-executive director, and Mark joins as managing director of Conviv...

Conviviality acquires Bibendum

Conviviality has bought wine distributor and wholesaler Bibendum in a deal thought to be worth £60m. The acquisition means that Conviviality now operates in every p...

Trading places

You’ve been talking for a while about change, be it selling up or buying somewhere new, what are the options, and what are people looking for in the market? Mairi ...

DESIGN FOCUS: DA RUM BA

The Cuban trend of rum continues unabated in Glasgow with the launch of Da Rum Ba, two doors up from Howlin Wolf in Glasgow’s Bath Street. On the site of the old Oscars, it has gone through a revamp and now has a vibrant, Caribbean theme. The bar – launched by entrepreneur Hal Farjani – […]...

Cider update

The UK cider industry represents over £3 billion in annual sales and supports over 10,000 jobs both directly and indirectly. In 2015 the on-trade alone accounted fo...

Brewdog raises £19m in latest crowdfunding bid

BrewDog has closed the fourth round of its crowdfunding raising £19m, which although a substantial sum is £6m shy of its original goal. There are now 42,000 invest...

Sue Says

I have just been on holiday for a couple of weeks… however my visit to Florida was more like a busman’s holiday! My mum and stepdad (who have had a place...

New Pimm’s Cider Cup flavours

Pimm’s Cider Cup, from Diageo, is now available in Summer Fruits, Mango & Passionfruit and  Plum & Red Apple flavours. The new flavours follow the launch ...