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Hardeep Singh Kohli goes in deep

Mon 2nd March 2015

Scotland’s first craft beer and curry bar was launched in Edinburgh. The new bar, called VDeep is a partnership between celebrity chef, comedian and TV presenter, Hardeep Singh K...

Slower start to year for Aberdeen hoteliers

Tue 24th February 2015

Tourism market research specialists LJ Research, have revealed that Aberdeen hoteliers were hit with a drop in profitability in January, while Glasgow and Edinburgh showed modest...

Price increase for Molson Coors brands in Scotland

Fri 20th February 2015

Des Gallagher, Managing Director of Matthew Clark (Scotland) has announced that Molson Coors brands will increase in price from March 9 although it’s craft beer range will b...

Lifetime Achievement Award for Whyte & Mackay’s Richard Paterson

Fri 20th February 2015

Richard Paterson, Master Blender at Whyte & Mackay, picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award at last nights Oran Mor Whisky Awards, held at Oran Mor in Glasgow. Richard, who rece...

Glasgow MSP sets out to protect tied pub tenants

Fri 20th February 2015

Paul Martin MSP for Glasgow Provan, has submitted a Members’ Business Motion in the Scottish Parliament calling for a statutory code of practice for pub companies to be implemen...

New look and new taste for Havana Club Anejo Especial

Mon 16th February 2015

Pernod Ricard UK has reveiled a new bottle and a new recipe for its Havana Club Anejo Especial rum expression. The liquid now has a sweeter taste profile say the company but it rem...

Bar News

Hardeep Singh Kohli goes in deep

Mon 2nd March 2015

Scotland’s first craft beer and curry bar was launched in Edinburgh. The new bar, called VDeep is a partnership between celebrity chef, comedian and TV presenter, Hardeep Singh Kohli, and the team behind the Vintage Leith. VDeep is Kohli’s first bar and restaurant although he was previously involved with Koolba in Glasgow on a consultancy… Read More.

Boo Hoo Moo… it’s farewell to the Kyloe cow as council kill it off

Tue 10th February 2015

Kyloe Cow has just been killed off by Edinburgh City Council. The  four legged fibre glass piece cow sculpture, which has graced Kyloe Restaurant for the past two years, say planners, has had a “detrimental effect on the character of the listed building and on the amenity of the area caused by its position.” And… Read More.

Montpeliers Profits “Ahead of Expectations”

Fri 6th February 2015

Montpeliers, the Edinburgh-based, award winning leisure group, has reported pre-tax profits of £1.44m for the year to April 2014 on £15.44m in sales. The results according to the group were “ahead of expectations”. Its Indigo Yard and Montpeliers outlets which were refurbished during the year to offer more of a craft experience have both traded… Read More.



Brand News

New look and new taste for Havana Club Anejo Especial

Mon 16th February 2015

Pernod Ricard UK has reveiled a new bottle and a new recipe for its Havana Club Anejo Especial rum expression. The liquid now has a sweeter taste profile say the company but it remains at 40% ABV.

Scotch Whisky specialist, Douglas Laing & Co Releases New Island Inspired “Vatted” Malt – Rock Oyster.

Tue 10th February 2015

Douglas Laing’s Rock Oyster is a Small Batch bottling created using maritime Malts including those distilled on the Islands of Jura, Islay, Arran and Orkney. Bottled at 46.8% ABV and traditionally without colouring or chill-filtration, this Small Batch bottling has a maritime and oceanic character of sea-salt, sweet peat, smoke, honey and pepper. Says Douglas… Read More.

Pinkster Gin Gears Up for Valentine’s

Tue 10th February 2015

Premium gin brand Pinkster has signed with Coe Vinters and Gordon and MacPhail, as it steps up expansion plans following second round financing. The company switched to G&J Distillers in June and is now actively recruiting a brand ambassador. Stephen Marsh, Pinkster’s managing director said, “Buoyed by encouraging trade feedback, we’ve secured six-figure financing and… Read More.