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Bread Meats Bread opens in west end

Luli Avdyli has moved into the West End of Glasgow with his very popular Bread Meats Bread diner. The brand, one of the few independently owned burger places, that has proved a runaway success has been operating at the corner of Renfield Street and St Vincent Street for the last couple of years and has […]...

Finsbay opens in Milngavie

The new Finsbay Bar and Restaurant owned and operated by Billy Milligan and business partner Alasdair Kellock, is going down a storm with Milngavie residents. The ve...

Indian venture for Sloan and Gizzi

Paul Sloan and Mario Gizzi have a new venture in the shape of the Chaakoo Bombay Cafe.  The two, who teamed up to launch Topolabamba a few years ago, have moved fro...

The Voyage of Buck embarks in Edinburgh

The Voyage of Buck is set to open on William Street in Edinburgh’s West End in October on the site of the former Bert’s Bar, which was taken over by the Big Red ...

CaskFinder app launched to boost cask ale knowledge

Beer quality accreditor Cask Marque has revealed a new feature of its CaskFinder App that will give pub and bar staff instant knowledge of cask ale. The CaskFinder a...

Record profits for Distillers William Grant & Sons

Independent family distillers, William Grant & Sons  has revealed record profits (after tax) of  £147.4m, an increase of 8.9% year on year, driven say the company by  “strong volume and value growth across its core portfolio of premium spirit brands.” The Group continued to focus on its core portfolio and sa...

Glasgow says hola to Ibérica

Spanish restaurant chain Ibérica has opened its first Scottish restaurant on St Vincent Street in Glasgow in the former Royal Bank of Scotland building. The venue w...

SLTA condemns Hogmanay Old Firm decision as ‘outrageous’ and ‘senseless’

The SLTA has branded the decision to hold an Old Fixture on Hogmanay 'senseless' and 'outrageous' and has called for the game to be moved....

Benromach recruits fourth distiller

Speyside single malt producer Benromach has recruited a fourth distiller. Murdo MacKenzie, 24, from Findhorn, near Forres, previously worked at an Elgin warehouse ow...

Famous Grouse producer Edrington unveils Glasgow HQ

Edrington, the producer and distributor of global spirits brands, including The Famous Grouse, The Macallan and Highland Park has announced its new global HQ will be...

New Good Beer Guide slams ‘safe drinking’ limits

CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide has compared new alcohol limits to Prohibition in the US in the editorial intro to the 2017 version of the guide, which is launched today. Roger Protz, The Good Beer Guide’s editor, argues that the recommended limit of 14 units per week for both men and women are “bad science”. The […]...

Register now for Tennent’s free Social Media workshops

The Scottish licensed trade is being urged to sign up for a new free  initiative from Tennent’s to help them grow their businesses through the use of Social ...

Rekorderlig warms up with Spiced Plum

Rekorderlig has added a bit of spice to its Winter Cider range with its latest launch, Spiced Plum. The limited edition flavour will be available in the UK on trade ...

James Eadie whisky resurrected after 160 years

James Eadie whisky is being brought back to life after 160 years by the Perthshire-born founder’s great-great grandson. Rupert Patrick, James Eadie CEO, has an...

IAN MACLEOD DISTILLERS ACQUIRES EDINBURGH GIN OWNERS SPENCERFIELD SPIRIT COMPANY

Alex Nicol has sold his Spencerfield Spirit Company to Ian Macleod Distillers. The company whose brands include Edinburgh Gin, Pig’s Nose, Sheep Dip and The F...

Glencairn Crystal whisky glass smashes global sales

Global sales of the iconic Glencairn Crystal glass have smashed the 20 million mark. The glass was designed in 2002 by Raymond Davidson, founder of East Kilbride-based Glencairn Crystal, to enhance the whisky drinking experience. It is now a popular choice among whisky drinkers worldwide. Glencairn’s Scott Davidson said produ...

New Scotch single malt diploma to launch in Edinburgh

A new diploma in single malt whisky is set to launch in Edinburgh next week. Starting 20 September, the two-day, SQA accredited course will be the first qualificatio...

Value of rare Scotch whisky breaks £5 million

The value of rare Scotch whisky sold in the UK has topped £5 million for the first time, with iconic brands dominating sales. In the first six months of 2016, colle...

Douglas Laing releases “All Islay” Big Peat Christmas edition

Douglas Laing has unveiled its new festive edition – Big Peat Christmas, which blends malts from all of Islay’s active distilleries. Bottled at a cask st...

Design Focus: The Larder

DRAM caught up with R Group restaurant and bar owners Rahul and Pravesh – A.K.A Bubbles – Randev to hear all about their latest venture – The Larder in Bearsde...