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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 tod...

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 from mid-October. It replaces the brand’s popular Winter Cider, which first launched in 2009. Bottled at 4% ABV, the new cider fuses pear cider with […]...

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-ba...

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, collectable bottles sold on the open market rose to £5.771m, more than a 25% increase compared to last year – according to figures released by […]...

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...

J D Wetherspoon and Greene King report steady sales post-Brexit

Two of the UK’s biggest pub operators – J D Wetherspoon and Greene King – have reported steady sales despite fears over a Brexit backlash. J D Weth...

Blackbird toasts Jack Daniel’s milestone

Jack Daniel’s fans will be flocking to Edinburgh bar, The Blackbird, this weekend for a big birthday bash. To celebrate what would have been the 166th birthday of ...

Dornoch Whisky Festival returns

The Dornoch Whisky Festival is back next month to celebrate the area as a key whisky hub in Scotland. Organised by local distilleries, the festival builds on the success of its first-ever event last year, with an expanded programme running from Friday 28 – Sunday 30 October. Among the numerous whisky-based activities on offer,...

#PUBLOVE campaign to boost Scottish trade

A major advertising campaign is being rolled out across Edinburgh and Glasgow to boost trade for local pubs, clubs and bars. Affectionately named #PUBLOVE, the £150...

Juniper gin fest heads west

The Juniper Festival makes its Glasgow debut this weekend following a successful three years in Edinburgh. The event takes place on Saturday, 10 September at SWG3. C...

Work begins on Glasgow’s new Clydeside Distillery

An ambitious project to turn an iconic building on the banks of the River Clyde into a whisky distillery and visitor centre is now in full swing. Work on the £10.5 ...

Wolfburn on the prowl with new Aurora whisky

Highland distillery Wolfburn will unveil its second expression, Wolfburn Aurora, later this month. The sherried whisky follows on from the success of the Thurso-base...