News

Scottish Government to investigate tied pubs

Thu 21st May 2015

A number of Scottish organisations and brewers have formed a coalition to fight against tied pubs and pubcos and the matter was discussed in parliament yeste... Read More

Rise in number of tourists to Scotland

Thu 21st May 2015

Scotland’s tourism is booming according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics. In 2014, 15 million overseas and domestic tourists v... Read More

Greene King announce 300 Scottish Apprentices

Tue 19th May 2015

Scottish Apprentice Week (18th-22nd May) has kicked off and Greene King have announced that they will be working with national apprenticeship providers Lifet... Read More

DRAM’s Top 6

Tue 19th May 2015

Here’s DRAM’s pick of the top 6 stories from the drinks industry over the last few days. Click on the links to read more. 1. Foster’s boss ... Read More

Scottish Parliament to discuss tied pubs

Tue 19th May 2015

The Pub Advisory Service (PAS), one of the U.K.’s most prominent voices against the failings of pubcos, has joined a coalition of Scottish brewers and ... Read More

Curtains close on The Arches nightclub

Fri 15th May 2015

The controversial Arches nightclub in Glasgow has lost its late night licence and will no longer operate as a nightclub. The decision was announced today at ... Read More

SABMiller buys Meantime Brewing

Fri 15th May 2015

Meantime Brewing Company, the Greenwich-based modern craft beer company, has been acquired by SABMiller. It becomes the first home-grown British brewer with... Read More

Maison Bleue, Edinburgh

Wed 13th May 2015

Over eighteen years ago, Dean Gassabi invited his former colleague, Pierre Victoire of the French restaurant chain of the same name, and his partner round fo... Read More

Greene King plan to jump through CMA hoop to close Spirit deal

Tue 12th May 2015

Greene King’s £725m purchase of Spirit Pub Company is on course for an end of June completion, despite a decision by the Competition and Markets Autho... Read More

Appleton Rums Revamped

Tue 12th May 2015

Jamaican rum, Appleton has had a makeover with new bottle designs and new names for the expressions. The new look is in a move to convey the “quality, core... Read More

Pimms NO.6 Vodka Cup Returns!

Mon 11th May 2015

Diageo have announced the return of The Pimm’s Cup which was originally released in 1964. According to Diageo, customers have been crying out for the retur... Read More

Buffalo Trace look for a twist

Sun 10th May 2015

Drinks company Hi Spirits believe British bartenders could teach the Americans a thing or two. A new cocktail competition has been launched in collaboration ... Read More

Sugar Dumplin Launch

Sat 9th May 2015

DRAM attended the launch of Sugar Dumplin in Princes Square in Glasgow at the end of April. The Caribbean themed bar and restaurant, which holds 180, is a jo... Read More

The Waterside Hotel and Si! Shack

Fri 8th May 2015

By Susan Young When I first visited SimpsInns Waterside Bar and Restaurant a few years ago I loved its Cape Cod-style beach feel and the fact it had an amazi... Read More

OX184

Thu 7th May 2015

Tucked away in the underground of Edinburgh’s Cowgate lies Ox184, the latest addition to FullerThomson’s successful portfolio of bars and restaurants. Th... Read More

VIP Launch for Gusto Glasgow

Thu 7th May 2015

Gusto opened its doors last month with a glitzy party. The Living Ventures owned restaurant, which inhabits the old Clydesdale Bank on Glasgow’s Bothwell S... Read More

Greene King sales figures dip due to Scottish drink drive legislation

Wed 6th May 2015

Brewer and pub owner Greene King, in a trading update published on 5 May, revealed that the Scottish drink driving legislation has had an adverse affect on s... Read More

Scottish Government take minimum pricing to European Court

Wed 6th May 2015

The Scottish Government made its case for introducing minimum unit pricing of alcohol at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg today. The court held ... Read More

Kopparberg launch second Swedish beer

Wed 6th May 2015

Swedish cider producers Kopparberg are launching a second beer to the U.K. market this month. Höga Kusten swiftly follows Fagurhelt, Kopparbergs first beer... Read More

Best Bar None Glasgow

Wed 6th May 2015

Best Bar None Glasgow launched on 22nd April. The scheme which is now in its eleventh year has grown significantly in recent years. Speaking at the launch, P... Read More