Tennent’s takes on international markets but owners C&C still see profits fall

Tennent’s owners C&C Group, in their results to the 28th February 2017, have revealed that net revenues decreased 6.9% to €559.5m, mainly due to declines in wholesale and US markets, and said that the devaluation of sterling after the Brexit vote had cost the company €8 million (£6.9m). Despite operating profit co...

McEwan’s owners Charles Wells sells brewing and brands business to Marston’s in £55m deal

McEwan’s owner Charles Wells Ltd  has agreed to sell its brewer and brand sales interests to Marston’s PLC for £55 million. The company will hang onto its...

Dundee Boozy Cow Opens up in Former Laings Bar

The Speratus Group opened its fourth Boozy Cow restaurant in the former Laings Bar in Dundee recently. The news came as the group confirmed its profits of £210K for...

24 Beer Facts

Impress your friends in the pub with these facts about beer that you may not already know....

Uplawmoor Hotel Charges up its service

Uplawmoor Hotel owners, Stuart and Emma Peacock, are still investing in their hotel, despite putting the hotel on the market Says Stuart, “Following a very success...

William Grant & Sons Acquires US Whiskey Distillery

William Grant & Sons has acquired Tuthilltown Spirits, the producer of the Hudson whiskey brand which the Scotland-based distiller bought in 2010. The distillery, which consists of 36 acres including a restaurant, visitor centre and grounds with views of New York’s Hudson River, is considered the inspiration of the America...

DRAM Round Up May 2017

Boclair Celebrates its First Birthday Boclair House Hotel in Bearsden, Glasgow celebrated its first birthday and raised over £4,000 for charity recently. The venue ...

Inveralmond Celebrates 20 years with a New Brew

Inveralmond has launched a new beer and unveiled a new look for the brand as it celebrates its 20th anniversary of brewing beer. The Perth-based beer brand has added...

Cîroc Summer Colada Added to Range

Cîroc has launched Cîroc Summer Colada to join its Cîroc Mango, Cîroc Pink Grapefruit and Cîroc Apple, Cîroc Red Berry, Cîroc Pineapple, Cîroc Amaretto and C...

One Gin Launched with Crowd-funder

A new gin has launched under the One Brand, using a Crowd-funder appeal to recruit supporters. One Gin will follow the same model as One Water, which was launched i...

Darnley’s Gin to Sponsor the Ricoh Women’s British Open

Darnley’s Gin is sponsoring the Ricoh Women’s British Open, which will be held in Fife for the first time at the Kingsbarns Golf Links in August. The gin brand, distilled by the Wemyss’ family in Fife, will be the exclusive gin provider for the Village Bar and Hospitality Tent and will also host an on-site […]...

Sue Says – May 2017

I visited London last month and of course visited a few bars and restaurants all in the course of research…honestly! A trend which is very much in vogue in th...

Design Focus: Angels

The much-anticipated refurbishment of the Angels in Uddingston has been very well received. Susan Young paid a visit to find out more about the upgrade of one of the...

What does the anti-alcohol lobby really want?

What is it that the anti-alcohol lobby really want from the Governments in Edinburgh and Westminster? It’s impossible to really say as they duck and dive all over ...

Paesano Unveils its New West End Restaurant

Paesano has unveiled its much awaited West End outlet on the site of the old TSB Bank on Great Western Road, and created an Art Deco inspired 100 cover restaurant. T...

Scotland’s First Coffee Bar

Dave Law and Tom Hyde, are expanding their coffee empire with the opening of Scotland’s first “coffee bar” – Brew Lab. The Edinburgh duo are challenging coffee’s reputation as a ‘daytime-only’ pursuit with the South Street bar now opening from 6pm – 9pm Wednesday through Sunday. It will offer everything f...

SCOTTS SET TO OPEN IN SOUTH QUEENSFERRY AS BUZZWORKS EXPANDS EAST

Buzzworks Holdings is set to open its flagship restaurant Scotts at Port Edgar Marina, South Queensferry, at the end of this year. It’s the group’s first...

Design Focus: The Beer Kitchen

 Innis & Gunn’s flagship Beer Kitchen in Ashton Lane is a slick and stylish addition to Glasgow’s West End that, true to its namesake, has brewing at its co...

May News Briefs – 2017

Clachan Grill for Ballater Aberdeen restaurant and bar group CranberryCo has added the Clachan Grill in Ballater to its portfolio and in doing so has created eight n...

Design Focus: Scotts

The new look Scotts at Troon Marina, owned by Buzzworks, has been totally refreshed. The layout of the bar and restaurant remains mainly the same, however the interi...