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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society changes hands

Tue 31st March 2015

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has changed hands.  The Edinburgh Society, wwned by The Glenmorangie Company since 2004,  is now in private hands following ... Read More

SLTA and brewers call for legislation against tied pubs

Mon 30th March 2015

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association has teamed up with Tennent’s, and some smaller brewers, with the aim of getting legislation against tied pubs... Read More

Diageo get FTSE recognition for female representation

Thu 26th March 2015

Diageo plc, has been named as joint leader of the FTSE 100 companies for female representation at board level for the second year running by the 2015 Cranfie... Read More

Captain Morgan goes white

Tue 24th March 2015

Diageo is rolling out Captain Morgan White Rum in April. The company say they hope to ‘help revitalise the white rum segment of the market’ with ... Read More

26 European Qualifiers on Sky Sports

Tue 24th March 2015

This looks certain to be a busy few weeks for sports fans as Sky Sports gets set to show 26 live matches as teams compete to qualify for the European Champio... Read More

Budget provides boost for beer and spirits

Wed 18th March 2015

Chancellor George Osborne has announced a spirits duty cut of 2%, the first in nearly 20 years, and has also cut beer duty for the 3rd year running. David Fr... Read More

Countdown to Gusto opening in Glasgow

Mon 16th March 2015

Following last years investment by Private Equity group Palatine, the first of the new Gusto restaurants,  is getting set to open in Glasgow later this mo... Read More

Sales of whisky slump 5% in UK

Fri 13th March 2015

The UK market for Scotch Whisky declined by nearly 5% last year, according to figures just released by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). They revealed tha... Read More

JD Wetherspoons reveals sales of £744m but profits dip

Fri 13th March 2015

JD Wetherspoons Plc set to start coffee price war as it reports a dip in operating profit of 1.1% to £55.1m down from £55.7m last year. Revenue’s i... Read More

BenRiach Distillery included in top Inspirational companies

Fri 13th March 2015

The BenRiach Distillery Company has been selected by The London Stock Exchange Group to be included in its report ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain&#... Read More

Buzzworks open its second Lido

Thu 12th March 2015

Lido in Prestwick opened on the site of the former Dome last month. The new venue, the second Lido for Ayrshire-based Buzzworks, has more than a passing rese... Read More

Cheers for Beers as sales increase

Wed 11th March 2015

Beer sales are on the up after  years of decline according to new figures just out. Beer’s share of the market rose in 2014, by one per cent, to over 36%... Read More

Jolly Botanist wows gin fans

Wed 11th March 2015

The Jolly Botanist on Edinburgh’s Morrison Street opened last month, and has already proved a hit with customers. Owners Iain Pert and Gordon Gilhooley of ... Read More

CAIL BRUICH’s NEW LOOK

Wed 11th March 2015

Cail Bruich in Glasgow’s West End may, for the time being, still be under scaffolding, but the interior is looking great. Owned by chef Chris Charalambous ... Read More

Riley appointed MD of Maxxium UK

Tue 10th March 2015

Maxxium UK has appointed Mark Riley as Managing Director, effective from 1st April 2015. This follows last month’s announcement that Huw Pennell was leavi... Read More

Lords report ignores decade-long decline in alcohol related harms

Mon 9th March 2015

A Lords report has suggested that the EU 2006-12 alcohol strategy “achieved little” despite a decade-long decline in alcohol related harms in the UK. The... Read More