July 26th, 2011

The venue is usually exclusively for the legal fraternity although it is hired out for private events. Donald Findlay QC told Scotland on Sunday,  “I’m utterly appalled and scandalised at the suggestion. This is the slippery slope we’re on now. The next thing they will be doing is carry-out pizzas and selling hamburgers.”

Asahi to acquire Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime

Thu 11th February 2016

The battle for ownership of Peroni is nearly over with the news that Anheuser-Busch InBev has received a binding offer of £1.97bn for the c... Read more.

HIT Scholarships for 23 Scottish Apprentices

Thu 11th February 2016

A record-breaking 23 graduates have received Hit Scholarships which will allow them to enhance their skills through special work placements ... Read more.

Tennent’s Lager champions calories in a first for an alcohol brand

Thu 11th February 2016

  Tennent’s Lager is set to become the first alcohol brand in the UK and Ireland next month, to print clear nutritional and calorie ... Read more.

Sales up for Greene King and a record Christmas Day

Thu 11th February 2016

Belhaven owners, Greene King, have seen like-for-like sales grow 2.2% in its retail division over the last 40 weeks, and in the two Christma... Read more.

Valentine’s Facts & Drinks we love

Wed 10th February 2016

St Valentine was a real person named Valentinus – from the Latin word meaning worthy, strong and powerful – who was martyred in 270 AD, ... Read more.

James Clay announces new deal with Victory Brewing Company

Tue 9th February 2016

James Clay http://www.jamesclay.co.uk has added Victory Brewing Company’s beer collection to its portfolio. Victory Brewing Company’s b... Read more.


Mon 8th February 2016

Spirit and wine wholesaler Inverarity Morton (IM) is to close its regional depot in Milnathort with all operations moving to its Glasgow Hea... Read more.

Guinness launch visibility kits ahead of St Patrick’s Day

Mon 8th February 2016

Guinness is set to provide 10,000 bars and pubs throughout the UK with activation kits in time for St Patrick’s festivities this y... Read more.

Miss Whisky joins Wm Grant

Mon 8th February 2016

Alwynne Gwilt, the founder and editor of the the Miss Whisky website http://www.misswhisky.com, has joined William Grant & Sons UK as... Read more.

Moderate Drinkers Wanted by Heineken

Fri 5th February 2016

Heineken has launched a new ‘Enjoy Heineken® Responsibly’ campaign. Entitled ‘Moderate Drinkers Wanted’ the campaign is based on ne... Read more.


Fri 5th February 2016

Glenmorangie Milsean is the latest release in Glenmorangie’s Private Edition. It is the first Glenmorangie expression to be extra-matured ... Read more.


Fri 5th February 2016

Ultra-Premium Vodka CÎROC has revealed a limited edition ‘Derek Zoolander Blue Steel’ bottle. Designed exclusively in collaboration wit... Read more.

Courvoisier® launches its first global bartender competition

Fri 5th February 2016

Following the successful launch of Courvoisier’s brand campaign, The Toast of Paris Since 1889, the world-famous premium cognac house has ... Read more.

Rare Benromach revealed to be 35 years old

Thu 4th February 2016

The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd has brought to market one of its rarest expressions to date, Benromach 35 Years Old, and packaged it ... Read more.

The Glenturret appoints Douglas Laing as European distributor

Thu 4th February 2016

Edrington-owned single malt whisky, The Glenturret, will now be distributed by Douglas Laing in Europe. Late last year the brand, perhaps b... Read more.

Monster Energy launch new drink

Thu 4th February 2016

Monster Energy has launched a new drink and can size exclusively for the on-trade called Monster Ultra, a lighter tasting zero calorie and z... Read more.

CUE arrives in Aberdeen

Thu 4th February 2016

CUE Barbecue is a new Aberdeen restaurant on the site of what was formerly The Courtyard Restaurant in Aberdeen. As you would imagine from t... Read more.

Sue Says

Thu 4th February 2016

Boy oh boy since the middle of December the alcohol industry has been getting a real bashing. Dame Sally Davies said 1 daily glass of wine c... Read more.

Price freeze as Tennent’s drops Wallaces from name

Wed 3rd February 2016

Tennent Caledonian – owners of Tennent’s Lager – has announced that it is changing the trading name of its Sales and Distribu... Read more.

Obituary: Duncan Robertson

Wed 3rd February 2016

Duncan Robertson Big Dunc, funky dunky and Duncan 12th December 1973 – 1st January 2016 Duncan Robertson was a ‘one off’. He was a... Read more.