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Scottish distillery openings continue to rise

Mon 13th August 2018

The number of new distilleries opening in Scotland continued to climb last year, says a report for accountants UHY Hacker Young Group. The report also says that the

Crowdfunding campaign number two for Dornoch Distillery expansion

Wed 8th August 2018

Two brothers who recently launched their own gin and whisky distillery are already eyeing an expansion of their business. Phil and Simon Thompson, who run the whisky

Brunswick Hotel set for refurbishment following ‘seven-figure’ sale

Wed 8th August 2018

Stephen Flannery and Michael Johnson (pictured) have sold Glasgow’s Brunswick Hotel to Alam Investments, former owners of The Clifton Hotel in Glasgow’s

Wetherspoon calls on pubs and restaurants to support VAT cut day

Tue 31st July 2018

Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin (pictured) is calling on pub and restaurant operators to show their support for a UK-wide Tax Equality Day on Thursday September 13.

St Andrews Brewing Co. exceeds crowdfunding target

Thu 26th July 2018

Fife brewery St Andrews Brewing Co. has exceeded its crowdfunding target of £400k – and is continuing to accept investment to increase beer production to meet

Diageo announces preliminary results for year ended 30 June 2018

Thu 26th July 2018

Diageo GB has announced its full year results, with all categories performing well during a ‘good’ year in all. Commenting on Diageo GB’s full year res

MCEWAN’S BAGS IRVINE WELSH FOR CAMPAIGN WITH PROSTATE CANCER UK

Thu 12th July 2018

McEwan’s has recruited Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh to bare all for a major new campaign in support of Prostate Cancer UK – the leading charity fightin

Winner crowned in Buzzworks Chef competition

Mon 9th July 2018

Chefs from Buzzworks Holdings just went head to head Buzzworks Cook ‘n’ Crown, with Chef Gabriella Crawford from the Millhouse in Stewarton coming out on top wit

First core range of aged single malts from GlenAllachie Distillery

Mon 9th July 2018

The GlenAllachie Distillery has released its first core range since the distillery was acquired by Billy Walker last year. The release includes 10-year-old cask st

Quieter trading for pubs in the shadow of Glasgow School of Art

Fri 6th July 2018

Pubs in and around Sauchiehall Street have reported quieter trading since last month’s Glasgow School of Art fire, DRAM can report. According to people in the

BBPA’s Brigid Simmonds slams proposed PPL fee hike

Thu 5th July 2018

British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds (pictured) has described a 480% fee hike proposal from PPL as “eye-watering” in a climate

Edrington and Wm Grant’s crack Sunday Times Top 100 Private Company League Table

Thu 5th July 2018

Glasgow-based Edrington, has joined Wm Grant & Sons in the annual Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 league table which ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with

MIXED RESULTS FOR GREENE KING BUT GOOD WEATHER AND SPORT PROVIDE A BOOST

Wed 4th July 2018

In its year-end results, Greene King (the parent company of Belhaven) has announced that pre-tax profit is down 11% at £243m. This follows a challenging first half

Best Bar None Scotland to deliver and promote 125ml measure campaign

Tue 3rd July 2018

The Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership (SAIP) and Best Bar None Scotland are working together to raise the awareness and promotion of 125ml wine measures in pubs.

Funding available to encourage staff to cycle to work

Mon 2nd July 2018

Bike sheds could soon become as familiar a sight as smoking shelters outside Scotland’s pubs thanks to a shot in the arm of funding to cycle-friendly employers