Spirits

New gin to help raise funds for Doddie Weir’s MND charity

Mon 18th February 2019

English spirits ­producer 45 West Distillers, which produces Burleighs Gin, is working with ­Scottish rugby ­legend Doddie Weir’s charity to ­create a new gin

Scotch Whisky exports on the up in 2018

Thu 14th February 2019

Official figures from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have revealed a strong year for Scotch Whisky exports in 2018, with global growth by both value and volume. In 20

Year-on-year revenue growth of over 300% for Scottish craft gin brand McQueen Gin

Wed 13th February 2019

Stirlingshire-based true craft spirit brand McQueen Gin has announced year-on-year revenue growth figures of over 300%.

KINGSBARN DISTILLERY’S SINGLE MALT TAKES FLIGHT

Wed 6th February 2019

A long-held dream to distill fine single malt whisky in the East Neuk of Fife has become a reality for the founders of Kingsbarns Distillery, as they toast the launc

Diageo release half-year results and reveal plans for new Edinburgh whisky visitor experience

Thu 31st January 2019

Diageo has delivered its 2019 Interim Results, half year ended 31 December 2018.

Happy Burns Night! Here’s a cocktail to celebrate

Fri 25th January 2019

We’re celebrating the Bard’s birthday with a ‘Make it Blush’ cocktail courtesy of Glasgow’s Rogano restaurant. Why Make it Blush? Becau

MONIN ORIGINAL ARRIVES IN THE UK AFTER A HIATUS

Tue 22nd January 2019

MONIN Syrups has reintroduced speciality liqueur MONIN Original- Lime Citron Vert back to the UK. Developed after years of research, trials and testing, MONIN Origin

TEELING DISTILLERY STRIKES DEAL WITH MAVERICK DRINKS

Tue 22nd January 2019

Teeling Distillery has named Maverick Drinks as its exclusive UK distributor. Led by Master Distiller Alex Chasko, the Teeling team produce up to 500,000 litres of s

Brora Distillery set to re-open after 35 years

Wed 21st November 2018

Brora distillery, which last operated in 1983, is set to reopen and back in production by 2020.  The copper pot stills have been transported 200 miles to Diageo Ab

Scots distillery is first UK company to bag gold at Absinthe Festival in France

Wed 14th November 2018

Loch Ness Spirits came home with the gold medal at the Absinthiades Festival in Pontarlier for its Absinthe Blanche. The Absinthe is distilled using homegrown botani

DRAM Halloween Cocktail Special – The Gorilla s’mores with Jack Daniel’s Fire made at Treacle

Wed 31st October 2018

Happy Halloween! For our final Halloween Cocktail special, Emma ventured out to Treacle Bar & Kitchen in Edinburgh where the charming Andy made up their Gorilla s'

New Speyside distillery named ‘building of the year’

Wed 31st October 2018

The £140million Macallan distillery on Speyside has been commended as the 'building of the year' at the Institute of Civil Engineers’ Saltire Awards in Edinburg

DRAM Halloween Cocktail Special – The Bloody Maria with Mezcal Union Tequila made at Topolabamba

Tue 30th October 2018

Trick or treat? Emma headed out to Topolabamba and found herself a wee treat with The Bloody Maria. You may know her sister, The Bloody Mary? Thanks to the lovely Do

DRAM Halloween Cocktail Special – The Rebel Hell with Rebel Yell Bourbon made at Van Winkle

Tue 30th October 2018

Trick or treat? Our girl Emma headed out to Van Winkle in Glasgow and found herself another wee treat of a cocktail. The Rebel Hell. thanks to the awesome Chris for

Not a ‘good news’ budget for hospitality industry

Tue 30th October 2018

The Scottish hospitality industry should be feeling put out by this year's inhospitable budget.