C&C Group, owners of Tennent’s, has said that Scotland’s biggest selling lager brand continues to impress despite a 5.9% drop in sales. This however was not replicated by a revenue drop – instead net revenue for Tennent’s rose by 6.8% to £91m. The news was revealed with the publication of the company’s annual results which [...]
Spencerfield Spirit Company has a new exclusive distribution agreement with Ian MacLeod Distillers for its brands Edinburgh Gin, Sheep Dip and Pig’s Nose Whisky. Neil Boyd, UK Commercial Director for Ian Macleod Distillers comments, “We are delighted to add Spencerfield products to the Ian MacLeod portfolio, these brands are complementary to our existing portfolio.” He [...]
Diageo boss, Paul Walsh, is handing over the reigns of the business to Chief Operating Officer, Ivan Menezes, who will replace Paul Walsh as Chief Executive of Diageo from 1st July. Walsh, who will step down from the Board at the September 2013 Annual General Meeting, will retire from the company on 30 June 2014. [...]
Fred Laing has taken total control of Douglas Laing & Co, the independent whisky blender and bottler, and the business his father Fred Douglas Laing established in 1948. The news follows the decision by Fred and brother Stewart, who have run the company for the past 40 years, to go their separate ways. The assets [...]
Heineken has renewed its headline Deuchars sponsorship of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Under the three-year deal, the company will sponsor signs at more than 250 venues, as well as Deuchars being the ale of the Fringe. Deuchars IPA launched in 1991, and the brand began sponsoring the Fringe in 2010.
Chef Albert Roux OBE received a standing ovation when he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Scottish Hospitality Industry Trust’s (HIT) annual dinner last night at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow. After accepting the award he spoke of his love for Scotland but suggested that Scotland’s tourism industry was missing out due to the fact [...]
The UK’s largest independent family-owned brewer Wells & Young’s is investing behind its famous Scottish ale brand McEwan’s with the launch of McEwan’s Red. Brewed in Edinburgh at an ABV of 3.6% McEwan’s Red is a new Scottish beer that’s a little bit different. A smooth and refreshing pint – it’s brewed to be red [...]
Burn Stewart Distillers has been sold for $244m (£160m) to South African drinks company Distell Group, who acquired 100% of the share capital of Burn Stewart from sellers CL World Brands Ltd and Angostura Ltd in a deal brokered by DLA Piper Scotland. Distell is one of Africa’s leading producers and marketers of spirits, fine [...]
Innis & Gunn has celebrated its 10th birthday by launching an unoaked lager in the on-trade. Available on draught Innis & Gunn Lager (4.6% ABV) uses native British ingredients with some Innis & Gunn flourishes. It’s the first time the independent brewer has launched an unoaked beer under its umbrella brand, and will be the first release [...]
Yates’s on West George Street, Glasgow has been transformed into the Merchant. It opened last month after a £300K transformation. The investment by the Stonegate Pub Company, the business that own and operate the Merchant, includes a completely new food offer, an enhanced cask ale range and the opening up of the first floor which [...]
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