Recent News

Hats off to Dundee Licensing Board as they take sensible approach to Personal Licence renewals

Wed 10th December 2014

Dundee Licensing Board have thrown a lifeline to licensees who have failed to either do, or get their personal licence refresher training certificates in, before the December deadl...

JDW’s relationship with Heineken goes flat following Irish bust-up

Tue 9th December 2014

Pub giant JD Wetherspoons has announced that it is pulling Heineken’s brands out of its pubs following a disagreement in the Republic of Ireland. According to JD Wetherspoon,...

THE WESTERN CLUB RESTAURANT, GLASGOW OPENS

Tue 9th December 2014

Alan Tomkins opened his Western Club Restaurant last month. It marks the first new city centre venture for the veteran restaurateur in almost a decade. He reckons it is Glasgow’s...

Thomson takes on Brand Ambassador role for Glenfiddich

Tue 9th December 2014

Family run brand Glenfiddich has appointed appointed Dundee-born Mark Thomson as its new UK Brand Ambassador. Mark will be the face of the brand in the UK with immediate effect....

Awards for Gordon & MacPhail

Mon 8th December 2014

Gordon & MacPhail are toasting triple success. The Elgin-based whisky specialists won the Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year and Whisky Retailer of the Year – Single Outl...

Tennent’s adds Hee Haw

Thu 4th December 2014

As Scotland adopts lowers its drink-drive limit brewers Tennent’s have launched Hee Haw a new alcohol free lager. Not only that but licensees who have signed up to Wallaces ...

Bar News

A Family affair

Wed 3rd December 2014

The Glenfarclas dining and meeting room at Hutchesons Glasgow opened for business last month. The wood-panelled dining room on the third floor of the building, also boasts the full 45-strong Glenfarclas Family Cask range. It’s the first time the range will have been available in its entirety outside of Speyside. Old monochrome photography paying homage… Read More.

The Quaich bar re-opens

Tue 2nd December 2014

The Quaich bar at the Craigellachie Hotel opened last month. The opening marked the completion of the complete renovation and restoration of the 28 bedroom hotel which started in January. The Quaich bar has now been re-situated within the hotel, and now is at the back. Part of the renovation works included installing a direct… Read More.

Glasgow Bartender Scoops O.V.D. Cocktail Crown

Mon 1st December 2014

Congratulations to Julija Bernatovica from the Kelvingrove Café in Glasgow. She has won the £1000 top prize in the O.V.D. Discover the Dark Side of Rum Cocktail Competition. Julija won over the judges with her “Wanted Kidd” cocktail, a delicious combination of O.V.D., Cocchi Amaro and apple, toffee and rosemary syrup that was deemed by… Read More.



Brand News

Tennent’s adds Hee Haw

Thu 4th December 2014

As Scotland adopts lowers its drink-drive limit brewers Tennent’s have launched Hee Haw a new alcohol free lager. Not only that but licensees who have signed up to Wallaces TCB online advent calendar have the opportunity to try their first case for hee haw! Putting a tongue-in-cheek twist on the vernacular – ‘hee haw’ is Scots for… Read More.

Glasgow’s first home produced gin

Wed 3rd December 2014

The Glasgow Distillery Company has launched Makar Glasgow Gin, Glasgow’s first home-produced gin whose name is derived from the Scots word for ‘poet’. Makar Glasgow Gin is a premium handcrafted traditional gin distilled seven times in a state-of-the-art copper still and then left to rest for a minimum of two weeks to let the botanicals… Read More.

Michael Owen launches SPEY Limited Edition

Wed 3rd December 2014

The football connection to whisky is continuing. Following Beckham’s launch of Haig, Michael Owen has unveiled the SPEY Limited Edition Single Malt Whisky, developed in partnership with Harvey’s of Edinburgh. Michael has launched two distinctive high quality single malt expressions – The Golden Choice and The Michael Owen Limited Edition which will be sold globally… Read More.