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

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 – with all of the profits going directly to the My Name’s Doddie Foundation....

Absolut creates new bottle label in support of LGBT+ History Month

Absolut vodka has taken ink used in hate signs from around the world to create a new limited edition bottle to celebrate LGBT+ History Month. Absolut say that they t...

All four Majors live on Sky Sports in a spectacular 2019 beginning with the Masters Tournament in April

The drama and emotion of all four Majors will come to life for Sky Sports customers this year as the biggest names in golf hunt down the most treasured prizes in the...

William Grant & Sons announce new Chief People Officer

William Grant & Sons has appointed Kerry Christie as its Chief People Officer effective June 2019. Kerry will be based in Scotland and will join the Company’s ...

Andy McCue to step down as The Restaurant Group boss

The Restaurant Group, whose brands include Frankie & Benny’s, Wagamama and Chiquito, has announced that chief executive Andy McCue has informed the board o...

Scotch Whisky exports on the up in 2018

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 2018, the export value of Scotch Whisky grew +7.8% by value, to a record £4.70bn. The number of 70cl bottles exported also reached record levels growing to […]...

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

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

BrewDog reveals more details of first US bar outside Ohio

Scottish brewer BrewDog has revealed more details of the ‘Doghouse’ bar it will open in Indianapolis, which will be its first US site outside its Ohio br...

Buzzworks Holdings reports another year of growth

Buzzworks Holdings has reported an increase in turn over, up 9 per cent from £14.8m to £16.2m, for 2018....

Diageo submits plans for flagship Johnnie Walker visitor attraction in Edinburgh

Diageo has announced that plans have been formally submitted for the flagship Johnnie Walker visitor centre in Edinburgh. The Edinburgh attraction is intended to be ...

McGinty’s Group set to serve up £500k bar and restaurant in Aberdeen

The McGinty’s Group has lodged plans with Aberdeen City Council to transform the former Esslemont and Macintosh (E&Ms) department store on Aberdeen’s Union Street into a £500k bar and restaurant on the ground and first floors, with a pizzeria planned for the first floor. The listed building which previously housed J...

Beer sales in UK on-trade up, says BBPA Beer Barometer

Sales of beer in the on trade increased by 0.1% on full year 2017 sales, according to the latest Beer Barometer sales data from the British Beer & Pub Associatio...

Carlsberg reports full-year UK volume down 3%

Carlsberg has reported total volume fell 3% in the UK for the year ending 31 December 2018 in a slightly growing beer market. Of its UK performance, the company stat...

SIMS AUTOMATICS: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS AT THE TOP OF ITS GAME

It’s not every day that you come across a family-run business that’s celebrating 50 years of successfully supporting and supplying the Scottish licensed trade wi...

KINGSBARN DISTILLERY’S SINGLE MALT TAKES FLIGHT

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...

ORO GIN WINS SILVER AT THE WORLD GIN AWARDS 2019

Oro Gin, from the Dumfriesshire-based Oro Gin Distilling Co, picked up the silver title in the London Dry Gin (UK) category at the World Gin Awards 2019 last month. Ray Clynick Jr, Head Distiller at Oro Gin, said, “I’m thrilled to announce Oro Gin has been presented with a silver award at the World Gin […]...

New rum for Deeside Distillery

A North-East distillery has launched an exciting new venture with the creation of the UK’s first single cask cask-strength rum.  Devil’s Poin...

Plans to extend historic Melrose pub given the green light

It’s always tricky trying to secure planning permission when a pub’s steeped in history but The King’s Arms in Melrose High Street has managed it. Scottish Bor...

LADY LIBERTINE OPENS HER DOORS WITHIN THE EDINBURGH GRAND

The Edinburgh Grand has added a further art deco inspired bar and dining experience with the launch of Lady Libertine. Lady Libertine is the second venue operated by...

Elliots to be renamed Vic’s & The Vine following refurbishment

Buzzworks Holdings has closed Elliots bar and restaurant in Prestwick for a refurbishment and rebranding that will be unveiled at Easter. It will from here on in be ...