Gordon & MacPhail relaunch whisky portfolio

Scotch whisky distiller Gordon & MacPhail has announced the relaunch of its portfolio of single malt Scotch whiskies with the streamlining of its existing portfolio into five distinct ranges: ‘Discovery’, ‘Distillery Labels’, ‘Connoisseurs Choice’,‘Private Collection’, and ‘Generations’. The first range ...

Matthew Clark and Bibendum promise business as usual

Matthew Clark and Bibendum have issued a joint statement to re-assure Scottish licensees that it is ‘business as usual’ for the companies after their acq...

Nic Wood, Signature Pubs: Interview

The boss of Signature Pubs, Nic Wood, is looking quite relaxed which is good going considering he has just added another seven pubs to his estate. This makes him one...

C&C Group new owners of Matthew Clark and Bibendum

C&C Group PLC bought Matthew Clark (Holdings) Ltd and Bibendum PLB from administrators PwC earlier this month. The deal saw the group pick up the two wholesalers...

Alain Roux and Michel Roux OBE to open in the Balmoral

Alain Roux, Chef Patron of The Waterside Inn, Bray-on-Thames, and his father, Michel Roux, O.B.E., legendary chef and restaurateur, are set to launch a new restauran...

C&C Group bids to buy Matthew Clark and Bibendum

C&C Group PLC has entered a bid to acquire Matthew Clark (Holdings) Ltd and Bibendum PLB. The move is supported by AB InBev, who will provide financial support for the acquisition, and is dependent upon Conviviality going into administration. That move is expected to occur imminently. In a statement the C&C, which also o...

MATTHEW CLARK OWNERS HEAD FOR ADMINISTRATION

Matthew Clark owners Conviviality Plc has failed in its efforts to raise the £125m required to save the company from likely administration. The company revealed ear...

Wetherspoon’s preliminary results show a healthy sales growth but Martin slams remainers

J D Wetherspoon’s Preliminary results (For the 26 weeks ended 28 January 2018) show an increase in revenue of 3.6% to £830.4m, with like-for like sales up 6.1...

Three in a row for Buzzworks as it makes The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for 2018 list … again

Congratulations to Buzzworks Holdings who have once again made it into the The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for 2018. It’s the third time the Ayrshi...

Positive news from Tennent’s as market share and revenues grow

Tennent’s owners C&C Group has revealed that Scotland’s best selling lager has grown market share in the Independent Free Trade and retail channels o...

Design Focus: A new era for The Kirkhouse in Shettleston

There is a little corner of Shettleston that will probably forever be associated with the Healy family – who since taking over The Kirkhouse 18 years ago, has transformed what was a local drinking howff, into a neighbourhood bar and restaurant that locals can be proud of. When the Healy family took over this traditional [&hell...

Design Focus: Malones Irish Bar Edinburgh

There is nothing nicer than going to a pub in the middle of the day to find it buzzing and that was the case when I visited the new Malones Irish Bar on Edinburgh&#...

Maxxium UK rebrands to Edrington-Beam Suntory and relocates to Glasgow

Spirits company, Maxxium UK, the UK sales, marketing and distribution company owned by Edrington and Beam Suntory, will be known as Edrington-Beam Suntory UK Distrib...

Six by Nico gets set for Edinburgh launch

Chef Nico Simeone is set to introduce his successful dining concept ‘Six by Nico’ to Edinburgh this April. ‘Six by Nico’ in Edinburgh will b...

Hanoi Bike Shop: Dog lovers urgently required for First Dates

Vietnamese restaurant Hanoi Bike Shop, in Glasgow’s West End, is set to host its own version of popular Channel 4 show ‘First Dates’ ahead of Valen...

Buzzworks celebrate 9.2% rise in profits as turnover hits £14.8m

Buzzworks, the award-winning Ayrshire-based hospitality group, owned by Kenny, Colin and Alison Blair, celebrated a rise in turnover of 15.6% to £14.8 million and a 9.2% increase in pre-tax profit to £694,248 for the year to 30 April 2017. The promising results not only help cement Buzzworks reputation as a leader within the h...

EDINBURGH GIN UNVEILS NEW LOOK FOR VALENTINE’S LIMITED EDITION

Edinburgh Gin is making it easier for romantics just in time for the 14th February with its revamped 2018 Valentine’s limited-edition gin. Howeveryou will have...

Strong performance from Diageo but Smirnoff see sales dip

Diageo has reported a strong performance with operating profit up 6.1% on net sales of £6.5bn. ...

Top 5 Malt whiskies to celebrate Burns Day

Malt whisky accounts for 16.1% of all whisky sales, while blends account for 61.7%. Top 5 Malt whiskies Glenfiddich 12 year old Glenmorangie The Glenlivet Founder’...

Burns didn’t die of alcohol, more matters of the heart

People have speculated that Burns died of alcohol excess and possibly a sexual disease, but that was probably just the view of his biographer Dr James Currie, who fr...