SLTN Awards 2016 winners and highly commended finalists

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Whisky Bar of the Year, sponsored by Glenfiddich


Winner: Dornoch Castle Hotel, Dornoch
Highly Commended: Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant, Islay; The Pot Still, Glasgow

Wine Personality of the Year, sponsored by Inverarity Morton


Winner: Marshall Bass, Ubiquitous Chip, Glasgow
Highly Commended: Remi Fischer, The Old Course Hotel, St Andrews; David Lapsley, Taynuilt Hotel and Restaurant, Argyll & Bute

Beer Quality Award, sponsored by Tennent’s


Winner: Airlie Arms Hotel, Kirriemuir
Highly Commended: MacGochans, Isle of Mull; Mathers Bar East End, Edinburgh

Cocktail Bar of the Year, sponsored by Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands


Winner: The Finnieston, Glasgow
Highly Commended: The Adamson, St Andrews; Orchid, Aberdeen

Bartender of the Year, sponsored by Molson Coors


Winner: Callum Neilly, Lebowskis West End, Glasgow
Highly Commended: Pedro Direitinho, Jeremiah’s Taproom, Edinburgh; Linda Stillie, The Bridge Inn, Peebles

Mixologist of the Year, sponsored by Absolut & Barnomadics


Winner: Nick Gordon, Orchid, Aberdeen
Highly Commended: Andy Stewart, The Tippling House, Aberdeen; Jamie Moran, The Finnieston, Glasgow

Craft Beer Award, sponsored by Keith Brewery


Winner: The Crafty Pig, Glasgow
Highly Commended: The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh; Inn Deep, Glasgow

Craft Spirits Enthusiast, sponsored by Eden Mill St Andrews


Winner: Andy Stewart, The Tippling House, Aberdeen
Highly Commended: Milo Smith, 99 Bar & Kitchen, Aberdeen; James Sutherland, 56 North, Edinburgh

Best Outdoor Area, sponsored by Magners


Winner: Atholl Arms Hotel, Dunkeld
Highly Commended: So, What Comes Next? Glasgow; Ye Olde Inn, Edinburgh

Restaurant of the Year (Fine Dining), sponsored by Strathmore Scottish Spring Water


Winner: Brian Maule at Chardon d’Or, Glasgow
Highly Commended: The Roost Restaurant, Bridge of Earn

Restaurant of the Year (Casual Dining), sponsored by Strathmore Scottish Spring Water


Winner: The Adamson Restaurant & Bar, St Andrews
Highly Commended: La Petite Mort, Edinburgh

New Business of the Year, sponsored by Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer


Winner: No.10 Bar & Restaurant, Aberdeen
Highly Commended: Boclair House, Bearsden, Glasgow; Saint Luke’s & The Winged Ox, Glasgow

Independent Pub/Bar of the Year, sponsored by Kopparberg


Winner: 56 North, Edinburgh
Highly Commended: Bloc+, Glasgow; The Howlin’ Wolf, Glasgow

Social Responsibility Award, sponsored by Diageo GB


Winner: Sportsters, Falkirk
Highly Commended: Fubar, Stirling; The Garage Aberdeen, Aberdeen

Concept Venue of the Year, sponsored by Britvic


Winner: Gin71, Glasgow
Highly Commended: Alston Bar & Beef, Glasgow; Badger & Co, Edinburgh

Late Night Bar of the Year, sponsored by Keglevich


Winner: The Howlin’ Wolf, Glasgow
Highly Commended: Bread and Butter, Glasgow; Orchid, Aberdeen

Sports Bar of the Year, sponsored by Sky


Winner: Commercial Hotel, Wishaw
Highly Commended: Committee Room 9, Glasgow; Sportsters, Falkirk

Nightclub of the Year, sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka


Winner: Why Not Nightclub, Edinburgh
Highly Commended: Cav Nightclub, Edinburgh; Fubar, Stirling

Independent Multiple Operator of the Year, sponsored by Smirnoff


Winner: Kained Holdings, Glasgow
Highly Commended: Manorview Hotels & Leisure Group, Howwood; Signature Pub Group, Edinburgh

Licensee of the Year, sponsored by Carlsberg UK


Winner: Barbara Steele, The Allison Arms, Strathbungo, Glasgow
Highly Commended: Tracy Douglas, Ogilvy Bar, Kirriemuir, Angus; Iain Hewitt, Winstons, Corstorphine, Edinburgh

Unsung Hero, sponsored by Hugh Stirling Ltd


Winner: Helen Kallstrom, Braehead Bar, Kilmarnock
Highly Commended: Katie McLaren, The Kimberley Tavern, Glasgow; Nico Simeone, 111 by Nico, Glasgow

Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by Chivas


Winner: Nic Wood, Signature Pub Group

Industry Achievement Award, sponsored by Maxxium UK


Winners: Colin, Alison and Kenny Blair, Buzzworks Holdings

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