Friday, January 22, 2021


Join SLTN and Angostura for special virtual rum tasting

SLTN and Angostura have joined forces to stage a special virtual rum tasting next month.

Bloc+: two decades of magic and mayhem

SLTN Award-winning venue has evolved over 20 years to become a staple of the Glasgow bar scene.

Burns Night comes early with Smokehead and SLTN

Bar operators and staff from across the Scottish trade celebrated an early Burns Night yesterday (19th January) thanks to SLTN and Smokehead.

Fairlie scholarship finalists revealed

Six young chefs from across Scotland are in the running for this year’s Andrew Fairlie Scholarship.

New Scottish rum has a Brass Neck

The team behind a new Scottish spiced rum is gearing up to roll the spirit out in the on-trade once lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Nicole will make her Mark in bourbon role

Scottish bartender Nicole Sykes has been recruited to a new role for American bourbon brand Maker’s Mark.
Staff member with face mask

New hospitality development programme launches

A new hospitality development programme which seeks to develop talent to help the sector rebuild in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has been launched

Join SLTN and Angostura for virtual rum tasting

SLTN and Angostura are bringing a taste of the Caribbean to the trade this February with a special rum tasting

Dr Kirstie McCallum joins Halewood

Whisky veteran Dr Kirstie McCallum has been appointed as the new master blender of Halewood’s Artisanal Spirits division

Innis & Gunn signs sales and distribution deal with C&C Group

Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn has announced a new partnership with Tennent’s parent company C&C Group which will see C&C selling and distributing Innis & Gunn’s beers across the UK and Ireland

Star rent reduction extended

Pub company Star Pubs & Bars has announced that its Scottish lessees will continue to receive a 90% rent reduction while premises are required to remain closed

Veteran duo launch new hotel management firm

Two senior figures in the Scottish hotels industry have joined forces to launch a new hotel consultancy and management business

Crerar digs deep for charity

Scottish hospitality group Crerar Hotels closed out 2020 in charitable form with the donation of £200,000 to various charities

Whiskies go under the hammer for The Ben

A number of rare and exclusive whiskies are going under the hammer to raise funds for Scottish licensed trade charity The Ben

Spirit of Speyside set to return in 2021

The Spirit of Speyside whisky festival is set to return next year, organisers have announced


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Market set to pick up pace

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