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VK in new name deluge

THE parent company of RTD brand VK says it’s been swamped with entries to its ‘what’s your flavour?’ competition. An online campaign is asking fans of …

Time to go back to beer basics

Quality is key as on-trade sales decline continues, brewers say IT’S never been so important for operators to get the basics right when it comes to serving …

Sparkling stuff in 2011 – Berry Bros

CHAMPAGNE enjoyed a corking year in 2011, with sales showing no ill-effects of the continuing economic stagnation in the UK. At least that was the experience …

Special award for Chivas

SCOTCH whisky producer Chivas Brothers has been awarded the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commendation Award from Healthy Working Lives (HWL). Chivas Brothers …

Heineken on song for Valentine’s

HEINEKEN aims to spark romance this Valentine’s Day through a new Facebook application. The Serenade app, which is available in 20 languages, enables …

Lower costs in the bag

A NEW ‘bag-in-keg’ system will provide a valuable resource for brewers looking to expand across the country, according to its UK distributor. The reusable …

Balvenie toasts the coopers

SPEYSIDE whisky distillery The Balvenie has released its first ever ‘members only’ bottling. The Craftsman’s Reserve No1, The Cooper (ABV 59.4%), will be …

Bobar unveils new mixes

A NEW cocktail menu has been launched in the bar at the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor hotel. The new list at Bobar on Byres Road is said to feature “something for …

New season, new cocktail for Suntory

JAPANESE whisky giant Suntory has released two new seasonal cocktails to usher in the spring season. The Yamazaki Risshun combines Yamazaki 12 year old single …

Hunt on for best rum bartenders

PREMIUM rum brand Appleton is once again looking to find the world’s best bartenders. The UK leg of the Appleton Estate Bartender Challenge kicks off later …