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The drams in a field of their own

COUNTRY lifestyle magazine Scottish Field unveiled the winners of its latest Whisky Challenge earlier this month – and it proved to be a night...

Savanna back for seasonal push

SOUTH African cider brand Savanna Dry has embarked on a fresh marketing push this month ahead of the festive season. A ten-second TV ad was...

The secret of festive wine list success

IF operators haven’t compiled their Christmas wine lists by now, they’d better get cracking. The importance of planning festive wine offers early was emphasised by...

Watchdog led us a merry dance – VC2

Stirling-based VC2 Brands has hit back at the Portman Group after the watchdog’s complaints panel forced it to rename its flagship product – despite giving it a clean bill of health for several years. VC2 has rebranded its Stiffy’s vodka liqueur as Stivy’s after the panel ruled that the product’s name was in breach of Portman’s code of practice on the naming, packaging and promotion of alcoholic drinks.

Innis & Gunn releases Irish whiskey stout

SCOTTISH beer firm Innis & Gunn is preparing to unleash a new limited edition stout that has been matured in Irish whiskey casks. Innis &...

The wine guy

It’s shaping up to be a vintage Christmas for entry-level wines, writes Guy Chatfield THE trade at Christmas fascinates me as there always seems a...

Spirits show is hailed a success

THE second annual Boutique Bar Show, held in Edinburgh last week, has been hailed a success after attracting more visitors than the inaugural event....

Bar launches cocktail list

GLASGOW style bar Metropolitan has unveiled a new cocktail menu. A special launch party was held last month to celebrate the introduction of the new...

Brand shows a hairy upper lip

STONE’S, the ginger wine brand owned by Accolade Wines, is investing a claimed £2 million on a new ad campaign for its Ginger Joe...

A WKD range of festive flavours

SEASONAL serves are likely to be a key part of the festive drinks offer at many outlets this Christmas – and the country’s leading...