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Mixed drinks can help to make whisky more accessible

Hghballs, cocktails and food pairing could be among the ways to grow whisky sales in the coming weeks, with festive customers open to trying something new over the festive season. 

We wish you a busy Christmas and a buoyant New Year

After a painfully long run of subdued festive seasons, drinks companies are positive about the prospects for festive trading this December

Full steam ahead for capital eatery’s festive season

SLTN spoke to Roy Brett, chef and owner of Ondine in Edinburgh, about his expectations ahead of Christmas and New Year 2023. 

Leith innovators’ bonny addition to the world of Scotch whisky

HALEWOOD Artisanal Spirits has just passed a major milestone with the release of the first whisky from its Bonnington Distillery in Leith, which began production in 2020. 

Time for kitchens to ride the new wave

Because chefs, as a species, have been cooking with fire for thousands of years, the switch to cooking with invisible electromagnetic waves continues to be an uncomfortable one.

Billy’s big pursuit of perfectly peated Speyside spirit

Independent Scotch whisky distillery The GlenAllachie has launched a new peated single malt Scotch whisky – Meikle Tòir.

How can brands and bars ‘walk the walk’ on inclusivity?

That was one of the main themes that emerged from SLTN’s first In Conversation with SLTN event, titled Incluvisity in Whisky. 

Glasgow gathering tackles issues around inclusivity in whisky

Making whisky more welcoming to a broader range of people was top of the agenda when SLTN held its first In Conversation With SLTN event last month. 

This festive season could be a return to form, despite financial caution

After what has been a year of mixed fortunes for many hospitality businesses, owners and operators across Scotland will be hoping for a Merry Christmas 2023

Top Brands 2023: Getting in the spirit

It wasn’t that long ago that gin seemed on track to overtake vodka as the biggest spirit in the Scottish on-trade – but gin itself has now been overtaken.


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