The drinks that customers want

Against a backdrop of changing consumer tastes, some drinks remain essential

A soft focus can pay off

Soft drinks is becoming an increasingly complex category

Complex product is a trade essential

Wine is one of the biggest drinks categories in the on-trade and can’t be ignored next year

Spirit that is only getting stronger

The current ‘gin boom’ is expected to continue into the new year and beyond

Ready to drink is ready for growth

There’s been no shortage of activity in the market this year

On-trade’s favourite spirit flourishes

Licensees looking to benefit from the move towards Scottish spirits will be pleased to see there has been an increase in the nation’s selection of vodkas this year

Scotland has innovation in abundance

Scottish companies, in particular, have pulled out all the stops on the innovation front this year

Cheers to the biggest-selling product

Draught is still the leading beer format in Scotland, accounting for more than 90% of beer volumes sold through the country’s bars and pubs

Category moves to the dark side

Cider producers press ahead with more formats and new flavours

Water of life has a life of its own

Domestic and imported whiskies remain important to the Scottish on-trade