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Stars rise in east

Life in the pub trade may not be a bed of roses these days, but a husband and wife team in the east end of Glasgow are showing it can still be profitable – …

Bartender to leave cocktail Legacy

An Edinburgh bartender has beaten competition from across Scotland to reach the final of the UK-wide Bacardi Legacy cocktail competition. ordon Purnell of The …

Distiller denies sale talk

>Whyte & Mackay looks set to remain under the ownership of Indian businessman Vijay Mallya – despite a 60% dip in profits its last financial year. A …

Search on for country’s top cellars

DRINKS dispense company Innserve is on a mission to find the country’s top cellars. And it’s being helped along the way by Rupert Lovebeer – a fictional …

Edinburgh Gin to appear on Waitrose shelves

A GIN distilled on a farm in Fife is now appearing on the shelves of upmarket retailer Waitrose. Spencerfield Spirit Company, which makes Sheep Dog malt and …

Fyne and dandy

THE first single malt to be fully aged by the owners of Islay’s Bruichladdich distillery has been named the best of 2011 – by Loch Fyne Whiskies. The …

Young brought in to open new business

TENNENT Caledonian Breweries has added another well-known brewing figure to its senior management ranks. Jim Young, formerly of Scottish & Newcastle and …

Commons hosts pubco debate

MPs will debate the merits of introducing a statutory code of practice to govern the relationship between pubcos and their tenants in the House of Commons …

SIA cuts licence fees for stewards and security firms

THE Security Industry Authority (SIA) has made its fees cheaper for door stewards and security firms. The industry regulator reduced the cost of an individual …

TCB broadens its ale horizons

SOME of Scotland’s best-regarded craft beers are poised to reach a wider audience thanks to a new distribution deal with Tennent Caledonian Breweries. The …