Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Dry weather could threaten British beer

SCOTLAND may have enjoyed an unseasonably warm and dry end to March but drier weather across the UK as a whole could have serious...

Awards for Borders brewery

SCOTTISH Borders Brewery has scooped two regional business awards. The microbrewery, established in January 2011, was named Best New Business and Best Green Business at...

Beer duty stamps on the horizon?

DUTY stamps could be introduced to bottles and cans of beer in a bid to curb alcohol fraud. The UK government is consulting on proposals...

Ben to remember “Mr Guinness” at Gleneagles

TRADE charity The Ben will pay tribute to late director Gordon Millar, known affectionately as “Mr Guinness” from his Diageo days, with a new...

Licence stats don’t tell the whole story

SINCE publishing its latest liquor licensing statistics last month, the Scottish Government has conceded that interpreting the figures and their impact on the trade...

Plain alcohol labels under consideration

A BAN on alcohol branding and marketing and raising the legal drinking age are just some of the measures being considered by a House...

Cider shows naked ambition

SWEDISH fruit cider brand Kopparberg is to launch a new apple variant later this month. Described as having a “clean and crisp” taste, Kopparberg Naked...

It’s Awards time again!

Spring is here and for Scotland’s best-loved trade paper it means only one thing – the return of the SLTN Awards. In today’s SLTN publication and online you will find a brochure containing all the details you need to enter the 2012 SLTN Awards.

We’ve won the battle on pricing

First Minister Alex Salmond confidently declared last week that drinks industry opponents to minimum pricing will now “come into line” after the measure received a massive boost in political support. The Westminster coalition is now consulting on a proposed 40p a unit minimum price as part of its new Alcohol Strategy, raising the prospect of the mechanism being introduced on both sides of the border.

Tennent’s takes Maclay beer deal

Tennent Caledonian Breweries (TCB) strengthened its grip on the Scottish lager scene last week when it secured a deal to become the main beer supplier for Maclay Inns. The Glasgow brewer is looking forward to driving sales of its core brands – Tennent’s lager, Caledonia Best ale and Magners cider – and other craft beers in Maclay’s 26 managed pubs after winning the deal from Belhaven.