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Brand leaves a Trace in capital

EDINBURGH bartenders and consumers got the chance to expand their knowledge on bourbon at a masterclass hosted by Buffalo Trace’s master blender. Drew Mayville was...

Ale festival opens doors

MORE than two thousand real ale fans are expected to descend on Stonehaven over the next two days as the town hosts its annual...

Olympics boosts Premier Inn performance

THE firm behind budget hotel chain Premier Inn and the Beefeater Grill and Brewers Fayre pub brands is anticipating “moderate” growth over the next...

SIBA issues rallying call

INDEPENDENT brewers were being urged to show their support for the Save Your Pint campaign ahead of today’s debate in Parliament. SIBA, the lobby group...

Highland businesses recognised

FOOD and drink businesses across the north of Scotland were celebrating last week after picking up top awards at the Highlands & Islands Food...

Tower goes to top of the class

ACKERGILL Tower in Wick has been awarded five-star status from the Scottish Tourist Board. The 15th century castle has 17 bedroom suites and is part...

Make reviews work for you, hotels told

ONLINE review sites are here to stay – and hotel, bar and restaurant operators must learn how to make the most of them. That was...

Scotch sustains record exports

EXPORTS of Scotch whisky remain at record levels, with the value of shipments overseas up 12% on last year. New figures published by the Scotch...

Cig vending ban inches closer

A BAN on cigarette vending machines in Scottish pubs came a step closer last week when an appeal from a major operator was rejected...

Supply lines shift as Waverley sinks

LICENSED businesses around Scotland were forced to quickly find new sources of drink supply last week after the sudden collapse of WaverleyTBS. The wholesaler ceased trading with the loss of 685 jobs on October 8 – six days after entering administration. Administrators at Deloitte have retained a team of 97 to help it realise value from the company’s assets, having almost conceded defeat in its attempts to find a buyer.