Monday, April 22, 2019

City chiefs launch alcohol crackdown

Task force set up to tackle Glasgow’s ‘booze culture’ TOUGHER sanctions for off-sales caught selling alcohol to under 18s is one of a number of...

The Famous Grouse Famous Pubs 2011

The Famous Grouse launches campaign to find the UK's most famous pub Following on from the success of The Famous Grouse Famous Pubs campaign last...

Macleod snaps up distillery No.2

Speyside the focus as Diageo plans to up Scotch whisky production IAN Macleod Distillers has underpinned its future growth plans with the acquisition of a...

Morton moves to take Inverarity

Drinks wholesaler Wm Morton strengthened its position in the Scottish wine market last week by clinching a deal to acquire Inverarity Vaults. The deal effectively sees Glasgow-based Morton, which incorporates Cheviot Wines, become Scotland’s biggest independent wine supplier. It also brings months of speculation over Inverarity’s future to a close.

Heineken bids to boost cask share

HEINEKEN UK has expanded the range of regional and national cask ales it offers its free trade customers to help them make the most...

Merger creates new pubco giant

A pub company set up to acquire more than 300 pubs from Mitchells & Butlers has merged with the firm behind Yates’s to form what’s said to be the biggest privately-owned managed pub group in the UK. Stonegate Pub Company, formed by private equity firm TDR Capital to buy 333 wet-led pubs from M&Bs last November in a £373 million deal, has joined forces with Town & City Pub Company, whose brands include Yates’s and Slug & Lettuce.

Operator drops anchor in Largs

Buzzworks aims to repeat Scotts’ success in seaside town AS the rain lashes against the large picture windows framing the view of the Isle of...

Italian operators take plunge by the river

Glasgow-based restaurant and bar group expands into retail with the opening of a new specialist wine shop on the banks of the River Kelvin. The Giovanazzi group of companies has been a force in Glasgow for decades and is the name behind the Paperino’s and La Parmigiana restaurants, as well as The Big Blue bar at Kelvinbridge.

Smoke ban stubs out city pubs

Licensed premises close in all but one Scottish constituency. Scotland’s traditional inner-city pubs have suffered most in the wake of the smoking ban, a new study has found. Glasgow central was hardest hit, with 56 pub closures recorded between the start of the ban in 2006 and 2010, according to research by CR Consulting for the Save Our Pubs & Clubs Campaign.

It’s Whiski galore as bar diversifies

Gary and Anne Still combine shop, bar and bistro in new capital business. The owners of an award-winning Edinburgh whisky pub have taken their first steps into retailing Scotland’s national drink. Anne and Gary Still, the couple behind Whiski on the Royal Mile, created the Whiski Rooms by acquiring and knocking together three commercial premises on The Mound.
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