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Restless spirit keeps Blaikie moving on up

He’s transformed the fortunes of Edinburgh bar The Mercat since taking on the lease six years ago, but Graham Blaikie’s not finished yet GRAHAM Blaikie...

Aspall expansion drive continues

Growing demand for Aspall cider has prompted the Suffolk-based producer to restructure its management team. Commercial director Geoff Bradman and finance director Des Smith have been promoted to the role of joint managing director, responsible for driving the business forward under chairman Barry Chevallier Guild, whose family has owned and run the business for eight generations.

Price holds key to pubco reform

The ongoing enquiry into pubcos will only bring real benefit to leaseholders if action is taken to allow tenants to buy beer at more competitive prices. The claim came from Hamilton tenant Lynn Adams last week as the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills committee confirmed it will re-open the long-running probe next month.

Brand brings Miami club life to Edinburgh

EDINBURGH was among the destinations when Smirnoff vodka took its Nightlife Exchange Project across the UK recently. The promotion has seen Smirnoff bringing Miami-style...

Malts are the toast of Speyside

Chivas Brothers scores double win in annual whisky awards THREE single malts have been named the best in Speyside at an annual whisky festival. Aberlour...

Trade must broaden snacks horizons

Extending range beyond pub favourites key to boosting sales, producers say OPERATORS must look beyond traditional pub favourites if they are to maximise sales of...

Scottish beer firms in race for listing

THREE Scottish breweries are competing for a national listing with supermarket chain Sainsbury’s. Williams Brothers in Alloa, Alva-based Harviestoun brewery and the Caledonian Brewing...

Top award for capital B&B

AN Edinburgh property has been judged to offer Scotland’s best guest accommodation at an awards ceremony in London. 23 Mayfield picked up the Guest Accommodation...

Distilleries back music and malt

DISTILLERIES on the Hebridean islands of Islay and Jura opened their doors to malt whisky fans last week as part of the annual Feis...

Bar snacks move to a new level

Drinkers at Glasgow’s Boudoir can now graze on more than crisps and nuts in between meals A GLASGOW wine bar has taken a fresh approach...