The drink of the blue agave’s growing popularity in the on-trade is evidenced in this year’s CGA listings with sales of tequila soaring by over 35% to £17.6 million.
Beer is the big story of this year’s High Flyers list, with seven of the ten entries being either lager or ale brands.
It’s been predicted for some time, but this is the year it finally happened: gin is now worth more in the Scottish on-trade than whisky.
Vodka has long been the on-trade’s biggest spirit, and although the category has fallen in value over the past year it remains the most valuable spirit in Scotland’s pubs and bars
Fans of peated malts will be pleased to see the success of Laphroaig in this year’s Top Brands feature.
The ongoing gin boom is just one of the big changes in this year’s list .
While total value sales of £3.37 million may not suggest a behemoth for bars, sales of low and no-alcohol beers have in fact ballooned by 27% in the past 12 months.
Lager's status as the linchpin of the Scottish on-trade lives on, with new figures from CGA showing it accounts for a third of the alcohol sold in the Scottish on-trade .
It has certainly been a vintage year for the on-trade’s second largest category as wine recovered from a decline last year with an increase in sales of over £10 million.
It's been a good year for cider sales in the Scottish on-trade, with the category’s value having risen by almost £3 million to £145m .
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