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
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 .
Heineken must have been working hard to promote John Smith’s over the past year as CGA’s data reports that the brand is now the second-biggest ale in the Scottish on-trade .
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 .
Not surprisingly, Guinness has retained its position as the biggest-selling stout in Scotland’s bars and pubs, with Belhaven Black retaining second place .
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