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Could gin become the biggest-selling spirit?

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.
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Vodka: the most valuable spirit

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
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Lager still the pub linchpin

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 .
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A category just beyond the pale

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 .
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Enjoy the fruits of their labour

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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A stout performance

Not surprisingly, Guinness has retained its position as the biggest-selling stout in Scotland’s bars and pubs, with Belhaven Black retaining second place .