Return to SLTN website →


- Advertisement -



What started out as a simple idea in 1879 has turned into one of the most recognised brands and iconic products in the world. The idea to craft an extra-clear, premium vodka grew to become what we now know as Absolut vodka; to this date we strive to celebrate creative expressions in art, design music and cocktails.


For more than 150 years, the BacardI family has been making the world’s most awarded rum, which has inspired bartenders to create some of the world’s most iconic rum drinks.

A key ingredient in some of the best known cocktails such as the Mojito or the Daiquiri, the varied BACARDI range of products offers different taste expressions for different styles of drink; from a light mixing rum, or traditional golden rum to a bold black rum.

Still a family-owned business, BacardI is proud to offer a range of carefully crafted products that allow you to create a wide selection of drinks and cocktails suitable for any occasion.


Barnomadics is a creative events agency working with the biggest brands in the drinks industry. ​Delivering inspiring bars, expertly crafted drinks, professional event staff and engaging brand experiences; Barnomadics is the essential partner when activating at events ​across the country.

Bibendum is one of the UK’s most successful drinks businesses. As a premium wine and spirits partner, we are a Nationwide specialist for the on-trade. In addition to wine, we also sell an extensive range of premium spirits, craft beers and ciders, and a growing range of sakes.

Bibendum is proud to sponsor the Restaurant of the Year category at this year’s Scottish Licensed Trade News Awards and we look forward to participating in this fantastic event.

Based on a 1761 recipe, Bombay Sapphrie gin is created by perfectly balancing a unique combination of ten hand-selected exotic botanicals from around the world. Every drop of Bombay Sapphire gin starts its journey at The Bombay Sapphire distillery at Laverstoke Mill, home of the vapour infusion process.

This unique process sees the natural flavours of the botanicals skilfully captured, resulting in the fresh and vibrant taste with which Bombay Sapphire is synonymous. Thanks to its balanced flavour profile, cocktail lovers and bartenders the world over love Bombay Sapphire as the gin that provides the best canvas for their creativity.

For 150 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Chambord, BenRiach, GlenDronach, Slane and Fords Gin.

Launched in 1909, Chivas Regal is the world’s first luxury whisky and is considered to be a timeless classic, renowned for style, substance and exclusivity.

A truly global brand, Chivas Regal today sells in more than 150 countries across the globe. Brotherhood, generosity, entrepreneurship and integrity are at the heart of Chivas Regal.

Distell International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Distell Group Holdings, South Africa’s leading producer of wines, spirits, ciders and RTDs.

Distell International offers a cross-category, award winning portfolio of cider, wines and spirits. With a knowledgeable and passionate sales force, based throughout the UK, Distell International delivers a portfolio of unique brands rich in history and heritage, putting our customers and consumers first. As a trusted partner to the trade Distell International is delighted to support the Gastropub of the Year category at the 2020 SLTN Awards.

The next eighteen months will see Eden Mill work towards becoming the first carbon neutral distillery in Scotland as well as achieving new and innovative methods of sustainable packaging for their products. Eden Mill's new carbon neutral distillery and visitor centre in Guardbridge, St Andrews is aiming to welcome 100,000 visitors per year after opening in 2021.

Edrington-Beam Suntory UK is the sales, marketing and distribution joint venture of Edrington and Beam Suntory, two of the world’s most prestigious spirits producers. Combining the heritage of both businesses and the long histories of the brands under our stewardship, we are headquartered in Glasgow with an office in London and presence in key cities across the UK.

We continue to work with our customers to drive consumer demand for our premium portfolio and we’re delighted to acknowledge others whose inspirational blend of innovation and passion have made a special contribution to the Scottish licensed trade.

Experimenting has always been at the heart of Glenfiddich. It is by keeping an open mind that we continue to challenge the rules of single malt - a philosophy which led to collaborating with likeminded individuals to develop the Glenfiddich Experimental Series.

Glenfiddich Fire & Cane is a bold fusion of smoky and sweet notes. Fire & Cane is the 4th expression in The Experimental Series. By marrying peated whisky and malts matured in bourbon barrels, and then finishing in Latin rum casks, we created an exquisite whisky with campfire smokiness and toffee sweetness.

The Swedish town of Kopparberg has been home to Kopparberg Bryggeri (brewery) since 1882. More than 130 years later, the brewery maintains its independent production of the bestselling and tasting fruit cider that’s loved across the globe.

Kopparberg now boasts a portfolio of fruit refreshment products both within and outside of the fruit cider category, including the recently launched Kopparberg Premium Gin, a range of premium gins with the distinctive flavours that made Kopparberg famous. Enjoy Kopparberg with friends to unlock the feeling of the best times outside.

Magners Irish Cider is pleased to announce its support of this year’s Best Outdoor Area award. Magners was born in Clonmel in Ireland in 1935 and is now Scotland’s favourite bottled apple cider. With 17 varieties of sweet, sharp and bitter apples in every pint, using fresh juice for a more natural taste, it’s as refreshing today as it was when William Magner first conceived it over 80 years ago.

As a truly authentic Irish cider, Magners is the perfect partner to celebrate the unique and exciting spaces that the Best Outdoor Area category has to offer.

For over two centuries Molson Coors has been brewing beverages that unite people for all of life’s moments. Molson Coors produces some of the most beloved and iconic beer brands ever made. While the company’s history is rooted in beer, Molson Coors offers a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle.

Our growing beverage portfolio in the UK & Ireland includes Pravha, Staropramen, Blue Moon, Offshore, Franciscan Well Chieftain IPA, Rekorderlig, Aspall Cyder, Pip & Wild and Wellraiser, alongside popular favourites Coors Light, Carling - the UK’s number one selling lager, and the UK’s number one selling cask ale - Doom Bar.

Schweppes invented the fizz back in 1783 when Swiss watchmaker and ‘creator of bubbles’ Jacob Schweppe pioneered carbonated drinks by creating a process to capture bubbles in liquid.

Since then Schweppes has been part of British drinking culture, enjoyed by generations at home and in bars thanks to its renowned bubbliness.

In 2018 the Schweppes bottle got a makeover and this year we’ll be making a multi-million pound investment to celebrate our long heritage and fabulous fizz whilst bringing more fun and colour to the mixer scene. In short, we’ll be raising the nation’s spirits.

Sky Business is the business-to-business division of Sky, providing TV to a wide variety of commercial premises across the UK and ROI. With unrivalled entertainment, unmissable live sport and breaking news, we work with our customers to ensure they enjoy more money-making opportunities with Sky. With Sky Sports, customers can choose from an amazing selection of live content, from traditional sporting favourites through to a wide range of new and emerging sports.

Sky Sports remains the home of football, featuring more games from both the Premier League and EFL this season, plus action from the SPFL, Carabao Cup and Euro 2020 Qualifiers. And it’s not just football, Sky Sports offers fan favourites including International Rugby, all 4 golf Majors, all 21 F1 Grands Prix, every England cricket home Test, ODI and T20, plus so much more.

Smirnoff is the number one spirit in Scotland*. Smirnoff is ten times filtered to offer extraordinary purity. As a priority market for the Smirnoff Company, it offers an unrivalled level of on-trade support in Scotland including: POS, training on the perfect serve, and development of drinks menus, all of which help to drive footfall and ROS for outlets.

Smirnoff is committed to responsible drinking and actively works with third parties both nationally, such as the DrinkAware Trust and the Portman Group, and in local initiatives to equip consumers with the information they need to make sensible choices about alcohol.

*Scotland MAT value share data vs total spirits to 25th Jan 2020 CGA Nielsen. The SMIRNOFF word and associated logos are trade marks. © The Smirnoff Co. 2020

Intensely rich yet subtly sweet, Smokehead embodies a wild spirit and appeals to those with an appreciation for heavy, earthy peat. With immense smoke and notes of sea salt and spice, this is a vigorous whisky that stands out from the crowd. Bold, untamed, unruly, welcome to Smokehead. Smokehead is part of Ian Macleod Distillers.

Brewed with passion at Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow, using the finest of Scottish ingredients since 1885, Tennent’s Lager is Scotland’s favourite pint. It has achieved this status through innovative marketing, a dedication to quality and an unmatched commitment to the Scottish licensed trade.

Tennent’s Lager recognises that its success is due in no small part to the support of the individuals and businesses operating within the trade. Our customers are fundamental to the delivery of a perfect quality pint. This is why we are delighted to sponsor this award that recognises and rewards bars and staff for the ongoing commitment to the delivery of a perfectly poured pint, every time.

The London Essence Company uses distilled essences of fine fruit and botanicals to create a collection of light and elegant tonics, sodas and gingers. Each bottle has naturally sourced sweetness and no more than 20 calories per 100ml, delivering a sophisticated flavour profile that accentuates the world’s finest spirits.

Vimto Out of Home is a leading supplier of post-mix, packaged, coffee and frozen soft drinks across the UK, with a strong presence in our Scotland region. The only company licensed to supply Coca-Cola and Pepsi on draught, our wide post-mix range also includes Irn Bru and Vimto.

SLTN Awards 2021 competition