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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 SAPPHIRE gin is created by perfectly balancing a unique combination of ten hand-selected exotic botanicals from around the world. 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.

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is also on a mission to become the world’s most sustainable gin with all 10 of its botanical ingredients on track to be certified sustainable in 2021. With the suppliers of eight already certified according to the For Life standard, the goal is for the remaining two producers to be certified in the following months.

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE – #StirCreativity

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.

For more information about the company, click their name to visit their website.

Chivas Regal

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.

As a trusted partner to the trade, Distell International is delighted to support the Gastropub of the Year category at the 2021 SLTN Awards.

With some distilleries and wineries first opening their doors as early as the 18th century, they offer a diverse portfolio of brands with rich provenance and authenticity, crafted by extraordinary people across the world.

From South Africa to Scotland, Distell International is truly a global organisation. With a knowledgeable and passionate sales force based throughout the UK, they pride themselves in putting their customers and consumers first, and are committed to excellence in everything they do.


We are Edrington UK – the UK’s number one whisky supplier. As part of the global Edrington family, we are responsible for the UK sales, marketing and distribution of an incredible premium and ultra-premium portfolio, including The Macallan, Highland Park, The Famous Grouse, Naked Malt and Brugal.

As a distribution partner of Beam Suntory, we also represent many of its brands in the UK marketplace, such as Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Laphroaig, Courvoisier and The House of Suntory range of Japanese craft spirits.

We work closely with our customers to drive consumer demand for our 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 best-selling 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 and Kopparberg Rum, a range of premium gins and rums with the distinctive flavours that made Kopparberg famous.

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 our history is rooted in beer, Molson Coors offers a modern portfolio that expands beyond beer.

Our growing beverage portfolio in the UK & Ireland includes Pravha, Staropramen, Blue Moon, Chieftain IPA, Rekorderlig, Aspall Cyder, Three Fold Hard Seltzer, Miami Cocktail Co., alongside popular favourites Coors, 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 a wide variety of commercial premises across the UK and ROI, by connecting and entertaining millions of people every day – from unmissable live sport, unrivalled entertainment and breaking news, to the best drama and comedy, documentaries and films.

Sky Sports brings you more of the games that matter, from the Premier League to the Scottish Premiership, the Women’s Super League and the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. And it’s not just football: coming up over the next few months, Sky customers can show a great sporting line up including Formula One, every day from the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup, the Darts’ World Grand Prix and so much more.

Communities up and down the country have missed spending time together at their local and this summer’s sporting schedule provides the perfect opportunity for pubs to bring customers together to share in the drama and excitement of live sport – something that we’ve all missed.

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 26th Dec 2020 CGA Nielsen.

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.

Premium Tonics On Draught Always Chilled, Perfectly Carbonated

Fresh Serve by London Essence infuses distilled botanicals for the purest flavour using patented micro dosing technology to create the freshest tasting tonic

Five exquisite tonic flavours Indian, Grapefruit, Rhubarb, Cucumber and Elderflower

Operationally simple, sustainable and efficient using 96% less packaging vs bottled tonic and significantly less CO2 emissions meaning less recycling and more fridge space.

Vimto Out of Home

Vimto Out of Home is a one-stop-shop offering the widest range of soft drinks brands for post mix, frozen and coffee occasions. With a strong presence in Scotland, Vimto Out of Home is unrivalled when it comes to service and quality. They are the leading frozen beverage provider, and the only company licensed to offer both Coca Cola and Pepsi on draught.

Their wider post mix range includes Irn Bru, Vimto, Sunkist and Ocean Spray Cranberry.