Whisky Beer from Tennent’s

Tennent’s Beer Aged with Whisky Oak is a new premium offering from Tennent’s The company has just started rolling the beer out, but it already has got listings at some first class venues including Gleneagles, Inverlochy Castlel Hotel and the Torridon Hotel. With an ABV of 6%, the new brew is aged alongside single malt […]

Punch Taverns Achieve £50 million Pre-tax Profit

Punch Taverns have made pre-tax profit of £50 million, which according to the company is on track to meet their full year profit expectations. In the interim results for the 28 weeks to 1 March 2014, Punch reported that average profit per pub was up 4% over the estate of 3,956 pubs. Punch also announced […]

Corinthian Club, Glasgow sees hours cut from 6am to 3am

The Corinthian in Glasgow, owned by G1, has had its extended licensing hours cut from 6am to 3am, following a decision by Glasgow Licensing Board. Its license was reviewed at Glasgow’s Burgh Court Hall earlier today (11th April) and The Corinthian’s extended licensing hours, which allowed them to sell alcohol until 6am on the provision […]

Restaurant Andrew Fairlie makes it into World’s Top 100 Restaurants

Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles Hotel is the only Scottish restaurant to make it into the Top 100 Restaurant of the World list, published by Elite Traveler and sponsored by Champagne Laurent-Perrier. The restaurant was described in the publication as “Sumptuously lit with rich dark paneling and floorlength silk drapes, the restaurant opened to immediate […]

Glass amnesty for pub glass collectors

Belhaven has today announced a glass amnesty and is calling for the return of any drinking glasses which may have been inadvertently taken from its pubs. The ‘no questions asked’ move comes as the industry is said to be on the brink of a global glass shortage, with stocks forecast to run out long before […]


BELHAVEN lessees and managers are set to benefit from a new training courses launched by the firm. The course aims to help licensees in its tenanted and leased estate develop a stronger social media presence for their pubs. The ‘Marketing Through Social Media’ workshop will explore recent developments in social media, as well as offering […]

The tankard


Look out for a new Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold tankard. The Diageo owned brand, which is the UK’s No.1 golden rum based spirit drink, and the 2nd best-selling spirit brand in Scotland, now has a distinctive tankard which aims to help licensees drive sales of rum and rum-based drink sales. Sarah Browne, On Trade […]

Spirits sales boosted

It seems that consumers are showing a renewed enthusiasm for spirits in bars,restaurants and clubs according to CGA. Over the last year Malt Whisky, sparkling wine and liqueurs enjoyed double-digit growth, but beer sales have seen a fall of 7%, and wine sales also dropped 2%. What is also encouraging though is the spirit results […]

Brian Calder and John Gilligan pictured on the cover of this months DRAM.

Brian Calder takes over at Tennents

C&C Group has just appointed Brian Calder to the post of Chief Executive of Tennent Caledonian Breweries. Calder will move into the role from his current position as Managing Director of Wallaces TCB, which was formed following C&C Group’s full acquisition of the Wallaces Express business earlier this month. He will take over the newly […]

Smirnoff supports on-trade with its biggest ever loyalty programme

Smirnoff has launched a new campaign to drive engagement with the on-trade and help increase loyalty and category growth. The brand will be reaffirming Smirnoff’s quality and how this can help drive on-trade profit as part of a £10 million investment programme to grow the brand. The campaign will run throughout 2014 and as well […]

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