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Menabrea launches in Scotland

Massimo’s in Glasgow was the venue for the launch of Italian brand Menabrea, which is now being distributed and marketed in the UK and Ireland following an exclusive distribution agreement with C&C Group. Franco Thedy, Managing Director of Menabrea, came to Glasgow to launch the beer which has been brewed in the Piedmont region of […]

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CELEBRATORY PACKAGING FOR KRONENBOURG 1664

Heineken has launched special edition packaging to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the original Kronenbourg brewery. The limited edition packaging is available in the on-trade from now until December. The bottles have been updated to showcase the heritage and brewing expertise behind the brand. The limited edition, new-look features a colour split label of silver […]

Arta Group

The Art of Tequila

Lochrin Young Wines & Spirits, a new Scottish drinks marketer and distributor founded by Phil Lochrin and David Young, is about to launch award-winning tequila brand Arta into the UK and Europe. Arta is an ultra-premium, small-batch organic tequila produced by an 11th generation farmer and 3rd generation distiller, and presented in a bottle made […]

Rock Rose gin

New gin from Dunnet Bay Distillers

Dunnet Bay Distillers has just distilled its first gin, Rock Rose. Owners, Martin and Claire Murray, installed their copper pot still, called Elizabeth, and carried out some early trials, before producing the first batch of Rock Rose gin recently. The gin is made using locally derived botanicals, including the rock rose, from which the brand […]

Shetland Reel Gin

Shetland Reel Gin launches

Shetland Reel Gin, the first product from The Shetland Distillery Company, launched last month. The distillery only opened last year on Unst in the supplies building of the former RAF Saxa Vord site. The business venture, a partnership between Scotch whisky industry specialist Stuart Nickerson, his wife Wilma and Saxa Vord owners Frank and Debbie […]

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BENRIACH RELEASES BATCH 11

BenRiach has released the latest batch, its eleventh, of single cask bottlings. It comprises fourteen superb casks that were bottled in July and are all now available. Ranging from 9 to 37 years old, the much-anticipated release demonstrates a hugely eclectic range of expressions for which BenRiach is renowned, with astonishing variety across the fourteen […]

Dark Island Reserve 330ml

Gold Stars For Dark Island Reserve

The Orkney Brewery’s speciality Dark Island Reserve ale has picked up three gold stars – the highest award possible – at this year’s Great Taste Awards. Each product entered into the competition is subjected to rigorous tasting by a panel of over 400 expert judges. Of the 10,000 entries received for this year’s event, only […]

New Wild Geese Rum Collection

Premium Irish whiskey makers, The Wild Geese, has expanded its portfolio to include a collection of crafted rums, The Wild Geese Rum Collection. Continuing its partnership with Marblehead, The Wild Geese have launched three new Caribbean rums, Golden Rum, Premium Rum, and Caribbean Spiced. Already the recipient of nine industry awards, all won within two […]

Campbell’s get green light for Belleisle

Campbell Inns has now been given the green light to turn the former Belleisle mansion building in Ayr into an upmarket hotel complete with spa. John and Senga Campbell bought the mansion in June 2012, and have spent the last two years attempting to get permission from planners and Historic Scotland, who suggested that their […]

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Mackintosh takes the helm

Ewen Mackintosh takes the helm this month at Elgin-based business Gordon & MacPhail. Ewen, 46, succeeds MD Michael Urquhart, who is retiring. Ewen, Gordon & MacPhail’s Chief Operating Officer, has been with the company his entire working career, after graduating from St Andrews University. He was also part of the team that brought Benromach Distillery […]

DRAM Awards 2014 Photos

DRAM (Drinks Retailing and Marketing) is the leading publication for the Scottish on-trade. It is Scotland's only monthly licensed trade magazine and is available as a printed publication as well as online.

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Suppliers Guide 2014

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