Eden Brewery to Build On-Site Distillery

Eden Brewery boss Paul Miller is returning to one of his first loves, whisky, with the news that he is expanding his St Andrews brewery, after getting planning permission to build a new privately-funded distillery called Eden Mill. It will produce a new single malt supplemented by a range of gins that will use botanicals […]


Greene King Aim to get Locals Onside

It seems like Greene King are a step closer to opening a Hungry Horse restaurant and public house in Perth. The new venture, at the Broxden Business Park, has been touted by Perth and Kinross Council to many businesses over the years, but to no avail. Now it seems that the Council could sell the […]

Steak & Cherry to Re-open

Steak & Cherry, one of Glasgow’s late-night restaurants, had to close due to a fire back in 2011. Now it’s set to make a return. It is set to open later this month at 508 Sauchiehall Street, just over the road from its former premises. It will, however, open earlier than its previous incarnation and […]


All aboard for Anchor Line launch

Mario Gizzi and Tony Conetta are only weeks away from opening their most ambitious project to date, the new Anchor Line Bar and Grill on St Vincent Place, Glasgow. This is their first business venture to have a dedicated bar as well as a restaurant. Until now, all of their restaurants which include Di Maggio’s, […]


Living Ventures expands in Glasgow

Living Ventures, the group owned by Tim Bacon and Jeremy Roberts, has secured its first site in Glasgow for its Gusto brand. It has acquired a building at 14 Bothwell St. Living Ventures completed a management buy-out of Gusto earlier this year and expects to add to the group with four opening over the next […]


Boatique hotel beside Britannia

The owners of the Royal Yacht Britannia have revealed that they have bought a former lighthouse boat, the MV Windsor Castle, and plan to spend £1m converting it into a luxury floating boatique hotel with 25 bedrooms. The hotel, which will be permanently berthed next to Britannia, is due to be completed by Spring 2016, […]


Hi-Spirits team up with Tails Cocktails

Hi-Spirits is to distribute the Tails cocktail range following a reformulation, expansion and redesign for the premium pre-mixed drinks brand. The entire Tails range has been reformulated and refreshed in collaboration with Bols of Amsterdam. The cocktails are now made with new, even higher quality liquids and ingredients, including Bols liqueurs. The new partnership will […]

September 2014

Countdown to the Ryder Cup

There are only four weeks to The Ryder Cup, and Diageo is gearing up for one of the most significant and high profile events that the company has ever been involved with. Golf stars such as Masters Champion Bubba Watson and Rory McIlroy, are competing and no doubt many more golfing greats including Colin Montgomery […]


Saltoun Inn opens in Fraserburgh

JD Wetherspoon has moved into Fraserburgh with the opening of the Saltoun Inn last month. The company has invested £2.4m in the Inn, formerly The Saltoun Arms, which is managed by Donna Rafferty, who used to manage the Granity City pub at Aberdeen Airport. The new-look pub and hotel is set on four floors, with […]


Going for Gold

Although figures detailing the financial impact of Games have yet to be released, the initial statistics made available by the Glasgow 2014 press office show the sheer volume of visitors that visited the city each day. Over 3.5m people passed through Central Station over the 11 days of the Games, with more than 1.2m tickets […]

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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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