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UK Beer Sales Increase at Highest Rate Since 1997

UK beer sales have increased at the highest rate since surveys began in 1997, according to the latest UK Quarterly Beer Barometer from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA). Pub sales are up by 2.6%, with total beer sales up by 9.5%, following a second cut in beer duty in this year’s budget. The […]

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Kopparberg’s Great Grapefruit Giveaway

It’s funny where a throw-away comment can lead you. Last month I was writing about the new Kopparberg Cloudberry in an article on summer drinks, and how Kopparberg are promoting a perfect serve with a wedge of pink grapefruit. The next thing I knew I was handing out grapefruits to bartenders across Glasgow. Having worked […]

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Heineken All Set for Commonwealth Games

On the eve of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, HEINEKEN are fully prepared for the influx of tourists that the event is expected to attract. The Official Beer & Cider Provider for the Commonwealth Games, HEINEKEN are providing all of the beer and cider on sale to spectators at licensed bars within official Games venues. John […]

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William Grant & Sons Linked to Drambuie

William Grant & Sons is rumoured to be considering a £100m takeover of Drambuie, which has been put up for sale by the MacKinnon family. The liqueur, reputedly made from one of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s personal recipes, is also attracting attention from various other suitors including Remy-Cointreau, according to insiders. With Scottish brands such as […]

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BBPA Manifesto Outlines Vision for Pub Sector

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has published a manifesto outlining its priorities for a thriving beer and pub sector up to 2020. Calling for lower taxes and policies to promote growth and support for partnership and self-regulation, the BBPA plan to make a case for pubs and beers to politicians from all parties […]

First Drinks Renamed; Annual Report Released

  First Drinks, the UK division of William Grant & Sons, has been renamed William Grant & Sons UK. The announcement coincided with the company’s release of its annual report investigating the country’s Champagne and spirit markets.   Although the company name is changing, its legal status, office address and contracts with existing customers remain […]

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Marblehead have secured the rights to distribute Mahiki Coconut Rum in the Scottish on-trade. Mahiki Coconut takes its name from the tiki-themed nightclub Mahiki in London, and is made using rum from the Foursquare distillery in Barbados. Mahiki Coconut is a coconut rum liqueur that claims to ‘capture the escapist fun of Mahiki’. Pier Adams, […]

DRAM Awards 2014 Winners

Benromach Award for Success Buzzworks Holdings, Prestwick BII Customer Service  Lido, Troon Caledonia Best Neighbourhood Bar of The Year The Commercial Hotel & Bar, Wishaw Desperados New Bar of The Year Howlin’ Wolf, Glasgow Diageo Award for Social Responsibility Driftwood, Glasgow Dram Dog Friendly Pub of The Year Bridge Inn, Ratho Kopparberg Independent Bar of […]

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1999 Vintage released by Balblair

This summer sees the launch of the second release of the 1999 Vintage from Balblair Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Balblair 1999 replaces the award winning second release of the 1997 Vintage. The 1999 Vintage will be presented in a premium opening box, joining the complete Balblair collection available in this luxury format. Each Vintage is […]

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Isle of Skye supports mountain rescuers

Isle of Skye has launched ‘The Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky Munro Challenge’, a fundraising initiative for Scottish Mountain Rescue. The cause aims to encourage Scots of all ages and climbing abilities to climb one of the country’s 282 Munros, with all money raised going directly towards Scottish Mountain Rescue for new equipment, stretchers […]

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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