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Saturday 6 February 2016


The Calcutta Cup kickabout

With the next installment of the Calcutta Cup kicking off this year’s Six Nations, here’s the boozy story of what happened to the poor trophy in 1988.

Thursday, February 4th, 2016 No Comments »

Spirits in off-trade still growing, Diageo says

Spirits in the UK off-trade are continuing to see growth, Diageo’s European boss said, but on-trade beer sales continue to suffer.

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 1 Comment »

Innis & Gunn ramps up its gastro-pub plans

Scottish craft brewery Innis & Gunn is to open a second bar and restaurant, which will serve unpasteurized fresh lager from a tank.

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

European Court confirms illegality of MUP

The European Court of Justice has today confirmed that Scotland’s plan to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing of alcohol is illegal because it breaches EU trade laws.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

William Grant CEO to step down

William Grant & Sons’ chief executive Stella David is stepping down as CEO, effective at the end of February 2016.

Thursday, December 17th, 2015 No Comments »

LGBT community ‘intimidated’ by alcohol services

Researchers have called for greater diversity training among health professionals after members of the Scottish LGBT community reported they felt “intimidated” by the “hetero-centric” nature of existing alcohol services.

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Tennent’s packaging goes retro

Tennent’s Lager has released a limited edition pack in its classic 1980s design to celebrate its 130th anniversary.

Monday, December 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Beer lorry crashes into pub

A beer delivery truck forced the closure of an Edinburgh street after it crashed into a pub yesterday afternoon.

Friday, December 4th, 2015 No Comments »

Wine drinkers offered small glasses in trial

Wine drinkers in Scotland will now be offered small 125ml glasses of wine in pubs as part of a scheme by health authorities to “bring more choice” to pub-goers.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 No Comments »

First Scottish-Japanese whisky launched

Two malt whisky expressions blended from liquid produced in Scotland and Japan have been released, named after a 19th century industrialist known as the “Scottish Samurai”.

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 No Comments »

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