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Glasgow's Makar Cherry Gin Named ‘UK's Best Flavoured Gin' at World Gin Awards

Glasgow born Makar Cherry Gin has been named the ‘UK’s Best Flavoured Gin’ at the prestigious World Gin Awards, which took place at London’s Caledonian Club on Thursday 10th January 2019.

Bottling innovation inspired by Perthshire woodlands

Creating new products, services or processes can be challenging, particularly for smaller businesses where time and money are in short supply. Tapping into universities is one way that small...
Glengoyne Distillery wetlands

Glengoyne Distillery wins top award for environmental best practice

Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is celebrating a top award win at an internationally acclaimed spirits competition. The Highland distillery was awarded a Master medal in the Green...

Raising a glass at Methil Heritage Centre

Researched and put together by The Friends of Methil Heritage with assistance from ON Fife curators, the exhibition explores the history of distilling in the Levenmouth area. The Friends have worked closely with Diageo at...
Tamdhu Fish Pass

Double gold award success for Tamdhu

A Speyside distillery is kicking off the New Year on a high after achieving double gold award success in The Spirits Business Distillery Masters 2019 competition. For the first...
Glenkinchie Distillery

Plans to transform Glenkinchie Distillery visitor experience approved

Another key milestone has been passed in the plans for a major transformation of the Glenkinchie Distillery visitor experience after East Lothian Council formally granted planning permission for the development.

Arbikie Highland Estate launches Scotland’s first Rye Whisky in over 100 years

‘Field to bottle’ distiller, Arbikie Highland Estate, has launched its ‘Highland Rye’ Single Grain Scotch Whisky, the first Rye Whisky distilled in Scotland for over 100 years. Arbikie’s Highland Rye Single Grain Scotch Whisky was laid...
Dictador Glenfarclas 1972 rum

Glenfarclas produces limited edition rum for £1,300 per bottle

The first spirit to come out one of Scotland's oldest distilleries, other than whisky, on sale at Harrods for £1,300. Ultra-premium rum, Dictador Glenfarclas 1972, which has been produced at Glenfarclas Distillery is a limited-edition collaboration rum,...

Lidl launches 23 year old single malt Speyside whisky for £39.99

Lidl has launched a new premium single malt whisky within it’s Ben Bracken range – a Ben Bracken 23 year old Speyside whisky for £39.99 per bottle. Whisky expert Blair Bowman commented, "The Ben Bracken 23 year old...

Return of rare whisky made to honour Scottish Samurai

He was the Scotsman who helped modernise Japan and whose story inspired a pioneering fusion of Scotch and Japanese whisky. Now, on the anniversary of the death of “Scottish Samurai” Thomas Blake Glover, spirits business Fusion Whisky has announced...

Pickering’s Gin baubles head to US thanks to seven-figure funding package

Scottish gin producer, Pickering’s Gin, is exporting its popular gin-filled baubles to the USA for the first time after securing a seven-figure funding package from HSBC UK. The funding has enabled Pickering’s to make increased...

Tomatin releases 50y/o whisky worth £10,000 per bottle

Highland whisky distillery, Tomatin, has released one of its highly anticipated single malt, the Tomatin 50 Year Old, distilled on 24th November 1967. Following 50 years of maturation at the distillery, the deep-honey coloured expression has been...

52 year old ‘one off' Macallan released for £38,500 per bottle

The Macallan has released just 250 bottles of a 52-year-old single cask malt whisky for £38,500 each. Each bottle is hand-signed by Macallan whisky maker Sarah Burgess, and presented in a solid oak box with an etched...

BrewDog rolls out free ‘Bar Stool beer schools’

BrewDog is offering free versions of its beer schools across its network of UK and selected European bars, to give anyone the chance to sample its beers and learn the fundamentals of tasting beer. The...
Sandy McIntyre

Speyside distillery manager crowned whisky icon of the year

A distillery manager from Speyside has been crowned the best in Scotland as part of Whisky Magazine’s ‘Icons of Whisky 2019’ awards. Sandy McIntyre, who is Distillery Manager for Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky,...
BrewDog Tampere

BrewDog opens in Tampere, Finland – its 15th new bar this year

Scottish brewer BrewDog, continues to expand its international presence with the launch of its latest international bar located in Finland, in the dynamic southern city of Tampere.  BrewDog Tampere is the Aberdeenshire brewer’s 15th bar...
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The Three Drinkers – Amazon Prime TV trailer

Drinks experts Colin Hampden-White, Helena Nicklin and Adrian Smith embark on an imbibing adventure. The travelogue trio put spirits and entertainment site by side as they embark on a whisky tour of Scotland. The new Amazon...
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Tax relief boosting Scottish distillery boom

Johnston Carmichael’s Capital Allowances team has advised on £100m of new distillery developments across Scotland, as investment into the industry shows no sign of slowing with a spate of developments in the pipeline and...

New six°north Dundee bar, Dynamo, opens

Six°north's new Dundee bar, Dynamo, opened on Friday 7th December 2018. This follows last month's announcement that six°north were taking over this historic site on 42 Union Street. Since then a refit of the bar has...

New European distribution deal signed by Aberdeen-based gin

An Aberdeen-based start-up gin company founded by three UK bartenders, including 10 Dollar Shake’s Adrian Gomes, has secured a new European-wide distribution deal. Single Estate Spirits Ltd., which produces Jindea Single Estate Tea Gin, has...

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BrewDog Tampere

BrewDog opens in Tampere, Finland – its 15th new bar this year

Scottish brewer BrewDog, continues to expand its international presence with the launch of its latest international bar located in Finland, in the dynamic southern...

New six°north Dundee bar, Dynamo, opens

Six°north's new Dundee bar, Dynamo, opened on Friday 7th December 2018. This follows last month's announcement that six°north were taking over this historic site on 42...

Targeting Scottish beer to be a £1billion industry

Scotland’s national agency for the food and drink industry has made a rallying call for consumers to buy Scottish beer this Christmas as an...

Gin News

Pickering’s Gin baubles head to US thanks to seven-figure funding package

Scottish gin producer, Pickering’s Gin, is exporting its popular gin-filled baubles to the USA for the first time after securing a seven-figure funding package...

New European distribution deal signed by Aberdeen-based gin

An Aberdeen-based start-up gin company founded by three UK bartenders, including 10 Dollar Shake’s Adrian Gomes, has secured a new European-wide distribution deal. Single Estate...
Andrew Clark Hutchison

Dark Art gin brand and distillery wins Guy & Co-creation Award

A proposal for a new craft gin company and distillery in Kirkcudbright has won the inaugural Guy & Co-creation Award. The idea for the Dark...

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Raising a glass at Methil Heritage Centre

Researched and put together by The Friends of Methil Heritage with assistance from ON Fife curators, the exhibition explores the history of distilling in the...
Tamdhu Fish Pass

Double gold award success for Tamdhu

A Speyside distillery is kicking off the New Year on a high after achieving double gold award success in The Spirits Business...
Glenkinchie Distillery

Plans to transform Glenkinchie Distillery visitor experience approved

Another key milestone has been passed in the plans for a major transformation of the Glenkinchie Distillery visitor experience after East Lothian...

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Glasgow's Makar Cherry Gin Named ‘UK's Best Flavoured Gin' at World Gin Awards

Glasgow born Makar Cherry Gin has been named the ‘UK’s Best Flavoured Gin’ at the prestigious World Gin Awards, which took place...

Bottling innovation inspired by Perthshire woodlands

Creating new products, services or processes can be challenging, particularly for smaller businesses where time and money are in short supply.
Glengoyne Distillery wetlands

Glengoyne Distillery wins top award for environmental best practice

Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is celebrating a top award win at an internationally acclaimed spirits competition. The...

Raising a glass at Methil Heritage Centre

Researched and put together by The Friends of Methil Heritage with assistance from ON Fife curators, the exhibition explores the history of distilling in the...
Tamdhu Fish Pass

Double gold award success for Tamdhu

A Speyside distillery is kicking off the New Year on a high after achieving double gold award success in The Spirits Business...
Glenkinchie Distillery

Plans to transform Glenkinchie Distillery visitor experience approved

Another key milestone has been passed in the plans for a major transformation of the Glenkinchie Distillery visitor experience after East Lothian...

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