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Lidl launches own-brand Scottish gin in £500,000 deal

Lidl UK has launched its own brand of premium Scottish gin, taking inspiration from Scotland’s national animal – the unicorn. Aquine has been created and distilled using pure Scottish water, representing the legendary myth that the...

Tomatin named as fastest growing top 10 single malt whisky in US

Highland whisky distillery Tomatin, has been named the fastest growing top ten single malt whisky in the US. Recent figures released by Impact Databank confirm that the brand has increased its foothold in the...

Dunnet Bay Distillers: An Innovation Story

Dunnet Bay Distillers is the story of a couple who long dreamed of starting their own business and combined their passions with a desire to get back to their roots to open their own...
CGI of Ardgowan Distillery

Ardgowan Distillery unveils ambitious plans for £12 million Inverclyde distillery

Ardgowan Distillery has revealed ambitious designs for their new £12 million distillery which is being built on the Ardgowan Estate near Inverkip, 30 miles west of Glasgow. The plans showcase the flagship building which has...
Chris Thewlis

Edinburgh social enterprise pub chain sold to well know operators

Edinburgh businessman Chris Thewlis has sold Beer for Good CIC to Swedish businessman Mike Christopherson and his wife Anna. The couple is well known in the capital’s hospitality industry, already owning six bars in the city...

Majority of Scots feel Whisky tax is unfair on Scotland

The majority of Scots (58%) believe an increase in Scotch Whisky excise duty would show that the UK government doesn’t care about the future Scotland, a new poll has found. According to a Survation poll commissioned by...
James Watt and Martin Dickie

BrewDog unveils ambitious 12 month ‘Blueprint’

BrewDog has unveiled ‘The BrewDog Blueprint’; an ambitious business manifesto packed with more than 30 initiatives that will see it evolve its beers and business, as well as how it collaborates with and supports...

Milestone passed with Brora Distillery planning permission

The famous Brora Distillery has taken another step towards reopening after Highland planners granted permission to the landmark project. Painstaking work will now begin to restore the original buildings, which date back almost two centuries...

International Scottish Gin Day launched for 2019

The Gin Cooperative, which promotes the story of Scottish Gin through its website has launched International Scottish Gin Day 2019 (ISGD) to help a global audience discover the wonderful world of Scottish Gin. The aim is to...
From left - Ewen Mackintosh and Stephen Rankin

Gordon & MacPhail sees record results for latest financial year

Speymalt Whisky Distributors Ltd, trading as Gordon & MacPhail, has seen record results in the year to the end of February 2018, as the company’s strategy for growth comes to fruition. Sales from its main trading...

True OriGINs Gin Festival sets sail for London's Tobacco Dock

Aberdeenshire brothers Mungo and Guy Finlayson are to take their popular True OriGINs Scottish craft gin festival over the border for the first time.  They have chosen the iconic Tobacco Dock as their setting and will be serving up a tantalising...

Brewery eyes overseas expansion as export sales grow

Bellfield, the Scottish gluten-free microbrewery, has secured a listing with a multiple retailer in Singapore.  The new listing will see the Scottish brewery’s beers on sale in 23 branches of NTUC FairPrice Finest supermarkets from...
From left - Aidan Canavan and Simon Tardivel of Bute Brew Co

Bute Brew Co adopt circular economy to make beer from leftover bread

Bute Brew Co has put circular economy principles into practice with their ‘Thorough Bread’, which is made using leftover bread. The 5.1% alcohol craft beer is made from unsold loaves of bread donated from the local...

BrewDog surpasses £23m crowdfunding target

BrewDog has exceeded its Equity for Punks crowdfunding target by £13 million, as its latest drive draws to a close. Having raised over £23 million so far, this is BrewDog’s most successful crowdfunding round to...
Dougal Gunn Sharp

Innis & Gunn toasts 15 years with 22% rise turnover to £22.4m

Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn has launched a limited edition beer “15” to celebrate 15 years since its foundation and mark a transformational year according to Founder and Master Brewer Dougal Gunn Sharp. Accounts...
Ice and Fire - Jacqueline Black, Stephen Wright, Eilidh Black, Iain Black

New Scottish Gin launches via Ice and Fire Distillery

A brother and sister with a crofting background have set up a craft distillery along the North Coast 500 route creating and selling spirits including gin and rum. Iain and Jacqueline Black, along with their...

Nicholson’s partner with Scottish breweries for autumn beer showcase

Nicholson’s Pubs have launched of their third annual Autumn Beer Showcase, a month-long event championing all things beer. Running from 24th September to 4th November, it will allow hop heads and guests the chance to try some...

3rd annual Scottish beer awards winners announced

The winners of the 3rd annual Scottish Beer Awards have been revealed at the biggest ever celebration of Scottish brewing held in Edinburgh last night (Thursday 27th September 2018). Nearly 400 guests from across the UK...

Library of Scottish Botanicals to boost Scottish gin exports

Distillation experts from Heriot-Watt University have created a botanical library that will help Scotland’s gin producers create new products and increase their exports. The scientists have spent three years distilling and cataloguing 72 botanicals that...
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Eden Mill to open new Blendworks experience and ‘bar-eatery' in Princes Square

Eden Mill, the Scottish gin and whisky distiller, is to open its first retail outlet outside St Andrews in Glasgow's Princes Square. The new 4090 sqft unit, which is planned to open in late October...

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James Watt and Martin Dickie

BrewDog unveils ambitious 12 month ‘Blueprint’

BrewDog has unveiled ‘The BrewDog Blueprint’; an ambitious business manifesto packed with more than 30 initiatives that will see it evolve its beers and...

Brewery eyes overseas expansion as export sales grow

Bellfield, the Scottish gluten-free microbrewery, has secured a listing with a multiple retailer in Singapore.  The new listing will see the Scottish brewery’s beers on...
From left - Aidan Canavan and Simon Tardivel of Bute Brew Co

Bute Brew Co adopt circular economy to make beer from leftover bread

Bute Brew Co has put circular economy principles into practice with their ‘Thorough Bread’, which is made using leftover bread. The 5.1% alcohol craft beer is...

Gin News

Dunnet Bay Distillers: An Innovation Story

Dunnet Bay Distillers is the story of a couple who long dreamed of starting their own business and combined their passions with a desire...

International Scottish Gin Day launched for 2019

The Gin Cooperative, which promotes the story of Scottish Gin through its website has launched International Scottish Gin Day 2019 (ISGD) to help a global audience...
From left - Ewen Mackintosh and Stephen Rankin

Gordon & MacPhail sees record results for latest financial year

Speymalt Whisky Distributors Ltd, trading as Gordon & MacPhail, has seen record results in the year to the end of February 2018, as the company’s...

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CGI of Ardgowan Distillery

Ardgowan Distillery unveils ambitious plans for £12 million Inverclyde distillery

Ardgowan Distillery has revealed ambitious designs for their new £12 million distillery which is being built on the Ardgowan Estate near Inverkip, 30 miles...

Majority of Scots feel Whisky tax is unfair on Scotland

The majority of Scots (58%) believe an increase in Scotch Whisky excise duty would show that the UK government doesn’t care about the future Scotland, a...

Milestone passed with Brora Distillery planning permission

The famous Brora Distillery has taken another step towards reopening after Highland planners granted permission to the landmark project. Painstaking work will now begin to...

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Lidl launches own-brand Scottish gin in £500,000 deal

Lidl UK has launched its own brand of premium Scottish gin, taking inspiration from Scotland’s national animal – the unicorn. Aquine has been created and distilled...

Tomatin named as fastest growing top 10 single malt whisky in US

Highland whisky distillery Tomatin, has been named the fastest growing top ten single malt whisky in the US. Recent figures released by Impact Databank...

Dunnet Bay Distillers: An Innovation Story

Dunnet Bay Distillers is the story of a couple who long dreamed of starting their own business and combined their passions with a desire...
CGI of Ardgowan Distillery

Ardgowan Distillery unveils ambitious plans for £12 million Inverclyde distillery

Ardgowan Distillery has revealed ambitious designs for their new £12 million distillery which is being built on the Ardgowan Estate near Inverkip, 30 miles...
Chris Thewlis

Edinburgh social enterprise pub chain sold to well know operators

Edinburgh businessman Chris Thewlis has sold Beer for Good CIC to Swedish businessman Mike Christopherson and his wife Anna. The couple is well known in the...

Majority of Scots feel Whisky tax is unfair on Scotland

The majority of Scots (58%) believe an increase in Scotch Whisky excise duty would show that the UK government doesn’t care about the future Scotland, a...

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