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BrewDog Distilling appoints news Managing Director

BrewDog has appointed David Gates as Managing Director of BrewDog Distilling who brings 27 years of experience in the industry to the burgeoning team. The appointment comes as BrewDog’s distilling arm, LoneWolf, revealed its plans...

Arbikie celebrates its 4th Birthday with export success

Arbikie, Scotland’s ‘Field-to-Bottle’ Distiller has just celebrated its fourth birthday by agreeing distribution deals in Belgium, Denmark, Italy and Germany. Having started to export in late 2017, their family of premium spirits are now...

Scottish craft gin festival returns to Lidl

Lidl is launching their second Scottish Gin Festival in time for the festive season, following a hugely popular initial spring promotion, which sold at a rate of over 130 bottles per hour in the...

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...

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...

Gin producers lobby Chancellor to freeze spirit duty

Gin makers across the country have joined forces to call on the Chancellor to freeze spirit duty and show he is backing British business. The Wine and Spirit Trade Association teamed up with 24 of...

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...
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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...
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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...

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...

Winners revealed in 2nd annual Scottish Gin Awards

Over 600 guests gathered to celebrate the second annual Scottish Gin Awards in Glasgow recently to see the ultimate award, Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year, presented to Isle of Harris Distillers. St Andrews-based Eden Mill...
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Scottish Distillers Association relaunches to widen appeal

The national association which represents and promotes distillers in Scotland is relaunching as it widens its work within the fast-growing Scottish spirits sector. The newly titled Scottish Distillers Association has pledged a fresh set of...

Gin breaks £2 billion mark – doubling in value in 5 years

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s latest market report shows the summer of 2018 reached record highs for gin with sales, both home and abroad, peaking at £2.2 billion. The records show that combined yearly...

McQueen Gin announces business growth of over 280%

Callander based distiller, McQueen Gin has experienced a surge in business turnover of 280% following successful product listings in three major retailers this year. Off the back of this success, the decision has been taken...
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Isle of Skye Distillers launches gin school

Isle of Skye Distillers has announced the launch of its brand-new gin school. The Portree-based distillery, producers of Misty Isle Gin and Tommy’s Gin, opens its doors to visitors today, Monday 27 August. The first experience...

British Gin exports show record high for half year sales

Exports of British gin have, yet again, broken records reaching £279 million for the first half of 2018, and the WSTA project that this will be the year that exports reach £600 million for...

Makar family joined by Cherry Gin

The Glasgow Distillery Company today launched Makar Cherry Gin, the fifth addition to the award-winning Makar Gin family. Makar Cherry Gin is created by infusing ripe, seasonal fresh cherries and a sprinkling of pink peppercorn...
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Event: North East Alcohol Think-in (NEAT)

The hospitality industry across the North East is experiencing significant challenges from legislative changes to cost pressures and efficiency drives. To address these challenges, Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP has partnered with TLT LLP...

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Loch Ness Spirits first UK company to win Gold for its Absinthe

The UK’s first company to win a medal at the Absinthiades Festival in Pontarlier in France is celebrating after clinching a Gold for its...
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six°north launch crowdfunding campaign to open Dundee bar

Multi award winning craft brewery six°north has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £40,000 to enable them to open a new bar on Union Street in...
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Rugby legend, Gavin Hastings, kicks off ‘Magnum’ Christmas campaign

Scotch cream liqueur, Magnum, has added a kick to its six-week festive campaign by teaming up with Scottish rugby union legend, Gavin Hastings OBE. Magnum has...
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BrewDog Distilling appoints news Managing Director

BrewDog has appointed David Gates as Managing Director of BrewDog Distilling who brings 27 years of experience in the industry to the burgeoning team. The...
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Exporter in two-week mission to China to develop Scottish craft beer and spirits sales

One of Scotland’s leading exporter of craft beer and spirits has embarked on an ambitious two-week trade visit to China as it seeks to build on...
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New whisky box design and manufacturing facility opens in Stirling

Blue Box Design’s new state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility has been officially opened by Karen Betts, Chief Executive of the Scottish Whisky Association. A specialist...