Glengoyne jigsaw

Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has created a limited edition jigsaw puzzle, to be enjoyed as the perfect companion while savouring a good dram. The 500-piece puzzle features a special painting by celebrated Scottish artist John Lowrie Morrison (aka Jolomo), entitled ‘Spring Blossoms at Glengoyne Distillery’. Offering people a chance to unplug from technology …

The Drinks Trust

Following a request for support through the ‘Your Round, Help Your Trade’ campaign, The Drinks Trust has raised just over £1 million to support individuals of the drinks industry, many of whom have been affected by Covid-19. This amount has been made up of over £650,000 in generous donations and fundraising initiatives and a further …

The UK hospitality sector saw sales decline 21.3% in the first quarter of 2020, as the country moved into Covid-19 lockdown, from the newly launched UKHospitality Quarterly Tracker reveal. Combining data from all sub-segments of hospitality, the comprehensive analysis, undertaken by trade body UKHospitality and insight and data provider CGA, shows the impact of the …

UK Bartender's Guide

Bacardi Brown Forman Brand’s educational platform Jigger Beaker Glass has turned its hand to a new format, announcing the release of its debut book, The UK Bartender’s Guide. Produced in collaboration with hospitality industry leaders and luminaries across seven cities, the book is an up-to-date reference for discerning drinkers looking to find bars and pubs …

A new hospitality sector-wide action group has been established to hold insurance companies to account for policy pay-outs arising from lockdown and Covid-19-related losses. Hospitality Insurance Group Action (HIGA) is open to businesses that have been forced to close within the sector, including hotels, restaurants, bars, pubs, nightclubs and leisure businesses, if their insurance company …

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has said that Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s ‘Bounce Back Loans’ programme will only help a minority of pubs, with far more being left with no support at all from the Government. The ‘Bounce Back Loans’ will be for businesses with a turnover of up to £200,000 and for up …

Aviation Gin

Ryan Reynolds-owned Aviation American Gin has extended its #TipYourBartenders initiative to the UK, in an effort to support the nation’s bartenders affected by Covid-19. Running until May 31, the new initiative will see 30% of proceeds from all bottles of Aviation Gin sold online via its new UK distributor Proof Drinks, as well as The …

The Pub Collective

Heineken has developed a new website that provides the on-trade with advice, guidance and inspirational stories to support them through lockdown. The website, The Pub Collective, which is available to everyone, includes all the latest Government advice, support and how to access it. It also guides pubs on how to hibernate their business and how …

The Drinkstagram Awards

UK drinks agency The Cocktail Service has launched The Drinkstagram Awards in partnership with Makers Mark whisky, with the winner set to receive prize money of £1,000. The agency is a supporter of the rise of cocktail culture on Instagram and has seen the bartending scene on the platform gain huge popularity over the last …

An extended period of social distancing could cost one million jobs unless measures to protect hospitality businesses are put in place, according to trade body UKHospitality. On the day that Professor Chris Whitty warned that social distancing measures could last beyond 2020, UKHospitality wrote to Cabinet Office Minister, Michael Gove MP, recommending a six-point plan …