Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend

More than 40 bars are set to take part in the first-ever Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend alongside a packed programme of events and pop-ups. Running from October 6 to 8, it will see bars offer exclusive cocktails for £4 each to people wearing the festival’s wristbands which have gone on sale now. They will also be …

Bar Swift

Bars in London, Edinburgh and Bath have been named among the best in the world in the long list of nominees in this year’s international Spirited Awards. The UK features heavily in the awards, held each year as part of the Tales of the Cocktail festival in New Orleans in July, judged by leading industry …

Voyage of Buck Edinburgh

Big Red Teapot has opened Edinburgh bar The Voyage of Buck, reports Mark Ludmon. Pictures by Kate Lenart Back in the late 19th century, William “Buck” Clarence developed a taste for travel. Over the decades, he spent time in places such as France, Taiwan, Egypt and Cuba, bringing mementoes from his adventures back to his …

Kaleidoscope Whisky Bar Edinburgh

Mark Ludmon drops in on the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s Kaleidoscope Whisky Bar in Edinburgh For the past 12 years, the Georgian townhouse at 28 Queen Street in Edinburgh’s New Town has been an exclusive bolthole for members of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. After a £300,000 revamp of the building, one part of it …

Matt Dakers Lauvia Boutique Bar Show

Boutique Bar Show returns to Edinburgh this week, bringing new drinks brands, international speakers, guest bars and other attractions for the trade. It takes place in the stunning setting of Mansfield Traquair on Wednesday October 26 from 11am to 5pm. New features this year include the Boutique Business Lounge in association with the Scottish Licensed …

Jason Cormack, Dominique Di Rollo, Ross Bryant, Kaiko Tulloch, Dale Rodger

The full line-up of bars coming together for this year’s Cocktails in the City festival in Edinburgh has been revealed. The event aimed at cocktail lovers returns to Mansfield Traquair on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 October, with 4,500 drinks expected to be shaken, stirred and poured for 1,500 visitors. Eighteen of Edinburgh’s cocktail bars …

G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh

A stylish new bar is set to be unveiled at Edinburgh’s G&V Royal Mile Hotel in October as part of a major refurbishment. Previously called simply Bar G&V, the ground-floor space is being transformed into the “chic and vibrant” Epicurean, specialising in cocktails alongside an all-day dining menu. Pictured below are computer-generated images of how …

voyage of buck edinburgh

The team behind leading Edinburgh bars including Treacle and Hamilton’s are set to open a new bar and restaurant in the city. The Voyage of Buck is due to open this October in the former site of Bert’s Bar in William Street in Edinburgh’s West End, promising a stylish destination for all-day dining and cocktails. …

Cannonball Bar

Victor and Carina Contini have teamed up with Ian Macleod Distillers to create a whisky bar in Edinburgh’s Old Town The ice cream and porridge are out and lots of whisky has taken its place at a new bar in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Nearly two years ago, well-known restaurateurs Victor and Carina …

Edinburgh Gin van

With the Edinburgh Festival Fringe taking over Scotland’s capital this month, drinks brands are lining up pop-up bars around the city and even taking to the stage. An interactive film festival offering a taste of the Wild West is promised by Buffalo Trace Bourbon at The High Noon Theatre & Saloon which will be held …