Jacine & Paul Rutasikwa

Matugga Distillers is preparing to start production at its new facility in Livington, Scotland. The new £100K distillery is equipped with two 200 litre copper pot stills, capable of producing 50,000 litres of artisanal rum in its first year. Over the next twelve months, the firm expects a 400% increase in turnover and is hoping …

Glenfiddich Festival Experiment

Last weekend, The Glenfiddich Festival Experiment returned, welcoming 700 bartenders to the brand’s spiritual home of Dufftown. The private two-day festival launched in 2017 as a thank you to the Scottish hospitality industry for its continued support of Glenfiddich, and to celebrate the brand’s Experimental Series. This year’s festival was filled with non-stop entertainment, from …

Premium gin brand Caorunn is celebrating Scottish craft through a collaboration with contemporary kilt designer Siobhan Mackenzie. Siobhan has created a bespoke kilt, the iconic handcrafted Scottish garment, honouring Caorunn’s contemporary tartan. The designer recognises Caorunn as a particularly current brand underpinned by a strong sense of Scottish craft. Siobhan said: “I was filled with …

The Coach House Bridge of Weir

Buzzworks Holdings has expanded its group of House bar-restaurants with The Coach House in Bridge of Weir in Renfrewshire Buzzworks Holdings has moved into double figures with its latest site. The Coach House has opened in Bridge of Weir in Renfrewshire – its 10th venue and its first outside of its home turf of Ayrshire. …

Best Bar None Scotland video

A campaign to raise awareness on the issues of vulnerability, social responsibility and education for people on a night out has been launched in Scotland today. Best Bar None Scotland, which supports a safe night-time environment in towns and cities, has launched an educational video (pictured) as the first stage of its new “Good Night …

little red door

The teams from Little Red Door in Paris and the Nightjar in London are set to be among the line-up at Boutique Bar Show in Glasgow. They will be giving presentations at the annual show which is returning to the Old Fruitmarket in the Merchant City on October 28. Rémy Savage and Maxime Le Gal …

scottish bartenders network logo

Nominations are now open for the third annual awards for the best bars and bartenders in Scotland, run by the Scottish Bartenders Network. The awards are spread across 10 categories, covering best cocktail bar, hotel bar, new bar and cocktail menu as well as young bartender, bartender, bar manager, beer champion, whisky advocate and the …

Howlin Wolf Glasgow

Bars, clubs and other businesses have been announced as finalists in BII Scotland’s annual awards. The Howlin’ Wolf (pictured) and Butterfly & Pig in Glasgow and Revolution in Aberdeen will vie for the title of bar operator of the year. The Howlin’ Wolf is also up for the award for late-night operator of the year …

Free resources have been launched to help Scotland’s hospitality industry to capitalise on major events in 2014 including the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The People 1st Training Company has created a downloadable online guide focusing on how they can capitalise on the games and other events such as the Ryder Cup. In addition, businesses with up …

New awards have been launched by the Scottish Bartenders Network (SBN) to recognise the best bars and bartenders in Scotland. The winners of the first SBN Awards 2013 will be announced in Edinburgh after the Boutique Bar Show on November 6. Nominations are being sought by Friday November 1. The Scottish Bartenders Network was set …