Unmissable Scotch distilleries to visit

Covid-19 might have scuppered a summer’s worth of tourism for much of the UK, but with restrictions continuing to ease an increasing number of Scotch whisky distilleries are now reopening to visitors. Here, we look at 10 sites worth making a stop for.  It might not be business as normal, but there are plenty of distilleries open for business and waiting to welcome you once more, with a range of Covid-safe measures in place. The…

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Majority of drinkers satisfied with Covid-19 safety steps

As the UK on-trade reopens its doors, 80% of drinkers said they were very satisfied with coronavirus safety measures implemented by pubs and bars, according to new research. Pubs and bars in England were able to reopen on 4 July, following months of enforced closures implemented in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus. According to research from the We Hear You initiative from analysts CGA and Yumpingo, and trade group UK Hospitality, nine…

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UK government must confirm hospitality reopening date

Trade body UK Hospitality has urged the government to confirm a reopening date for the hospitality and tourism sectors in England. Previously, UK prime minister Boris Johnson said England’s bars and restaurants could reopen as early as 4 July. The UK on-trade has been closed since 20 March to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Last week, the Scottish government confirmed bars in Scotland will be allowed to open along with other hospitality venues and tourism businesses from 15…

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How Asia’s bars are reopening post-pandemic

Having been the first region to lock down because of Covid-19, Asia is finally coming back to life. But the restart is not without its problems, and bars and restaurants are having to take care. *This feature was originally published in the July 2020 issue of The Spirits Business The global on‐trade faces a long and difficult road to recovery. Following the outbreak of Covid‐19, lockdowns were swiftly imposed throughout Asia. But lifting them will…

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