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Here's how to get beer, whisky, gin and wine delivered to your door

After the prime minister's announcement on 23 March, which effectively put the UK on lockdown, many people will be turning to online delivery services to limited going outside.

Published: March 24, 2020
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Here we take a look at a range of Scottish businesses, from beer to soft drinks, who will delivery to your door at this difficult time.

Bellissimo Vino Edinburgh

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This Capital wine delivery service is still very much open for business and following strict guidelines to keep everyone safe, including contact-free delivery. They have a range of wines available on their website – including Italian reds and prosecco.

The team can offer same day wine delivery as well as free delivery on orders over £45 for Edinburgh and the Lothians. Cheers!

Mothership Scotland

Mothership, the online drinks retailer set up by the founders of Edinburgh’s award-winning cocktail bar Bramble, has announced that it will start stocking products from other, local producers with the incentive of free shipping on all purchases to the UK mainland until
further notice.

While Bramble and its sister bars, Lucky Liquor Co. and the Last Word Saloon, are closed in line with the Government’s instructions during these challenging times, Mothership is able to continue delivering directly to home cocktail enthusiasts via online delivery.

“This is a really tough time for hospitality,” said co-founder Jason Scott, “but we’re fortunate that we have an avenue where we can still do what we’re best at - getting great drinks into people’s hands to help them enjoy themselves. It might not be much, but hopefully it’s
something that can help bring a little joy and every sale through Mothership helps us for the future when we can reopen the bars.”

Spry Wines

(1 Haddington Pl, Edinburgh EH7 4AE)

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The newly opened wine bar is offering a selection of deli items for takeaway or delivery, as well as a drinks delivery service.

The team said: “The list includes meats, cheeses and essentials, along with some pickles and preserves made by us. The menus are up on our story highlights, get your orders in before 4pm to receive your supplies the same day.

“Thank you for all the wine orders so far, your support is keeping people in jobs and keeping our little shop afloat.”

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The team at Spry are also doing a meal prep lunch service of grain bowls. Ingredients in these include: pearl barley, sesame kale, red cabbage and carrot kimchi.

Fierce Beer

(4 Exchequer Row Aberdeen, AB11 5BW)

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Aberdeen’s Fierce Beer is open as a bottle shop between 12-8pm, with a range of cleaning and common sense measures in place. Fierce Beer can also be ordered for delivery via their web shop.

The team are also offering NHS staff special discounts on products as a way of saying thank you.

The Good Spirits Co.

(23 Bath St, Glasgow G2 1HW)

Although all of The Good Spirits Co shops remain closed, the team are still accepting orders for delivery as well as mail order, though their click and collect service has stopped.

Local delivery is free and the team said: “We’re trialling a free local delivery service for the Glasgow area, with all orders being delivered on Friday or Saturday. You can take advantage of this service if your delivery address is within six miles of our Bath Street shop.

“For all other destinations order online by 12 noon for next day delivery via DHL.”

Bon Accord drinks

Stock up on a range of soft drinks to be delivered to your home thanks to Edinburgh-based Bon Accord.

Drinks include cream soda, ginger beer, tonic and lemonade, and they come in 12 or 24 packs.

71 Brewing

(36-40 Bellfield St, Dundee DD1 5HZ)

Beer fans in Dundee can still enjoy a pint thanks to 71 Brewing, who have launched a home delivery via a dedicated app.

Available on Apple and Android phones – just search for 71 Tap & Bottle. They are also offering a service for those wanting to pick up.

To explain more, founder Duncan Alexander said: “We have also moved to allowing people to make phone orders either for pick-up at the taproom or ‘Drive Thru’ in the car park where the ordered goods will be pre-packed in a bag ready to be passed to the driver.

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Drygate

(85 Drygate, Glasgow G4 0UT)

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With people being advised to stay at home, Drygate Brewing Co. has launched a brand-new same-day delivery service to bring quality beer and pub food to the masses, whilst helping support NHS workers and food banks as they fight to support the public during the Covid-19 crisis.

The quick-turnaround launch of its new on-demand function comes as Drygate joins the hordes of businesses working to keep the hospitality sector thriving, while continuing to serve its community.

Glasgow punters can place an order via the Drygate website before midday and get their favourite Drygate products delivered directly to their door.

Meanwhile, delicious hot food including loaded fries, pizza, burgers, and other treats straight from the Drygate Brasserie are also available to order within the Glasgow area.

NHS workers will be granted 50 per cent off all food orders.

Drygate is also enabling people to harness their desire to support their communities and donate to food banks directly from their doorstep with the relaunch of its successful ‘Can for a Can’ initiative. Dedicated delivery drivers will collect donated food items and household essentials and courier them to local food banks.

Originally launched in July 2019, ‘Can for a Can’ has so far helped hundreds of people support the struggling Drumchapel Food Bank.

BrewDog

Last week BrewDog announced a drive-thru service along with a click and collect offering for those who fancy a beer fix and don't have a car.

But the craft beer giant has always had an online shop, which is still open despite COVID-19, stocked full of their big name beers such as Punk IPA along with a selection of sours from their Overworks brewery.

56 North

(2 W Crosscauseway, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9JP)

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The team at 56 North have collaborated with Edinburgh's Cushiedoo's to launch a gin and tonic delivery service.

Posting on their social media, 56 North said: "Get one 70cl bottle from a choice of South Loch Gin / Rock Rose Gin / Caorunn Gin with a case of 24 bottles of Cushiedoos tonic. Delivered within the Edinburgh city bypass."

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Orders for the craft G&T service, which is priced at £49.95 can be placed online here.

Edinburgh Gin

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If you're missing your local gin bar then why not recreate the selection at home with a delivery from Edinburgh Gin?

Their online shop offers a drinks delivery for their range of gins and liqueurs,  which currently has free delivery until 27 March.

Glasgow Distillery

The Glasgow Distillery current has 15 per off selected items on their online shop, which will be delivered with two free Fever Tree mixers with all bottle purchases.

The distillery recently launched two expressions of G52 Botanical Vodka - a new spirit that places botanicals at its heart and is ideal for cocktails.

Royal Mile Whiskies

Fancy free delivery on a bottle of single malt? Edinburgh's Royal Mile Whiskies is offering just that when you buy a Old Pulteney 12 year old, priced at £29.95.

Known as The Maritime Malt, its coastal qualities make it a stand out dram, but it also makes for a delicious base to cocktails.

Drinkly

On-demand delivery service, Drinkly is extending a helping hand to those in Edinburgh and West Lothian by offering free daytime delivery on all convenience goods such as toilet roll, paracetamol and hand wash, as well as chilled beers, spirits, wines and soft drinks.

Drinkly brings the local store to your door by connecting locals to quality convenience stores in their area, enabling them to shop their entire product range online with guaranteed delivery in under one hour.

Coming soon...

Bottle Drop

Residents of Glasgow will soon be able to order drinks delivery from Bottle Drop.

This online off sales will be offering a" home delivery service of an extensive range of products, many not available in your local store."

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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