Business briefs: Black Wolf | Aberdeen | Barratt

Lidl has struck a six-­figure deal with Stirling's Black Wolf Brewery that will see a whisky beer added to the list of products sold under the chain's Belheather range throughout its 92 Scottish stores.

Lidl said it worked closely with Black Wolf to create its Belheather Whisky Beer. Picture: Contributed

With the demand for craft beers on the rise, Lidl stocks more than 40 products in its brewery section with 12 of these falling under the local ales section.

Paul McQuade, head of buying for Lidl in Scotland, said: “We have worked closely with the Black Wolf Brewery to produce our Belheather Whisky Beer using only the finest Highland single malt whisky, which we hope our customers will enjoy.”

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