The week in pictures

Where can you find a sexy peg-legged buccaneer, gin symposium and Hollywood A-Lister all in one place? The week in pictures of course

Top 10 spirit launches in April 2015

A controversial “feminine” whiskey, a Jimi Hendrix-inspired liqueur, and Bombay Sapphire’s most premium extension are among the top spirits launched in April

Top 10 royal family whiskies

As the world awaits the birth of the next royal baby, we take a look at some of the whiskies that have been launched to commemorate British royal occasions

‘First’ juniper distilled spirit to launch

Loca Lab, producer of the “world’s first” juniper distilled spirit, has signed its first distribution deal and is readying to launch in the UK

Buffalo Trace plans single estate Bourbon brand

Buffalo Trace has revealed its intention to launch a “stand alone” brand of single estate Bourbon after acquiring an additional 49 acres of land next to its Kentucky distillery

Cocktail Update

Diageo reveals World Class UK finalists

The final five UK bartenders through to the regional final of Diageo Reserve World Class 2015 have been announced this week

Nightjar to open second London bar

The founders of London bar Nightjar are to open a second, larger venue in the capital, named Oriole

Calabrese creates world’s oldest Martini

Famed bartender Salvatore Calabrese has created what is thought to be the world’s oldest Martini containing gin and bitters from 1900


Top seven richest UK spirits tycoons

The UK drinks industry is full of multi-millionaires and billionaires blazing a trail of success – but who are the country’s wealthiest spirits barons in 2015?

Top six spirits space missions

Outer space might not seem like the natural environment to enjoy a Martini or glass of vodka, but these spirits brands refuse to be constrained by earthly boundaries

The week in pictures

Rock bands, meal worm cocktails, Bourbon tutorials and an Underground Punch Pong League all caught the attention of the spirits industry this week

Top 5 bars in… Liverpool

In the midst of a renaissance, bartenders are creating a booming independent bar industry of their own in Liverpool, UK, full of tikis, speakeasies and dive hangouts

Kentucky’s Bourbon boom in pictures

Last week SB took a tour around Kentucky’s Bourbon distilleries to catch up on their construction, expansion and new innovations. This is what we found.

Spirits Business TV

Rémy Cointreau has released its first webisode under the guidance of new creative director Laetitia Casta

Just last month 12 of the UK’s finest bartenders competed for the chance to win their name on a limited edition batch of Edgerton Pink Gin in a tense cocktail competition

Edgerton Pink Gin has spent the past week wooing women on the streets of London, and turned the adventure into a marketing video the brand hopes will go viral in time for Valentine’s Day tomorrow

Spirits Business top 10

Where can you find a sexy peg-legged buccaneer, gin symposium and Hollywood A-Lister all in one place? The week in pictures of course

Is the US culture of ‘buy backs’ – rewarding imbibers with a free drink after they’ve purchased three or more – an irresponsible initiative? Two bartenders argue their case

A controversial “feminine” whiskey, a Jimi Hendrix-inspired liqueur, and Bombay Sapphire’s most premium extension are among the top spirits launched in April

As the world awaits the birth of the next royal baby, we take a look at some of the whiskies that have been launched to commemorate British royal occasions

The UK drinks industry is full of multi-millionaires and billionaires blazing a trail of success – but who are the country’s wealthiest spirits barons in 2015?

Upcoming Competitions

This list of the world's 10 most popular Scotch brands shows which names have out-performed the category

The Scotch Whisky Masters 2015

Closing date:06 May 2015
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The Gin Masters 2015

Closing date:03 June 2015
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The Irish Whiskey Masters 2015

Closing date:08 July 2015