Bartenders’ top 10 Repeal Day cocktails

Celebrate the abolishment of the 18th Amendment in style this Repeal Day by sipping on one of these Prohibition-inspired cocktails

The week in pictures

In this week’s picture round-up, Hennessy welcomed a wealth of celebrity guests to the races, Latvia played host to an array of Riga Black Balsam cocktail creations, and SB made a bespoke Christmas cake gin with Half Hitch

Top 10 marketing campaigns in November 2016

Scotch whisky brand Bell’s recruited The IT Crowd actor Matt Berry for a tongue-in-cheek festive advert and Johnnie Walker “celebrated diversity” in the US with That ‘70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama

Ex-Diageo director leads Sazerac DC office

Buffalo Trace Bourbon owner Sazerac has appointed a former Diageo director as its new vice president, government relations

Whisky Exchange launches Old & Rare show

The organisers of The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show have announced plans to host a new event in February 2017 dedicated to “old and rare” expressions

Cocktail Update

Speakeasy Group appoints head of mixology

Australian hospitality firm The Speakeasy Group has signed up noted bartender Andy Griffiths as head of mixology, working across its bar and restaurant network

St-Germain liqueur releases cocktail tome

French elderflower liqueur St-Germain has published its first cocktail book – ‘How To Drink French Fluently’

Cocktail competitions ‘vehicle for brand agenda’

Bombay Sapphire’s global marketing manager Julian Davies has said cocktail competitions are “often” a “vehicle for a brand to try and get an agenda driven home” as the brand’s Glasshouse Project gets under way


Unusual booze-filled Christmas gifts

Wondering what to buy for the eccentric spirits lover in your life this Christmas? For gin-filled Christmas baubles and boozy crackers, look no further than our guide of quirky gifts

Riga Black Balsam Cocktail Challenge in pictures

Top bartenders from around the world arrived in the Latvian capital of Riga last week to battle it out in the Riga Black Balsam Global Cocktail Challenge 2016

Karuizawa: A brand history

Japanese whisky distillery Karuizawa is spearheading the upper echelons of the secondary whisky market – The Spirits Business tells its story

The week in pictures

Winter is well and truly underway with cocktails served in baubles, festive canapés at a five-star hotel and the advent of a snug Scottish-themed terrace

Top 5 bars in… Washington DC

Despite its inherent association with the political elite, there’s nothing stuffy and bureaucratic about Washington DC’s thriving bar scene

Spirits Business Top 10

Celebrate the abolishment of the 18th Amendment in style this Repeal Day by sipping on one of these Prohibition-inspired cocktails

In this week’s picture round-up, Hennessy welcomed a wealth of celebrity guests to the races, Latvia played host to an array of Riga Black Balsam cocktail creations, and SB made a bespoke Christmas cake gin with Half Hitch

Scotch whisky brand Bell’s recruited The IT Crowd actor Matt Berry for a tongue-in-cheek festive advert and Johnnie Walker “celebrated diversity” in the US with That ‘70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama

Wondering what to buy for the eccentric spirits lover in your life this Christmas? For gin-filled Christmas baubles and boozy crackers, look no further than our guide of quirky gifts

Top bartenders from around the world arrived in the Latvian capital of Riga last week to battle it out in the Riga Black Balsam Global Cocktail Challenge 2016

Spirits Business TV

In celebration of the 60th running of the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury Racecourse, the Cognac house has launched a short film reflecting on the history of the race

With the US presidential election rousing heated debate across the world, Laphroaig has elected comedian Andy Daly to host a filibuster as part of its ongoing #OpinionsWelcome campaign

Diageo has unveiled the first TV advertisement for Haig Club’s first line extension, Clubman – a “bold and edgy take on traditional Scotch whisky etiquette” starring David Beckham