Top 10 most investible Scotch brands 2015

Liquid from silent distilleries makes up seven of the 10 most investible Scotch whisky brands, according to RW101’s latest Investors’ Index for 2015

The week in pictures

In just one week we’ve crammed in barrel-aged cocktails at Big Easy, delectable dinners with Oban Scotch whisky and a Japanese cocktail and food pairing feast

Top 10 best value for money Tequilas

As a new wave of agave aficionados express interest in the category, producers seek to win consumers’ hearts and palates through high-end expressions, sleek packaging and celebrity backing

Pub landlord opens UK’s ‘smallest’ distillery

A pub landlord has opened what is thought to be the UK’s “smallest” commercial distillery, called The Fat Pig Distillery

Wenneker Swizzle Masters Smoky Mezcal winner revealed

With a focus on the fiery flavours of mezcal, Ms. Rosemary’s Smokin’ by Joe Summerfield set judges’ tastebuds alight at the inaugural heat of The Wenneker Swizzle Masters 2016

Cocktail Update

Urine cocktail guide offers 25 alcohol-free recipes

Dry January may be over but those keen to stick to the no booze rule should take a wee peek at a new cocktail recipe guide that swaps alcohol for urine

Baijiu Cocktail Week gears up for a third year

Bars throughout London are preparing to celebrate China’s leading local spirit as Baijiu Cocktail Week readies to return for a third year

Canada wins first place in Beefeater MIXLDN final

Canadian bartender Evelyn Chick was awarded first place in the 2015 Beefeater MIXLDN Global Bartender Competition following a close final in London


Hottest bar openings in January 2016

A drinking den inspired by France’s iconic queen Marie Antoinette, an adult-themed speakeasy and a medicinal mixology project all launched last month

Top 10 spirits marketing campaigns in January 2016

In this latest batch of spirits industry marketing campaigns, Hollywood actress Mila Kunis makes another appearance at the Jim Beam Distillery as Rémy Martin enhances its own star-studded platform

Top 10 spirit launches in January 2016

The New Year kicked off with the launch of a highly anticipated Japanese whisky, Nordic bitters and a “really, really ridiculously good looking” vodka bottle

The week in pictures

Burns Night celebrations, cocktail competition finals, a surprise spirits acquisition and masterclasses aplenty make up this week’s photo file

Top 50 most innovative spirits launches of 2015: 10-1

Toasted cricket bitters, spirit distilled from tea leaves and Italy’s first single malt whiskies make up the final instalment of our most innovative spirits launches list

Spirits Business TV

Famed bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana delves into Lagavulin’s archives to create a cocktail in celebration of Scotch whisky and poet Robert Burns

The Savoy’s famous American Bar has released a short silent film to celebrate the launch of The London Menu

The House of Angostura is getting set to host an array of international bartenders in its native Trinidad & Tobago for the 2016 Global Cocktail Challenge. Here’s a sneak preview of what’s to come…

Spirits Business top 10

Liquid from silent distilleries makes up seven of the 10 most investible Scotch whisky brands, according to RW101’s latest Investors’ Index for 2015

The best bartenders get a kick out of helping people have a good time – but what if it goes too far? Should bartenders be to blame if someone drinks themselves into injury or illness?

In just one week we’ve crammed in barrel-aged cocktails at Big Easy, delectable dinners with Oban Scotch whisky and a Japanese cocktail and food pairing feast

Producers of Mexico’s iconic liquid remain determined to shake off the party-hard, shot-slamming image of Tequila as it slips into refined cocktail menus and on to super-premium shelves the world over

As a new wave of agave aficionados express interest in the category, producers seek to win consumers’ hearts and palates through high-end expressions, sleek packaging and celebrity backing

The Global Tequila Masters 2016

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