The week in pictures

This week Stolichnaya Vodka backed the premiere of Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie, and Pimm’s appointed Andy Murray’s mum as ‘chief foliage officer’

The world’s best-selling speciality spirits brands

Speciality spirits received a vital boost from the bitter flavour trend that has dominated cocktail culture in recent years – indicating a bright future for the sector

The world’s best-selling rum brands

Despite being the third biggest spirits category in the world, rum was overrun with declines last year – but a few standout brands illuminated the category with their spirited gains

Lords Committee launches Licensing Act inquiry

A House of Lords Committee has been set up to examine the effectiveness of the Licensing Act 2003 in the UK, asking “what happened to café culture?”

Tenn distillery finishes Bourbon in Cognac casks

The reopened Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery in Nashville, Tennessee, has extended its Belle Meade Bourbon line with a Cognac cask finished expression

Cocktail Update

Are signature serves limiting for spirits brands?

Signature serves are making their mark as producers try to directly educate consumers – but do they actually rein in a brand’s potential?

Mr Fogg’s bartender wins 2016 Galvin Cup

Peter Nguyen, bartender at Mr Fogg’s Residence Mayfair, has triumphed at the 2016 Galvin Cup

Mexico bartender named 2016 Chivas Master

Mexico’s Alejandro Millan Ponce de Leon has been crowned winner of the Chivas Masters cocktail competition in Shanghai


The world’s best-selling Cognac and brandy brands

In spite of varied and plentiful challenges, Cognac and brandy brands have come out fighting in an effort to drive the global rebound of the industry – with admirable results

The world’s best-selling world whisky brands

Shifting consumer trends have caused our list of the world’s best-selling American, Canadian, Irish and Japanese whisk(e)y brands to undergo an extensive reshuffle

The week in pictures

From distillery openings and anniversary celebrations to schmoozing with rap star Akon and rubbing shoulders with royalty, it’s been another busy week for the spirits industry

The world’s best-selling Indian whisky brands

From buoyant brands to troubled trademarks, the Indian whisky category saw it all in 2015. But a select few managed to retain colossal volumes

The world’s best-selling vodka brands

2015 proved a mixed year for vodka, with a handful of brands flourishing while others succumbed to geopolitical and economic pressure. But which were the world’s biggest sellers?

Spirits Business TV

After she sent a social media complaint to Pimm’s, the Diageo-owned brand has appointed Judy Murray as its ‘chief foliage officer’ for the tennis season

Pernod Ricard-controlled Tequila brand Avión has launched its Yo/Elevado brand platform featuring new campaign Tequila Elevado a un Arte, or ‘Tequila as art’

Vodka brand Stoli is seeking to address social drinking stigmas with its #DrinkWhatYouWant campaign, aimed to encourage millennial men to be more confident in what they drink

Spirits Business top 10

Food and drink innovation company Bompas & Parr has teamed up with electric motor racing series Formula E to create a range of cocktails featuring “super-clean fuel that powers cars”

This week Stolichnaya Vodka backed the premiere of Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie, and Pimm’s appointed Andy Murray’s mum as ‘chief foliage officer’

Speciality spirits received a vital boost from the bitter flavour trend that has dominated cocktail culture in recent years – indicating a bright future for the sector

Despite being the third biggest spirits category in the world, rum was overrun with declines last year – but a few standout brands illuminated the category with their spirited gains

In spite of varied and plentiful challenges, Cognac and brandy brands have come out fighting in an effort to drive the global rebound of the industry – with admirable results

The Global Gin Masters

Upcoming Competitions

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Great British Summer Cocktail

Closing date:18 July 2016
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The American Whiskey Masters 2016

Closing date:07 July 2016
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The World Whisky Masters 2016

Closing date:07 July 2016
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The Luxury Masters 2016

Closing date:14 July 2016
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The Irish Whiskey Masters 2016

Closing date:07 July 2016