The week in pictures

From an array of cocktail competitions to extreme croquet – and the latest heat of The Wenneker Swizzle Masters – it was a hectic week for those in the spirits trade

Top emoji cocktail recipes for World Emoji Day

Beam Suntory-owned melon liqueur Midori has created emoji-inspired cocktail recipes to test consumers’ emoji knowledge and challenge perceptions of the product

Top six new spirits books for summer 2016

It’s holiday season – so what better time to start that new book? If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our pick of the top spirits books for summer 2016

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New study links alcohol to seven types of cancer

Alcohol is a “direct cause” of seven types of cancer, and even moderate consumption is a risk, according to the results of a new study

Heinemann lifts holiday spirits with summer promo

Travel retailer Gebr. Heinemann has launched a Hello Summer initiative across its Duty Free and Travel Value stores at more than 30 European airports

Cocktail Update

Duck & Waffle forages in London for cocktails

Leading London bar Duck & Waffle has introduced a new cocktail menu containing food waste and ingredients foraged in London

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


Top 10 fastest declining spirits brands

New for 2016, we analyse the performance of the world’s fastest declining brands – and for one category in particular, the past year was particularly bleak

William Grant & Sons’ top UK spirits trends

Premium spirits sales grew 18.6% in the UK last year despite the decline of overall alcohol consumption, William Grant & Sons’ 2016 Market Report has found. Here are some trends that are driving growth in the industry

The week in pictures

From exclusive soprano performances and golfing celebs to motorcycle campouts and boozy ice cream vans; it’s been another varied week in the spirits sphere

The ‘up-and-coming’ spirits brands

New for 2016: which brands are on the cusp of surpassing that magic million case mark in the Brand Champions?

Top 10 spirits brands on social media

A key driver behind the marketing strategies of brands both fledgling and established, social media is no longer just a choice addition; it’s an absolute necessity in building brand loyalty

Spirits Business TV

Vodka brand Stoli has created a series of “Extreme Cocktailling” videos as it steps up its #DrinkWhatYouWant campaign to counter “beer pressure” among men

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’

Spirits Business top 10

From an array of cocktail competitions to extreme croquet – and the latest heat of The Wenneker Swizzle Masters – it was a hectic week for those in the spirits trade

Cross-category inspiration, transparency and the growing need to capture a fickle millennial audience is creating a fascinating new landscape in Scotch whisky

Beam Suntory-owned melon liqueur Midori has created emoji-inspired cocktail recipes to test consumers’ emoji knowledge and challenge perceptions of the product

It’s holiday season – so what better time to start that new book? If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our pick of the top spirits books for summer 2016

New for 2016, we analyse the performance of the world’s fastest declining brands – and for one category in particular, the past year was particularly bleak

The Global Gin Masters

Upcoming Competitions

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The Luxury Masters 2016

Closing date:29 July 2016
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The Snow Queen Martini Masters 2016

Closing date:17 September 2016