The week in pictures

Actor Adrien Brody starred in three short films for Jameson Irish Whiskey this week, while Dandelyan launched a new menu and Disaronno held a rooftop terrace party

Hottest bar openings in June 2015

A local for every liquor lover; bar owners across the world are thinking outside the box from visually-stunning gastronomical delights in Hong Kong to exclusive drams in Edinburgh

Most innovative spirits campaigns in June

Summer soirées and musical collaborations, plus documentaries and tranquil detox weekends all feature in our pick of the 10 most innovative marketing campaigns released last month

Edgerton launches ‘world’s first’ blue spice gin

Pink gin brand Edgerton has expanded its portfolio with the launch of the “world’s first” blue spiced expression – Edgerton Blue Spice Gin

Same-sex marriage law sees Equality Vodka expand

Equality Vodka, which promotes LGBT rights, has unveiled plans to expand following the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the US

Cocktail Update

Swizzle Masters selects Martini Twist champion

Tasked with reimagining a stoic British institution such as the Martini was a challenge for our plucky Swizzlers; thankfully Rodolfo Casalá’s Purple Martini executed the task with elegance

Bloody Mary cocktails taste better in aeroplanes

A new study has revealed that the Bloody Mary cocktail tastes better if consumed while flying, due to the “noise levels” of the aeroplane

Ryan Chetiyawardana releases first cocktail book

Revered mixologist and bar owner Ryan Chetiyawardana has launched his first cocktail recipe book, called Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan & Friends


Top 10 spirit launches in June 2015

The world’s first cider cask-aged Irish whiskey, vodka inspired by Breaking Bad and a classic Victorian style gin are all among our pick of the top spirits launched last month

Top 10 best-selling rum brands

The majority of million case selling rum brands saw impressive growth last year, but there has been some jostling at the top of the leaderboard and the world finally has a new best-selling rum brand

The week in pictures

Exclusive performances by Kylie Minogue, road trips with George Clooney, and cocktails with stars from the likes of MiC and TOWIE – it’s been a star-studded week in the spirits industry

Top 5 best-selling gin brands

The craft gin boom continued its progression in 2014, with even more brands launching on to the market – but how did some of the world’s biggest gin distillers fare?

Top 10 best-selling Cognac and brandy brands

The Cognac and brandy industry experienced a mixed bag of fortunes last year, with highs and lows across the entire spectrum of the sector

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

In a stagnant spirits market, Germany is discovering a penchant for premium products, leaving international and local brands optimistic

Actor Adrien Brody starred in three short films for Jameson Irish Whiskey this week, while Dandelyan launched a new menu and Disaronno held a rooftop terrace party

A local for every liquor lover; bar owners across the world are thinking outside the box from visually-stunning gastronomical delights in Hong Kong to exclusive drams in Edinburgh

Few spirits categories offer as much variety – or provide as much fuel for discussion – as gin, and our Global Gin Masters provided the perfect forum for such discussion

Summer soirées and musical collaborations, plus documentaries and tranquil detox weekends all feature in our pick of the 10 most innovative marketing campaigns released last month

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The Irish Whiskey Masters 2015

Closing date:08 July 2015
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The World Whisky Masters 2015

Closing date:08 July 2015
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The American Whiskey Masters 2015

Closing date:08 July 2015