Diageo sales fail to return to growth

    Diageo’s sales have recovered slightly during the last few months, although a continued slowdown in China, Russia and North America failed to return the group to growth and heavily impacted Johnnie Walker sales

    Charity outraged by Beckham’s Haig ad ruling

    Alcohol Concern has called for “tighter restrictions on advertising regulations” after its complaint against David Beckham’s Haig Club whisky advert was thrown out

    Snoop Dogg stars in first Cuca Fresca cachaça ad

    Rapper Snoop Dogg has released his first advertisement for Cuca Fresca cachaça since becoming a shareholder and ambassador for the brand last year

The world’s hottest new bar openings

A former public toilet in London and an exciting new distillery bar in Washington are among the hottest new bars to open around the world

Top 10 global consumer trends for 2015

It can be a tricky business to guess which trends will be big among consumers in the year ahead. So we take a look at Euromonitor’s predictions, and see how they could impact the spirits sector

Jack Daniel’s: a brand history

For some, Jack Daniel’s is America in a bottle; the emblematic spirit based at the heart of the nation. This is how the brand achieved its iconic status

Australia’s alcohol consumption drops 25%

Australians are brushing off their boozy stereotype according to new research, which shows a 25% decrease in the amount of alcohol consumed when compared with drinking habits 40 years ago

Demand for rare Japanese whisky rises in Asia

Auction house Zachys has hailed “enormous interest” in Japanese whisky as a number of rare bottlings smash their presale estimates in Hong Kong

Cocktail Update

How feasible is the ‘foraged cocktails’ trend?

Michelin-starred restaurants have foraged for ingredients for years, but now bartenders are taking a leaf from their cookbooks and discovering the practice for themselves

Top 10 warming winter cocktails

Christmas may be over but baby it’s still mighty cold outside, which is why we asked some of the best bars in the chilliest parts of the world to divulge their favourite hot cocktail recipes for banishing the winter blues

Speed Rack and Giffard create fundraising liqueur

French liqueur producer Giffard has partnered with female bartending competition Speed Rack to launch a new rose liqueur in aid of breast cancer research


Features

Top 5 bars in… Dubai

Best known as a playground for the mega-rich, could the first signs of a healthy middle market finally be emerging in Dubai’s bar scene?

Top 50 most innovative spirits launches of 2014: 10-1

The transgression of established category boundaries is a tactic which set our pick of the 10 most innovative spirits launches in 2014 apart from the masses

The week in pictures

Whisky women, new distilleries, Bourbon launches and the first Wenneker Swizzle Masters of 2015 feature in our latest week in pictures

Top 50 most innovative spirit launches of 2014: 20-11

In the penultimate instalment of our roundup of the most creative spirits launched last year, single malts, pioneering rums and terroir-focused Cognacs swipe the limelight

Top 50 most innovative spirit launches of 2014: 30-21

Ham-infused mezcal, sparkling rum and the world’s oldest gin recipe are some of the concoctions included in the third instalment of our top 50 most innovative spirits launches of 2014

Spirits Business TV

Edgerton Pink Gin founder Martin Edgerton Gill talks to The Spirits Business about the brand’s growth and the launch of the inaugural Edgerton Pink Gin Masters

The A. Smith Bowman distillery has released a unique video capturing the build of its brand new 500-gallon still called George

Retired football star Michael Owen has released his first advert for Spey Whisky since becoming the brand’s global ambassador, drawing criticism for his “monotone” narration

Spirits Business top 10

A former public toilet in London and an exciting new distillery bar in Washington are among the hottest new bars to open around the world

It can be a tricky business to guess which trends will be big among consumers in the year ahead. So we take a look at Euromonitor’s predictions, and see how they could impact the spirits sector

For some, Jack Daniel’s is America in a bottle; the emblematic spirit based at the heart of the nation. This is how the brand achieved its iconic status

Tequila has long been on the cusp of a global explosion, but with China developing a thirst for the spirit, is its future starting to look even brighter?

Best known as a playground for the mega-rich, could the first signs of a healthy middle market finally be emerging in Dubai’s bar scene?

Upcoming Competitions

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Edgerton Pink Gin Masters

Closing date:03 February 2015
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The Rum Masters 2015

Closing date:04 February 2015