The week in pictures

David Beckham delighted fans in Singapore this week, while Jude Law stole centre stage at an exclusive Johnnie Walker whisky bash as our week in pictures reveal

Top 10 bartender pet peeves

Even the most patient, attentive and professional bartender has a few occupational gripes, as this top 10 bartender pet peeves shows

The world’s top 10 distillery bars

Distillery bars offer curious consumers the chance to witness the spirits creation process from grain to glass – here are 10 of the world’s best

Consumer perception of luxury is shifting

Luxury is no longer perceived solely as the quality or price of a product but the personal experience provided alongside it, a leading retailer has stated

Teen alcohol consumption continues to fall

Alcohol consumption and binge drinking among young adolescents aged between 12 and 17 is declining in the US, a new report has revealed

Cocktail Update

DeKuyper invites Indiana Bartender Challenge entries

Dutch liqueurs group De Kuyper is set to launch its next Bartender Challenge in the US state of Indiana this fall

Angus Winchester wins coveted 2014 Golden Spirit Award

Angus Winchester, global brand ambassador for Tanqueray Gin, has been given the Golden Spirit Award for the best presenter at the 2014 Tales of the Cocktail

Ballantine’s brings bartender’s dream bar to life

Ballantine’s Scotch whisky has brought a bartender’s dream bar to life in Paris this weekend as part of its Bar Project initiative


Features

Top 10 women in the spirits industry

In what is typically perceived as a male-dominated industry, a number of trail-blazing women have made their mark in the spirits world over the ages

Diageo unveils rare Scotch whisky collection

Diageo has revealed details about its 2014 Special Releases range of rare single malt Scotch whiskies, which include a 35-year-old Port Ellen and NAS Clynelish.

Are consumers bored of flavoured vodka?

Two renowned bartenders get involved in the great flavoured vodka debate – has the category had its day or is there still room for innovation?

The week in pictures

Jude Law, 80s hairdos, clandestine whisky tastings and of course an abundance of cocktails make up the latest week in pictures

The Cognac Masters 2014 results

Standards are far from declining in the world of Cognac, as underpinned by this year’s Cognac Masters.

Top 10 shocking spirits adverts

Strict laws may limit how spirits brands market their products, but some still manage to shock with their sexy, strange, funny and completely outrageous adverts

The world’s top 10 hidden bars

Bookcases, wardrobes, telephone boxes and dry cleaners all provide creative clandestine entrances for some of the world’s top 10 hidden bars

Top 10 vintage spirits adverts

While the spirits industry dedicates millions to extravagant advertising campaigns, some of these vintage ads have kept their iconic status throughout the 20th Century

Spirits Business TV

Swedish vodka brand Purity has released its second advertisement starring US comedian Joel McHale

Andrew Scutts, founder of the UK’s Boutique Bar Show tells The Spirits Business all about his exciting plans for this year’s event

Hollywood actor Jude Law can be seen showing off his dance moves in a new short film for Johnnie Walker Blue Label directed by Ridley Scott’s son

Spirits Business top 10

David Beckham delighted fans in Singapore this week, while Jude Law stole centre stage at an exclusive Johnnie Walker whisky bash as our week in pictures reveal

Even the most patient, attentive and professional bartender has a few occupational gripes, as this top 10 bartender pet peeves shows

Distillery bars offer curious consumers the chance to witness the spirits creation process from grain to glass – here are 10 of the world’s best

In what is typically perceived as a male-dominated industry, a number of trail-blazing women have made their mark in the spirits world over the ages

With 40 flavours to its name, Jason Dolenga, Beam Suntory’s head of vodka, tells Becky Paskin of Pinnacle’s colourful future as it eyes overseas markets

Diageo has revealed details about its 2014 Special Releases range of rare single malt Scotch whiskies, which include a 35-year-old Port Ellen and NAS Clynelish.

Two renowned bartenders get involved in the great flavoured vodka debate – has the category had its day or is there still room for innovation?

Jude Law, 80s hairdos, clandestine whisky tastings and of course an abundance of cocktails make up the latest week in pictures

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