Top 10 famous whisky lovers

Some of the world’s most famous politicians, footballers, writers and pop stars are among those to have declared their love for whisky throughout the ages

Top 10 moments in rum history

Exile, revolution, war and Prohibition all played a part in shaping the fascinating story of rum. Here are the spirit’s top 10 historical moments

The Speciality Spirits Masters 2014 results

The labels categorised under Speciality Spirits for this, the latest addition to the Spirits Masters series, are essential to serious bartenders

Chivas warehouses approved despite whisky fungus fears

Plans to build 14 new whisky maturation warehouses at the Chivas Brothers Willowyard site in Beith have been approved despite objections by residents over “whisky fungus” fears

Courvoisier launches four limited edition Cognacs

Courvoisier has launched a four-strong range of limited edition Cognacs exclusively in the UK market, ranging from £1,100 to £50,600

Cocktail Update

World’s best bars to visit in 2015

Increasing creativity of international bartenders means our list of the world’s best bars to visit in 2015 is one of the most exciting yet

Australia and NZ bars to visit in 2015

Increasing numbers of international spirits brands and a strong Aussie dollar are fueling creativity Down Under

Are drinkers turned off by bar dress codes?

Two bar group managers discuss whether imposing a dress code is necessary to create the ‘right’ image, or if doing so comes at the price of alienating customers


Features

The Liqueur Masters 2014 results

Judging liqueurs boils down to one thing: finding a fullness of flavour that, beyond marketing and sleek packaging, speaks for itself

Top 10 London distilleries

London’s historical reputation as the hub of the UK’s spirits industry has been revived in recent years as a swathe of new independent distilleries open up across the city

Hottest bar openings in October 2014

Europe dominated the global scene last month, with stylish and innovative new drinking dens popping up in Paris, Madrid and Copenhagen, finds BarChick

The week in pictures

This week George Orwell’s fictional dystopian future was brought to life by Jura, while Michael Owen made his foray into the world of whisky

Have bartenders reached the limits of cocktail innovation?

In an industry where recipes are recycled and refreshed, Amy Hopkins asks the world’s leading bartenders what could possibly be next for cocktail innovation?

Spirits Business TV

William Grant & Sons has released its first Drambuie TV advert since acquiring the Scotch whisky liqueur brand earlier this year

Martini is targeting a new generation of consumers with the launch of a new cross-media global campaign

Diageo has launched the first TV advert for single grain Scotch whisky Haig Club, directed by Guy Ritchie and featuring David Beckham

Spirits Business top 10

The inaugural Pre-Mixed Masters has shown that bartenders have what it takes to bottle their drinks, but that simplicity is key

Some of the world’s most famous politicians, footballers, writers and pop stars are among those to have declared their love for whisky throughout the ages

Exile, revolution, war and Prohibition all played a part in shaping the fascinating story of rum. Here are the spirit’s top 10 historical moments

The labels categorised under Speciality Spirits for this, the latest addition to the Spirits Masters series, are essential to serious bartenders

Judging liqueurs boils down to one thing: finding a fullness of flavour that, beyond marketing and sleek packaging, speaks for itself

Upcoming Competitions

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The Tequila Masters 2015

Closing date:04 December 2014
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Edgerton Pink Gin Masters

Closing date:03 February 2015