Top 10 spirits marketing campaigns in July

A golfing Justin Timberlake, renowned Formula One racing stars and some of the UK fashion world’s most familiar faces feature in a swathe of new spirits marketing campaigns launched last month

Top 10 spirit launches in July 2015

As Bacardi moved into single estate rums, Jack Daniel’s launched its first cask strength whiskey and Jameson showcased its first cocktail bitters – July saw a diverse array of spirits hit the market

Diageo’s top performing brands in 2014/15

The world’s largest drinks group Diageo may have witnessed generally stagnant sales in 2014/15, but some of its brands far outperformed others and reported impressive gains

Lai Bun Fu innovates with Scotch-Cantonese pairing

Colonial-style fine dining restaturant Lai Bun Fu is pairing single malts with Cantonese “bold-tasting specialties” with its innovative “Taste of Classics” menu

EU-Vietnam free trade deal raises industry spirits

The EU and Vietnam have agreed an FTA which paves the way for the elimination of Vietnam’s 45% import tariff for spirits, along with strengthened GI recognition in the country

Cocktail Update

Are modern cocktail menus too long?

There is more interest in the world’s cocktail industry than ever before, but are consumers bored of flicking through scroll-like menus?

Top 10 creative cocktail menus

With so many classy bars competing at the top end of the market, it’s increasingly important to have a creative, meticulously executed cocktail menu

Sci-fi cocktail book seeks funding on Kickstarter

The creator of a new science fiction-inspired cocktail book is seeking funding on Kickstarter to bring his product to market and follow the success of “cult classic” Blasphemous Cocktails


The week in pictures

You’ll find an eclectic mix of bitesize news snippets in our week in pictures round-up covering everything from kittens and cocktails to Cognac and competitions

Woodford Reserve: a brand history

Woodford Reserve, while being a relatively new brand, has a long heritage that is standing it in good stead as it rides the Bourbon boom

Top 10 new American whiskey brands

At the same as some American whiskey distillers are launching brand extensions at a rate of knots, others are furthering their presence in the fast-growing sector with entirely new labels

Top 10 Scotch whisky distilleries to visit

Scotch whisky distilleries may be in the midst of a tourism boom, but which highly rated sites should dram fans should put on their bucket lists?

The week in pictures

While Justin Timberlake promotes his Tequila on the golf course, a Royal horse races to victory and Ireland appoints its first “water butler” – it’s been a jam-packed week for the spirits industry

Spirits Business TV

William Grant & Sons invited international bartenders to spend a week at Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery to learn about the creation of Hudson Bourbon – take a look at what they got up to

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

Spirits Business top 10

A golfing Justin Timberlake, renowned Formula One racing stars and some of the UK fashion world’s most familiar faces feature in a swathe of new spirits marketing campaigns launched last month

Taking on the flagship whisky-producing nations of Scotland, Ireland and the US, distillers from across the globe showed that less fanfare doesn’t mean lower quality

While the whisky industry is dominated by headlines warning of Scotch in decline and Bourbon running scarce, Irish whiskey is receiving all the plaudits

Bourbon wasn’t the only category flying the flag for American whiskey in this round of our Global Masters series, as lesser-known expressions livened up an already exciting contest

As Bacardi moved into single estate rums, Jack Daniel’s launched its first cask strength whiskey and Jameson showcased its first cocktail bitters – July saw a diverse array of spirits hit the market

Upcoming Competitions

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The Global Brandy Masters 2015

Closing date:05 August 2015
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The Global Cognac Masters 2015

Closing date:05 August 2015
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The Spirits Masters Awards Lunch 2015

Closing date:03 December 2015
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The Snow Queen Martini Masters 2015

Closing date:30 September 2015