Top 10 most bizarre bar locations

Toilets, cranes, gold mines and giant coffins have all acted as very unusual locations for these unique watering holes around the world

Top 10 new Scotch whisky distilleries

As the Scotch industry hails a boom in tourism and all-time-high investment, exciting plans for a wealth of new, reawakened and expanded distilleries have been unveiled

Top six real-life speakeasy bars

Prohibition may have ended more than 80 years ago in the United States, but these real-life speakeasy bars continue to thrive

Quintessential hires Monarq as exclusive importer

Quintessential Brands has appointed Monarq Group as its exclusive importer, regional distributor and marketer in Latin America, Caribbean and US duty free channels

Legal high ban ‘technically’ includes alcohol

Ministers have acknowledged that the wording of a new blanket ban on legal highs in the UK is so broad that it could technically be used to illegalise alcohol

Cocktail Update

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

Diageo reveals World Class UK finalists

The final five UK bartenders through to the regional final of Diageo Reserve World Class 2015 have been announced this week


The week in pictures

Whisky tastings in Antarctica, star-studded anniversary celebrations, festivals, fairs and spoof interviews have all made for an eventful week in the spirits industry

Pioneering Scotch whisky experiments

Rather than bemoaning another set of regulations, these Scotch whisky producers are relishing the challenge of innovating within what is already a very strict category

Top 5 bars in… Melbourne

Homegrown Aussie spirits are taking over the spotlight and the speed rails of Melbourne’s vibrant bar scene, as this roundup of the city’s best watering holes shows

Top 10 unusual bar themes

Owls, zombies, hospital wards, perfume and aliens have all acted as weird and wonderful inspirations for some of these unusually-themed bars

Top spirits design innovations

More than simply for the sake of aesthetics, spirits brands are looking to intelligent design innovations to engage consumers or even alter the integral taste of their products

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

Toilets, cranes, gold mines and giant coffins have all acted as very unusual locations for these unique watering holes around the world

As the Scotch industry hails a boom in tourism and all-time-high investment, exciting plans for a wealth of new, reawakened and expanded distilleries have been unveiled

Prohibition may have ended more than 80 years ago in the United States, but these real-life speakeasy bars continue to thrive

The future of spirits in the US is seemingly secure, as millennials take up their tipples with pleasure. But there is debate over which categories will win the most affection

Whisky tastings in Antarctica, star-studded anniversary celebrations, festivals, fairs and spoof interviews have all made for an eventful week in the spirits industry

Upcoming Competitions

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The Gin Masters 2015

Closing date:03 June 2015
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The Irish Whiskey Masters 2015

Closing date:08 July 2015