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

Restaurants launch London Pisco Sour Week

Peruvian restaurants in London are joining together to launch London’s very first Pisco Sour Week next month

Moderate drinking may reduce heart failure risk

People who enjoy a small amount of alcohol have a lower risk of suffering heart failure than teetotallers, a new study has found

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 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

Top 50 most innovative spirit launches of 2014: 40-31

While some pioneering spirits producers pushed the boundaries of distillation last year, others opened our eyes to the importance of provenance and heritage

Top 50 most innovative spirit launches of 2014: 50-41

With boundary-breaking barrel experimentation, category-defying hybrids and an abundance of wacky botanicals, creativity truly flourished in the spirits industry last year

The week in pictures

A prestigious Cognac house celebrated its 300th anniversary this week, while one bartender was deemed the best of the rest in a global cocktail competition finale

The world’s coolest ‘robot bartenders’

The futuristic trend of robot bartenders has dominated headlines over the past year, with the phenomenon spreading across the UK and US. Here are the world’s coolest mixology AIs

Spirits Business TV

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

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

Spirits Business top 10

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

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

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

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

While some pioneering spirits producers pushed the boundaries of distillation last year, others opened our eyes to the importance of provenance and heritage

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