The week in pictures

This week’s pictures are largely made up of glamorous awards parties, celebrity sightings and global cocktail competitions

Australia witnessing craft spirits boom

The Australian market is witnessing a craft spirits boom in both the on- and off-trade, but it’s not without its tax and licensing problems

Top 10 must-have spirits apps

With technology providing us with better and faster solutions to most aspects of our lives, it’s no surprise that imbibers continue to ditch the classic recipe book and embrace the smartphone app

Blavod Vodka gains approval for US roll-out

Blavod Black Vodka has been approved for sale in the US, and following a distribution agreement with Kanetz Alcohol Imports, will be rolled out in the near future

Pernod Ricard reveals string of executive changes

Pernod Ricard has appointed its head of Asia as its new vice-president overseeing growth initiatives for the next 18 months, among a string of new staff changes

Cocktail Update

App offers free cocktails for women only

New cocktail app Drinki gives women the opportunity to claim a free cocktail every day, with the aim of attracting more men into bars

Win London Cocktail Week pop-up with Monkey Shoulder

Monkey Shoulder’s Ultimate Bartender Championship is returning to the UK, giving drinks-slinging teams the opportunity to run their own bar during London Cocktail Week (6-12 October)

Are consumer cocktail choices gendered?

Cocktail culture likes to think of itself as a forward-thinking force in the drinks industry, but do gender stereotypes still affect what mix customers order?


Features

Gordon’s Gin: a brand history

As the world’s top international gin brand and with its 250th anniversary approaching, Gordon’s really has stood the test of time.

Top 4 bars in… London

With one of the best cocktail scenes in the world, it’s no wonder bar owners in London are seeking to extend their empires, as BarChick discovers

The week in pictures

An abundance of cocktail competitions, a star-studded party and a royal honour all feature in our roundup of spirits industry events this week

Top 10 drinks for Chinese New Year

China may still be clamping down on extravagant spending, but there is an array of luxurious and fun spirits and cocktails out there to celebrate the Year of the Ram

Top 10 moments in Tequila history

More than any other spirit category, the Tequila industry is laden with mythology and folklore – but which historical events made the sector what it is today?

Spirits Business TV

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

The Balvenie has partnered with US chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain on a series of initiatives aimed at highlighting and rewarding “true craft”

Blended Scotch whisky brand Label 5 has created a promotional video featuring over 100 clips crowdsourced from fans across the globe, as part of its ongoing World Mix marketing campaign

Spirits Business top 10

This week’s pictures are largely made up of glamorous awards parties, celebrity sightings and global cocktail competitions

The Australian market is witnessing a craft spirits boom in both the on- and off-trade, but it’s not without its tax and licensing problems

With technology providing us with better and faster solutions to most aspects of our lives, it’s no surprise that imbibers continue to ditch the classic recipe book and embrace the smartphone app

As the world’s top international gin brand and with its 250th anniversary approaching, Gordon’s really has stood the test of time.

With one of the best cocktail scenes in the world, it’s no wonder bar owners in London are seeking to extend their empires, as BarChick discovers

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