The week in pictures

In this week’s picture round-up we’ll update you on when music maestro Ellie Goulding joined Mahiki at V Festival and Jim Beam celebrated some Bourbon legends

Pernod Ricard’s top brands in 2014/15

While a significant number of Pernod Ricard’s key brands reported flat or declining sales in 2014/15, some labels managed to claw back growth

Top 10 spirits ageing innovations

As Suntory launches its whiskies into space to age on-board the International Space Station, we take a look at which other producers and entrepreneurs have taken innovative steps in spirits maturation

Beam continues ‘Bourbon Legends’ rollout with UK workshops

Beam Suntory has got its “Bourbon Legends” campaign underway in the UK with a series of educational masterclasses for bartenders featuring the Jim Beam Small Batch Collection

Drinki app swaps cocktails for Facebook check-in

Drinki app has relaunched and now rewards all users across London with a free cocktail in return for a Facebook check-in

Cocktail Update

Swizzle Masters Irish Whiskey Punch champion chosen

This month’s Wenneker Swizzle Masters competition called for a mouthwatering Punch with an Irish whiskey influence and Joshua Powell’s cocktail, All in Dew Time, accomplished this impeccably

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


Vodka’s performance in six key markets

Vodka may be hot stuff in some of the world’s emerging markets, but in its established haunts, the spirit must evolve to reignite sales

The week in pictures

Boozy sorbets, asparagus munching, whisky-containing ice sculptures and another Swizzle heat have all made for an eventful week in the world of spirits

Top nine supermarket spirits

Much more than a cheaper alternative, UK supermarkets are producing Master-quality spirits – here are our top picks

World’s top airport bars

Airports can be uninspiring places – but luckily airside bars have upped their game in recent years, as our top picks from around the world attest

Top 10 new vodka brands

Vodka is notoriously one of the most saturated categories in spirits, but a number of enterprising producers refuse to let this deter them from releasing a hoard of new brands

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

Showing two fingers to those who doubt the relevance of vodka in contemporary cocktail culture, Tyler Wetherall speaks to the bartenders putting the spirit centre stage

In this week’s picture round-up we’ll update you on when music maestro Ellie Goulding joined Mahiki at V Festival and Jim Beam celebrated some Bourbon legends

While a significant number of Pernod Ricard’s key brands reported flat or declining sales in 2014/15, some labels managed to claw back growth

As Suntory launches its whiskies into space to age on-board the International Space Station, we take a look at which other producers and entrepreneurs have taken innovative steps in spirits maturation

Vodka may be hot stuff in some of the world’s emerging markets, but in its established haunts, the spirit must evolve to reignite sales

The Cannes Party 2015

Upcoming Competitions

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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
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The Global Vodka Masters 2015

Closing date:09 September 2015
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The Travel Retail Masters 2015

Closing date:09 September 2015