The gin brands to watch in 2015

A gin fall out is certainly on its way, but whether it happens in the next 12 months or not is anyone’s guess. In the meantime, these are our gin brands and trends to watch in 2015

The rum brands to watch in 2015

Rum is casting off its party image with super-premium and sipping expressions, but will the strategy work to win consumers over, and which brands will succeed? We pick our rum brands and trends to watch in 2015

The week in pictures

While one boxing champion turns his hand to cocktail making, London Underground was taken over by vodka and a basil gin made its way to Mexico – here’s your weekly roundup of spirits industry events

Pernod Ricard offloads Mexican RTD brand

Pernod Ricard has sold its Mexican Caribe Cooler RTD brand to Grupo Bepensa for an undisclosed sum in order to focus on its international brands in Mexico

Sweden seeks ban on foreign alcohol advertising

Swedish lobby groups are calling on the European Commission to impose a total ban on alcohol advertising on TV after some channels are able to avoid the ban by being registered abroad

Cocktail Update

Cocktail bar to open in public toilets

The owner of a vodka brand has won an 18-month battle with residents to open a cocktail bar in abandoned public toilets in London

Should cocktails be paired with meals?

Two top mixologists lock horns over whether – in the same way as wine – cocktails can be paired with food, or be consumed in the same way as wine

World’s best bars to visit in 2015

Increasing creativity of international bartenders means our list of the world’s best bars to visit in 2015 is one of the most exciting yet


Features

The Cognac and brandy brands to watch in 2015

Luxury Cognac companies were caught unawares by growth declines, but it’s not all doom and gloom for the category as we pick three promising brands and trends to watch in 2015

The world whisky brands to watch in 2015

Ireland, the US, India, Japan and even Europe, the spirits industry has been inundated with top quality world whiskies of late, so we’ve picked three brands and trends worth watching in 2015

Middle East is ‘polarised market’ for spirits

While the Middle East is currently marked by strife and conflict, its great contradiction is its potential for spirits businesses, both in the high-end market and at entry-level

The Scotch brands to watch in 2015

Only time will tell if Scotch whisky can claw back sales after a year of decline, but which will be the three brands worth keeping an eye on in 2015?

Confessions of a spirits retail buyer: Royal Mile Whiskies

Arthur Motley, sales and purchasing director for Edinburgh-based retailer Royal Mile Whiskies, discusses the importance of helping inexperienced customers and his high hopes for Armagnac

Spirits Business TV

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

William Grant & Sons has released its first Drambuie TV advert since acquiring the Scotch whisky liqueur brand earlier this year

Martini is targeting a new generation of consumers with the launch of a new cross-media global campaign

Spirits Business top 10

From the newest venture from the creative minds behind New York’s Dead Rabbit, to a French spirits speakeasy, BarChick discovers the hottest new bars to open in November 2014

A gin fall out is certainly on its way, but whether it happens in the next 12 months or not is anyone’s guess. In the meantime, these are our gin brands and trends to watch in 2015

Buffalo Trace’s coveted Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Old is the whisky most highly rated by consumers, a new report has revealed

Doug Bagley, managing director of Diageo’s travel retail arm, talks to Becky Paskin about the high profile trademark battle over the Explorers Club name and his premium, exclusive focus

Rum is casting off its party image with super-premium and sipping expressions, but will the strategy work to win consumers over, and which brands will succeed? We pick our rum brands and trends to watch in 2015

Upcoming Competitions

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Edgerton Pink Gin Masters

Closing date:03 February 2015