The week in pictures

This week Bulleit Bourbon unveiled the “first ever” tattoo billboard in Los Angeles, SB took a trip to the Midleton Distillery in Cork, and stylish cocktails were served at London Fashion Week

Top 5 bars in… Kyoto, Japan

Far more than a whisky drinker’s heaven, Japan is home to some of the world’s most dynamic cocktail scenes – and Kyoto is among the best. The Spirits Business explores what’s on offer

Dandelyan unveils ‘guilty pleasures’ menu

London’s Dandelyan has launched its new cocktail menu, The Vices of Botany, which focuses on “exploitation, escapism and guilty pleasures” – SB takes a look at the creative offering

Eco concerns over distillery biomass plants

A prominent Scottish farming group is calling for a moratorium on building large-scale biomass whisky waste converters over concerns that they could cause more environmental harm than good

SWA outlines ‘pressures of tax burden’ to UK Treasury

Representatives from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) have met with the UK Treasury to make their case for a 2% cut in spirits duty ahead of the Budget Statement in March

Cocktail Update

Patrón marks Margarita Day with cocktail contest

Patrón Tequila has launched its 2017 quest to find its Margarita of the Year, coinciding with International Margarita Day held on 22 February

The Gibson revamps classic cocktail list

Globally acclaimed London bar The Gibson has unveiled a new cocktail menu featuring “outlandish” ingredients, such as lion’s mane mushrooms and marshmallow tea

Hong Kong’s Ching wins Beefeater MIXLDN 6

Hong Kong bartender Timothy Ching has been crowned winner of the sixth annual Beefeater MIXLDN cocktail competition following a hard-fought final in London


Wenneker Swizzle Masters Rum Punch finalists 2017

The Spirits Business celebrated the return of the revamped Wenneker Swizzle Masters cocktail competition by asking bartenders to craft a cracking rum punch

Top 10 most collectible Scotch brands of 2016

Sellers are becoming “more confident” in placing high value bottles at auction, which in turn generates increased buyer interest, according to RW101’s Collectors’ Index for 2016

The week in pictures

A star-studded week for the spirits industry saw Grey Goose create cocktails for the BAFTA after-party, Usain Bolt let his hair down with Patrón in Monaco, and London bar The Gibson unveil its new “outlandish” drinks list

The most iconic bar scenes in movie history

Some of the greatest moments in cinematic history have been filmed with a boozy backdrop – SB rounds up a selection of the most distinctive bars to feature on the big screen

Top new spirits books for spring 2017

Donald Trump-inspired cocktails, a crash course in whisky distilling and top tips for hosting the perfect soirée – we recommend a selection of spirits books for spring 2017

Spirits Business Top 10

This week Bulleit Bourbon unveiled the “first ever” tattoo billboard in Los Angeles, SB took a trip to the Midleton Distillery in Cork, and stylish cocktails were served at London Fashion Week

Far more than a whisky drinker’s heaven, Japan is home to some of the world’s most dynamic cocktail scenes – and Kyoto is among the best. The Spirits Business explores what’s on offer

London’s Dandelyan has launched its new cocktail menu, The Vices of Botany, which focuses on “exploitation, escapism and guilty pleasures” – SB takes a look at the creative offering

The Spirits Business celebrated the return of the revamped Wenneker Swizzle Masters cocktail competition by asking bartenders to craft a cracking rum punch

Sellers are becoming “more confident” in placing high value bottles at auction, which in turn generates increased buyer interest, according to RW101’s Collectors’ Index for 2016

Spirits Business TV

Pernod Ricard-owned Scotch whisky brand Chivas Brothers has enlisted Hollywood actor Javier Bardem for the latest instalment in its Win the Right Way campaign

After recently acquiring Fabrica de Tequilas Finos, Amber Beverage Group releases a video exploring its new distillation facilities where 20 brands, including KAH Tequila, are made

Online drinks retailer 31Dover has taken a tongue-in-cheek approach to Valentine’s Day this year with the release of real-life doodle animation ‘The Kama-Shotra’

Upcoming Competitions

The Brandy Masters 2017

Closing date:09 March 2017

The Asian Spirits Masters 2017

Closing date:17 March 2017

The Cognac Masters 2017

Closing date:09 March 2017