Ten of the world’s most expensive Cognacs

Cognac is a spirit category commonly associated with ostentatious elegance and wealth – but which are the most expensive bottles in the world?

Top 10 Tequilas for National Tequila Day

We make the process of buying a bottle to celebrate National Tequila Day tomorrow a little less daunting by rounding up the top 10 Tequilas recognised at our Tequila Masters 2014

Highlights from Tales of the Cocktail

Tales of the Cocktail is over for another year, but the memories of flash mobs, llamas and crooning cocktail legends will certainly stick around for some time yet

Alltech plans new Kentucky Bourbon distillery

Animal feed and spirits producer Alltech plans to advance its presence in the Bourbon industry by building a new distillery in eastern Kentucky.

Distell launches rare Bisquit XO Rose Gold Cognac

Bisquit Cognac has unveiled a new limited edition XO from just six casks to mark the year the house was founded

Cocktail Update

Bartender sets guest’s face on fire

A bartender set a guest’s face on fire after a drink called the Flaming Lamborghini was served horribly wrong

Bartenders encouraged to experiment with flavoured vodka

Bartenders have been advised to embrace “crazy” flavoured vodkas such as whipped cream, rather than take the category too seriously

Bars without vodka are ‘failing’ customers

Bars that refuse to feature vodka on their cocktail menus are fundamentally failing their customers, a panel of leading bartenders and brand ambassadors has claimed


Features

Top 10 high volume cocktail bars

While current trends suggest small boutique bars are dominating the cocktail scene, there are a few amazing high volume cocktail bars out there providing drinkable delights en masse

The week in pictures

This week we bring you pie throwing, botanical foraging, distillery trips and a sneak preview of a certain cocktail show in New Orleans, in our roundup of the industry in pictures

The world’s 10 best-selling spirits brands

While global spirits sales slowed in 2013, there were a few industry giants which managed to swipe positions as one of the world’s best-selling spirits brands

Top 10 coolest high-tech bar gadgets

The rise of molecular mixology means that bartenders are making use of increasingly scientific methods, as this list of the top 10 coolest high-tech bar gadgets shows

The world’s 10 best-selling rum brands

While the rum category experienced a less than thrilling year in 2013, there were some best-selling brands that managed to cling onto their market share

Spirits Business TV

A bartender set a guest’s face on fire after a drink called the Flaming Lamborghini was served horribly wrong

British actor Jude Law is to star in a new short film promoting Diageo’s Johnnie Walker Blue Label, entitled The Gentlemen’s Wager

Park Cognac has partnered with Drinks Made Easy to demonstrate how to make the perfect Side Car cocktail, with a modern twist

Spirits Business top 10

Cognac is a spirit category commonly associated with ostentatious elegance and wealth – but which are the most expensive bottles in the world?

We make the process of buying a bottle to celebrate National Tequila Day tomorrow a little less daunting by rounding up the top 10 Tequilas recognised at our Tequila Masters 2014

Tales of the Cocktail is over for another year, but the memories of flash mobs, llamas and crooning cocktail legends will certainly stick around for some time yet

The murky issue of alcoholism in the on-trade is nothing short of contentious, but is over-consumption still an issue among today’s professional bartenders?

While current trends suggest small boutique bars are dominating the cocktail scene, there are a few amazing high volume cocktail bars out there providing drinkable delights en masse

Upcoming Competitions

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The Vodka Masters 2014

Closing date:09 September 2014
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The Cognac Masters 2014

Closing date:14 August 2014
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The Travel Retail Masters 2014

Closing date:09 September 2014
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The Liqueur Masters 2014

Closing date:07 October 2014
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The Spirits Design Masters 2014

Closing date:04 November 2014