Top 10 new American whiskey brands

At the same as some American whiskey distillers are launching brand extensions at a rate of knots, others are furthering their presence in the fast-growing sector with entirely new labels

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

Top 10 Scotch whisky distilleries to visit

Scotch whisky distilleries may be in the midst of a tourism boom, but which highly rated sites should dram fans should put on their bucket lists?

Maker’s Mark wins second ‘handmade’ lawsuit

Claims that Maker’s Mark misled consumers by labelling its whiskey “handmade” have been dismissed in court for a second time

Arbikie unveils Scotland’s first single estate gin

Arbikie Highland Estate, producer of Scotland’s “first” potato vodka, has launched Scotland’s “first” farm to bottle super-premium gin

Cocktail Update

Sci-fi cocktail book seeks funding on Kickstarter

The creator of a new science fiction-inspired cocktail book is seeking funding on Kickstarter to bring his product to market and follow the success of “cult classic” Blasphemous Cocktails

Perfume cocktails help diversify bar scene

Tapping into the power of perfume, the bravest bartenders are making the most of the world’s most famous scents by combining them with carefully crafted cocktails

At home cocktail experimentation on the rise

More than a third of Britons (34%) are endeavouring to create cocktails at home, but the nation is divided when it comes to picking a favourite


The week in pictures

While Justin Timberlake promotes his Tequila on the golf course, a Royal horse races to victory and Ireland appoints its first “water butler” – it’s been a jam-packed week for the spirits industry

Top tips to run a successful start up: Part 2

For those with the ambition to make their first foray into the fiercely competitive spirits arena, this final instalment of expert tips for start up success is a must

Top tips to run a successful start up: Part 1

As most of us have witnessed over the past few years, anyone and everyone can launch a new spirit brand. But just what does it take to be successful?

The world’s best bars and bartenders 2015

Out of the largest pool of nominations in its history, Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards has selected this group of trail blazing bars and bartenders as the world’s best

Tales of the Cocktail in pictures: Part 2

From dwarves, gorillas and miniature ponies to the glittering Spirited Awards ceremony, this year’s Tales of the Cocktail has been the biggest and best yet

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

At the same as some American whiskey distillers are launching brand extensions at a rate of knots, others are furthering their presence in the fast-growing sector with entirely new labels

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

Scotch whisky distilleries may be in the midst of a tourism boom, but which highly rated sites should dram fans should put on their bucket lists?

While Justin Timberlake promotes his Tequila on the golf course, a Royal horse races to victory and Ireland appoints its first “water butler” – it’s been a jam-packed week for the spirits industry

For those with the ambition to make their first foray into the fiercely competitive spirits arena, this final instalment of expert tips for start up success is a must

Upcoming Competitions

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The Global Brandy Masters 2015

Closing date:05 August 2015
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The Global Cognac Masters 2015

Closing date:05 August 2015
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The Spirits Masters Award Lunch 2015

Closing date:03 December 2015