The week in pictures

Elephant charity collaborations, Chelsea Flower Show celebrations and a quizzical show down with Gabby Logan are all included in our week in pictures

Top 5 bars in… Copenhagen

Cheap rents and readily available licences in Denmark’s capital city are fuelling a vibrant independent bar scene in which each new venue bears its own unique stamp

Wenneker Swizzle Masters Summer Scotch finalists

This month swizzlers faced a tough brief: to create a refreshing Scotch whisky-based summer serve ideal for sipping in the shade

Double-digit sales growth for United Spirits

India’s United Spirits has reported net sales growth of 13% in 2015/16 following the integration of Diageo’s brands into its portfolio

A drink with… Per Even Allaire, Hine Cognac

Thomas Hine & Co’s brand ambassador and sales manager speaks to us about the rise of cocktail culture and his recipe for converting friends to Cognac

Cocktail Update

DFS Cocktail Festival in pictures

DFS Group is marking the first anniversary of its Wines and Spirits Duplex store at Singapore Changi Airport in style – with a six-week-long Cocktail Festival featuring some of the world’s best bartenders

Aperol Spritz pops up on London rooftop

Gruppo Campari-owned Aperol has opened a rooftop Aperol Spritz Terrazza location in London, in partnership with local design studio Patternity

Wenneker Swizzle Masters Italian Apéritif winner revealed

As summer tentatively approaches, we tasked Swizzlers to create a refreshing serve based on the ever-glamorous apéritif cocktail – and they certainly delivered


Botran Rum: a brand history

As Botran Rum celebrates its 75th anniversary, SB discovers the family heritage that has helped it to become one of Guatemala’s most respected drinks brands

The week in pictures

Jack Whitehall and David Beckham sip cocktails in the first instalment of a short film series, and Campari unveils the “world’s largest” Negroni selection

Television’s top 10 spirits drinkers

From political sitcoms to cutting-edge dramas, many of television’s most beloved fictional faces are partial to a drop of something spirited

Analysis: Vodka in six key markets

Once the all-powerful white spirit that could do no wrong, vodka has in recent years become a byword for controversy and crisis

Top international World Whisky Day events

Charge your glass and celebrate the “water of life” with our pick of the top international events for World Whisky Day on 21 May

Spirits Business TV

David Beckham and comedian Jack Whitehall have starred in the first episode of Condé Nast’s ‘Two Whiskies with…’ video series, sponsored by Haig Club

In the latest of The Balvenie’s short films focusing on craft, Michel Roux Jr. meets Ole Hansen at his salmon smokehouse in the Cotswolds

Next up in The Balvenie’s series of short films exploring ‘craftsmanship’ with famed chef Michel Roux Jr., organic farmers shed some light on their industry

Spirits Business top 10

Elephant charity collaborations, Chelsea Flower Show celebrations and a quizzical show down with Gabby Logan are all included in our week in pictures

Cheap rents and readily available licences in Denmark’s capital city are fuelling a vibrant independent bar scene in which each new venue bears its own unique stamp

This month swizzlers faced a tough brief: to create a refreshing Scotch whisky-based summer serve ideal for sipping in the shade

As Botran Rum celebrates its 75th anniversary, SB discovers the family heritage that has helped it to become one of Guatemala’s most respected drinks brands

DFS Group is marking the first anniversary of its Wines and Spirits Duplex store at Singapore Changi Airport in style – with a six-week-long Cocktail Festival featuring some of the world’s best bartenders

The Global Gin Masters

Upcoming Competitions

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The Gin Masters 2016

Closing date:03 June 2016
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Great British Summer Cocktail

Closing date:18 July 2016