Unmissable spirits industry events in 2017

It’s time to make plans for the rest of the year: The Spirits Business lines up the best exhibitions and events of 2017

The week in pictures

This week Bunga Bunga Covent Garden threw a star-studded bash, fashion design company Ralph Lauren opened an equestrian-themed bar in London and SB hosted The Tequila Masters 2017

Experts predict top spirits trends in 2017

If you’re curious about what the coming year has in store for the global spirits sphere, look no further than our comprehensive round-up of industry predictions

Farrar to leave Edrington amid executive shuffle

Bill Farrar, managing director super-premium, is to leave Edrington in June 2017 as new heads are announced to lead the company’s regional power brands and global travel retail divisions

Whisky ‘key’ to long life, says Britain’s oldest Olympian

Britain’s oldest living Olympian, Bill Lucas, has said enjoying a dram of whisky every day is the key to living a long life – as he celebrates his 100th birthday

Cocktail Update

Old Fashioned and Moscow Mule top US menus

New data from IWSR has found that Bourbon- or rye-based Old Fashioneds and vodka-based Moscow Mules accounted for 30% of all US cocktail menu mentions in 2016

Pernod to launch ‘connected cocktail library’

Pernod Ricard’s Breakthrough Innovation Group is seeking to “transform” at-home cocktail culture with its “connected cocktail library” system Opn, set to launch in early 2018

Portuguese bartender wins 21st Golden Cup

Jose Guerreiro from the Associação Barmen de Portugal has taken the top prize in the 2016 Golden Cup International Cocktail Competition, held each year in Taiwan, writes International Bartenders Association (IBA) president Ron Busman


Top 10 biggest spirits stories of 2016

The Spirits Business looks back at the biggest stories to rock the spirits sector in 2016, taking in the Brexit vote, resignations, legal battles, acquisitions and more…

The Kyoto Distillery in pictures

Join us for a tour around the unique, if diminutive, site that is pioneering the production of artisanal Japanese gin

Top 10 ‘top 10s’ of 2016

Top tips for hangovers, the most unusual whisky cask finishes and family-owned spirits companies – these are our most read ‘top 10s’ of 2016

Top 10 most read spirits stories of 2016

Bacon-infused vodka, a rooftop nudist bar and the launch of a certain “bartender collective” – these are the top 10 most read stories on thespiritsbusiness.com that got tongues wagging in 2016

The week in pictures

To welcome in the new year Cîroc Vodka threw a lavish star-studded do, London’s Duck & Waffle hosted an all-night extravaganza and The Scotch Malt Whisky Society held Hogmanay whisky tastings

Spirits Business Top 10

It’s time to make plans for the rest of the year: The Spirits Business lines up the best exhibitions and events of 2017

This week Bunga Bunga Covent Garden threw a star-studded bash, fashion design company Ralph Lauren opened an equestrian-themed bar in London and SB hosted The Tequila Masters 2017

If you’re curious about what the coming year has in store for the global spirits sphere, look no further than our comprehensive round-up of industry predictions

The Spirits Business looks back at the biggest stories to rock the spirits sector in 2016, taking in the Brexit vote, resignations, legal battles, acquisitions and more…

Join us for a tour around the unique, if diminutive, site that is pioneering the production of artisanal Japanese gin

Spirits Business TV

Bacardi has joined forces with music trio Major Lazer to launch ‘The Sound of Rum’ – a creative partnership that aims to bring fans of reggae, dancehall, soca, hip-hop and electronic music together

Join the star of NBC comedy TV series Parks and Recreation, Nick Offerman, as he says goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017 at Lagavulin distillery

In celebration of the 60th running of the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury Racecourse, the Cognac house has launched a short film reflecting on the history of the race