London’s 10 best rooftop bars

As summer tentatively approaches, now is the perfect time to take a look at some of the most spectacular rooftop bars in London

Top 10 no-age-statement Scotch whiskies

As a growing number of Scotch producers admit a scarcity of aged stocks, no-age-statement expressions are becoming more prolific, with a number of exciting new bottles launched in the past 12 months

How to make the perfect aged cocktail

Aged cocktails have become something of a staple in high-end bars across the world in recent years, with each establishment claiming to have discovered the perfect method

Frozen cocktail brand Köld launches in the UK

The pre-batched cocktail trend has been taken a step further by a UK start-up company that has released a selection of frozen cocktails

First whisky cask to auction in HK fetches $800k

The first cask of whisky ever to be sold at public auction in Hong Kong – a 25-year-old barrel of The Macallan Scotch – has been bought for HK$793,000

Cocktail Update

Borrell applies to turn toilet into cocktail bar

Will Borrell, brother of Razorlight frontman Johnny and owner of Vestal Vodka, has revealed plans to turn a disused public toilet in London into an underground cocktail bar

Bacardi partners with Jamie Oliver on cocktail channel

Television chef Jamie Oliver has partnered with Bacardi to launch an online TV channel dedicated to drinks

La Hechicera picks inaugural Wanderlust Colombia winners

Two British bartenders have been chosen to represent La Hechicera rum in Colombia as part of the brand’s inaugural cocktail competition, Wanderlust Colombia


Features

The week in pictures

This week saw the launch of two new Singleton whisky expressions, a film screening hosted by an award-winning film critic and the latest Spirit Masters blind tasting

Top 10 flavoured whisky launches

Of all emerging spirits trends, flavoured whisky has attracted the most controversy – here are 10 of the most talked about launches in the category

Top 10 chocolate spirits for Easter

Easter and its accompanying long weekend will soon be upon us, and while chocolate eggs offer traditional indulgence, the spirits fan might prefer one of these decadent chocolate-flavoured bottlings

Top 10 limited edition Scotch launches

Limited edition Scotch whiskies frequently send shock waves through the drinks industry due to their rarity, high price and age, making them coveted items for status chasers across the globe

Key whisky trends for the future

The world has yet to end its love affair with whisky and the spirit’s golden era remains in full swing, but which trends are set to further entice consumers in the future?

Spirits Business TV

The 2014 Snow Queen Martini Masters attracted some of the UK’s brightest bartending talent to the grand final, held in London last month

Japanese whisky brand Suntory has launched a new advertising campaign featuring a number of intricate miniature ice sculptures such as an astronaut and the Statue of Liberty

Beam Inc has launched the first television commercial for its small batch Knob Creek Bourbon brand in the US

Spirits Business top 10

As summer tentatively approaches, now is the perfect time to take a look at some of the most spectacular rooftop bars in London

Japanese whisky brand Suntory has launched a new advertising campaign featuring a number of intricate miniature ice sculptures such as an astronaut and the Statue of Liberty

As a growing number of Scotch producers admit a scarcity of aged stocks, no-age-statement expressions are becoming more prolific, with a number of exciting new bottles launched in the past 12 months

Aged cocktails have become something of a staple in high-end bars across the world in recent years, with each establishment claiming to have discovered the perfect method

This week saw the launch of two new Singleton whisky expressions, a film screening hosted by an award-winning film critic and the latest Spirit Masters blind tasting

Upcoming Competitions

Scotch to benefit from export scheme

The Scotch Whisky Masters 2014

Closing date:06 May 2014
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The Gin Masters 2014

Closing date:06 June 2014
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The Irish Whiskey Masters 2014

Closing date:08 July 2014
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The Vodka Masters 2014

Closing date:09 September 2014
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The World Whisky Masters 2014

Closing date:08 July 2014