The week in pictures

Harley Davidson enthusiasts dropped into the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival last week, while an alcohol delivery service recruited two of London’s best-known reality TV stars as brand ambassadors

Bruichladdich Distillery in pictures

Last week SB flew to the idyllic Hebridean Scottish island of Islay to spend a few days with Bruichladdich Distillery

Top spirits at TFWA Asia Pacific 2016

An essential exhibition for the travel retail industry, the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference returns to Singapore for its 2016 edition this weekend. Here are the spirits exhibitors you won’t want to miss

Distilled Spirits Council announces rebrand

Trade body the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States has dropped its acronym – Discus – in an effort to “modernise the association’s public presence”

Chase intros grapefruit gin at Selfridges

Chase Distillery has launched Williams Pink Grapefruit Gin, exclusively available at Selfridges Oxford Street

Cocktail Update

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

Bar 45 introduces Negroni Trolley

Dorchester Collection’s London hotel 45 Park Lane has introduced a Negroni Trolley, to offer guests three variations on the cocktail

Wenneker Swizzle Masters Italian Apéritif finalists

With longer days and sunnier evenings nigh, we challenged Swizzlers to come up with a series of light, refreshing pre-dinner drinks to whet the appetite of our judging panel


Top 10 spirits marketing campaigns in April 2016

Whether it’s emulating the French Riviera or helping consumers calculate their online carbon footprint, spirits brands pushed out all the stops in our latest marketing roundup

Top 10 spirit launches in April 2016

An ultra premium British vodka, Baileys’ “innovation in drinks alchemy” and Brown-Forman’s first Bourbon release in 20 years are among the spirits industry’s most interesting new products

The week in pictures

From sipping cocktails in Kensington and competitions in Shoreditch to visiting Bruichladdich in Islay, it’s been another varied week of events in the spirits industry

Top 10 bars inspired by books

While there’s little better than curling up with a good book, sipping a story-themed cocktail in a literary-inspired bar comes close

Top 10 bartender-created spirits brands

Bartenders’ acumen stretches far beyond a mean shake and refined palate, with a number of mixologists launching successful stand-alone spirits brands

Spirits Business TV

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

Jägermeister has hosted what is thought to be the world’s first gig on land, sea and air in collaboration with Matt Tuck, lead singer of rock band Bullet For My Valentine

Footage of a bartender accidentally setting a patron alight while pouring alcohol onto a flaming cocktail has surfaced online

Spirits Business top 10

The Brandy Masters made a welcome return to The Global Spirits Masters series – and one country in particular shone

Harley Davidson enthusiasts dropped into the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival last week, while an alcohol delivery service recruited two of London’s best-known reality TV stars as brand ambassadors

Cognac is experiencing a revival from its global lull – but is the category prepared? Our Cognac Masters 2016 reveals the state of play

Last week SB flew to the idyllic Hebridean Scottish island of Islay to spend a few days with Bruichladdich Distillery

An essential exhibition for the travel retail industry, the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference returns to Singapore for its 2016 edition this weekend. Here are the spirits exhibitors you won’t want to miss

The Scotch Whiskey Masters
The Global Gin Masters

Upcoming Competitions

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The Scotch Whisky Masters 2016

Closing date:06 May 2016
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The Gin Masters 2016

Closing date:03 June 2016