Top 10 spirit launches in September 2014

Whisky in all its guises took over the global spirits scene last month, but a smattering of gin, vodka and limited edition Cognac brands also made a splash

Top 10 London Cocktail Week events

As cocktail enthusiasts ready themselves for seven days of tastings, masterclasses, pop-up bars and parties at London Cocktail Week 2014, we roundup the top 10 unmissable events of the week

Biggest moments in Irish whiskey history

The tale of Irish whiskey is fraught with highs and lows, making it one of the most interesting stories in the spirits industry

UV Vodka releases Salty Caramel Apple

Phillips Distilling Company has launched UV Vodka’s first limited edition seasonal flavour, Salty Caramel Apple

Wemyss Malts unveils new single cask range

Edinburgh-based spirits bottling company Wemyss Malts has unveiled a new range of single cask Scotch whiskies with a combined age of 261 years

Cocktail Update

Global bartenders compete for title in Cape Town

Some 60 bartenders from around the globe are to battle it out this week for the title of World Cocktail Champion of the Year at an industry-hosted, star-studded event in Cape Town

DeKuyper invites Indiana Bartender Challenge entries

Dutch liqueurs group De Kuyper is set to launch its next Bartender Challenge in the US state of Indiana this fall

Angus Winchester wins coveted 2014 Golden Spirit Award

Angus Winchester, global brand ambassador for Tanqueray Gin, has been given the Golden Spirit Award for the best presenter at the 2014 Tales of the Cocktail


Features

The week in pictures

Billionnaire Richard Branson celebrates a global partnership with Grey Goose Vodka in this week’s round up, while four female rowers pour a dram as they plan their Pacific adventure

The world’s 10 greatest gin joints

Whether a degenerate Victorian-style drinking den or a glorious emporium, these are the world’s 10 greatest gin joints

Bacardi shuns NAS with new single malt Scotch range

Bacardi has backed age statements’ future in Scotch whisky by ensuring its new single malt portfolio is NAS-free. Stephen Marshall, the man who pioneered the project, explains why

Top 10 whisky bottle designs

In a competitive market, whisky brands are thinking of increasingly inventive ways to make their products stand-out through beautiful, interesting and wacky bottle designs

Top 10 bartenders throughout history

Throughout the ages, there have been a number of boundary-breaking bartenders who have shaped the industry for future generations of mixology pioneers

Top 5 bars in… Paris

Craft cocktails and quality food join forces in an all-day, all-night dining revolution on the streets of the French capital, as BarChick finds

Top 5 bars in… Singapore

Cocktail craft is spreading far and wide in Singapore, even beyond the inner city limits, as BarChick’s top 5 bars in the country demonstrates

The week in pictures

David Beckham delighted fans in Singapore this week, while Jude Law stole centre stage at an exclusive Johnnie Walker whisky bash as our week in pictures reveal

Spirits Business TV

Swedish vodka brand Purity has released its second advertisement starring US comedian Joel McHale

Andrew Scutts, founder of the UK’s Boutique Bar Show tells The Spirits Business all about his exciting plans for this year’s event

Hollywood actor Jude Law can be seen showing off his dance moves in a new short film for Johnnie Walker Blue Label directed by Ridley Scott’s son

Spirits Business top 10

Whisky in all its guises took over the global spirits scene last month, but a smattering of gin, vodka and limited edition Cognac brands also made a splash

As cocktail enthusiasts ready themselves for seven days of tastings, masterclasses, pop-up bars and parties at London Cocktail Week 2014, we roundup the top 10 unmissable events of the week

The tale of Irish whiskey is fraught with highs and lows, making it one of the most interesting stories in the spirits industry

Billionnaire Richard Branson celebrates a global partnership with Grey Goose Vodka in this week’s round up, while four female rowers pour a dram as they plan their Pacific adventure

Whether a degenerate Victorian-style drinking den or a glorious emporium, these are the world’s 10 greatest gin joints

Bacardi has backed age statements’ future in Scotch whisky by ensuring its new single malt portfolio is NAS-free. Stephen Marshall, the man who pioneered the project, explains why

In a competitive market, whisky brands are thinking of increasingly inventive ways to make their products stand-out through beautiful, interesting and wacky bottle designs

Throughout the ages, there have been a number of boundary-breaking bartenders who have shaped the industry for future generations of mixology pioneers

Upcoming Competitions

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The Liqueur Masters 2014

Closing date:07 October 2014
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The Spirits Design Masters 2014

Closing date:04 November 2014
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The Speciality Spirits Masters 2014

Closing date:07 October 2014
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The Pre-mixed Masters 2014

Closing date:07 October 2014