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Tequila and Bourbon ‘not needed’ for basic cocktails

Consumers have been told Tequila, Scotch whisky, Irish whiskey and Bourbon are not vital if they want to stock a decent home bar, but they should buy genever and two styles of rum instead

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 3 Comments »

Ten of the world’s highest bars

We love a good cocktail here at The Spirits Business, and if our drink comes with a view, the better. But be warned, the world’s 10 highest bars are not for those with an altitude fear

Monday, August 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Charles Joly of The Aviary named Diageo World Class 2014 winner

The Diageo World Class 2014 winner has been named as Charles Joly, of The Aviary in Chicago, USA

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

New cocktail robot created for US bartenders

Cocktails can be created at the touch of a button with a new device described as a “bartending robot”, which has recently launched in the US

Friday, August 1st, 2014 1 Comment »

Secret World Class elimination happens overnight

Diageo has secretly eliminated a further four finalists fro its World Class competition overnight, bringing the number of bartenders left in the race down to 12

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 No Comments »

Diageo cuts World Class finalists down to 16

Diageo has revealed the final 16 competitors through to the 2014 Diageo World Class final in London

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 No Comments »

US bar culture of ‘buy backs’ labelled irresponsible

The American bar culture of “buy backs” has been slammed as “bad practice” and irresponsible by industry experts

Friday, July 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Bartender sets guest’s face on fire

A bartender set a guest’s face on fire after a drink called the Flaming Lamborghini was served horribly wrong

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

Bartenders encouraged to experiment with flavoured vodka

Bartenders have been advised to embrace “crazy” flavoured vodkas such as whipped cream, rather than take the category too seriously

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Highlights from Tales of the Cocktail

Tales of the Cocktail is over for another year, but the memories of flash mobs, llamas and crooning cocktail legends will certainly stick around for some time yet

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »