Every month the spirits business publishes a magazine, in print and digital formats, containing in depth analysis of all the major issues in spirits.

May 2019

Masters of the trade

We reveal the results of our Brandy, Cognac and Asian Spirits Masters, with a host of top Master medals awarded


Branching out

The world’s most popular spirits – such as baijiu and shōchū – are massive in their home territories in Asia but are barely known to drinkers in the west. Now, they are looking to go international


Singapore sling

This year’s TFWA show in Singapore will be the first under the presidency of Alain Maingreaud and looks set to be the best yet

April 2019

Flavoured vodka

Brands are looking to impart flavour with ‘real’ ingredients – and taking inspiration from the resurgent gin category

Bitter spirits

The massive success of drinks featuring Aperol and Campari has opened the door for other bitter drinks to make their mark on the spirits world

Tonics and mixers

Fever-Tree kicked off the premium tonic water movement. Can any of the ambitious brands that have flooded the market take its crown?

March 2019


Innovation in rum is enhancing its premium credentials and introducing drinkers to new or long-forgotten regions


Social attitudes throughout history have restricted women’s role in whisky. Here, we profile three pioneering females who forged their own paths


Lesley Gracie spearheaded the craft gin movement with Hendrick’s. Now, the brand has entered its most exciting chapter yet

February 2019


■ Has the trend for premium sipping expressions pushed shots away, or is the party still raging on?

The big interview

■ Former Diageo exec David Gates on preparing to shake up Scotch at his new BrewDog home

Sexy yeast

■ Why fermentation is the latest cocktail craze

January 2019

Turning heads

■ The most innovative new products that are grabbing the world’s attention

Towering demand

■ Could the insatiable thirst for Japanese whisky be its undoing?

Eye spy

■ The drinks and bar trends to watch

December 2018

Blast off

■ Our world spirits report outlines the categories, brands and trends that will soar in 2019

Transparency in rum

■ The players challenging dishonesty in the world’s third-biggest spirits category

Design Masters

■ Assessing aesthetics and functionality in spirits design

November 2018

Giant leap

■ The bars set to light up the night sky in 2019

The road less travelled

■ Steven Soderbergh’s independent spirit

Aye, robot

■ Cutting-edge tech steps out from behind the bar