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

September 2019

TFWA World Exhibition & Conference

The spirits brands and events that are not to be missed at the world’s foremost show for duty free professionals

Travel retail analysis

The global travel retail market is in a unique position to capture the attention of billions of consumers, but challenges lie ahead

CBD in drinks

As the legalisation of cannabis continues, so too do the questions around its relationship with spirits

August 2019

Heaven Scent

With a host of influential bartenders launching creative new products, the category is taking an exciting turn

Sweet Spot

Limoncello is aiming to appeal to a new generation of imbibers by highlighting artisanal production and natural ingredients

Design Detectives

Closures manufacturers are leading the way in combatting counterfeiting with inventive solutions

July 2019

Paint it Pink

Will the astonishing rise of pink and flavoured brands hinder the gin category in the future?

Tales to Tell

The best events and seminars taking place at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans

The Gin Masters

A team of expert judges tasted more than 300 gins to discover the top expressions on the market

June 2019

Roar Power

Our latest Masters competition highlighted excellence in Scotch whisky

Starring Role

Exploring a new age of celebrity endorsement in drinks

Brand Champions

SB’s annual ranking and analysis of the world’s best-selling 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