The rum brands to watch in 2015

Rum is casting off its party image with super-premium and sipping expressions, but will the strategy work to win consumers over, and which brands will succeed? We pick our rum brands and trends to watch in 2015

The week in pictures

While one boxing champion turns his hand to cocktail making, London Underground was taken over by vodka and a basil gin made its way to Mexico – here’s your weekly roundup of spirits industry events

The Cognac and brandy brands to watch in 2015

Luxury Cognac companies were caught unawares by growth declines, but it’s not all doom and gloom for the category as we pick three promising brands and trends to watch in 2015

The world whisky brands to watch in 2015

Ireland, the US, India, Japan and even Europe, the spirits industry has been inundated with top quality world whiskies of late, so we’ve picked three brands and trends worth watching in 2015

Middle East is ‘polarised market’ for spirits

While the Middle East is currently marked by strife and conflict, its great contradiction is its potential for spirits businesses, both in the high-end market and at entry-level

The Scotch brands to watch in 2015

Only time will tell if Scotch whisky can claw back sales after a year of decline, but which will be the three brands worth keeping an eye on in 2015?

Confessions of a spirits retail buyer: Royal Mile Whiskies

Arthur Motley, sales and purchasing director for Edinburgh-based retailer Royal Mile Whiskies, discusses the importance of helping inexperienced customers and his high hopes for Armagnac

The vodka brands to watch in 2015

Will the flavour phenomenen continue to thrive or will consumers return to more classic expressions? We select the vodka brands and trends to watch in 2015

The week in pictures

Exclusive Scotch whisky tastings, flair bartending, a dedicated Bulleit Bourbon bar and a Martini dispensing invention all feature in our week in pictures

Hotel bars are now leading cocktail culture

Hotel bars across the board are throwing away their stuffiness and insularity in favour of standing as the pinnacle of cocktail craftsmanship

Photos: The Spirits Masters Lunch 2014

Last week’s Spirits Masters Lunch, held at Kensington Roof Gardens in London was a spectacular affair, as our photo gallery from the event attests

Spirits Business TV

Edgerton Pink Gin founder Martin Edgerton Gill talks to The Spirits Business about the brand’s growth and the launch of the inaugural Edgerton Pink Gin Masters

William Grant & Sons has released its first Drambuie TV advert since acquiring the Scotch whisky liqueur brand earlier this year

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