Wenneker Swizzle Masters Blood and Sand finalists

The final heat of The Wenneker Swizzle Masters 2017 gave bartenders the task of creating the classic Scotch serve Blood and Sand, which takes its name from Rudolph Valentino’s 1922 silent film

Top tips from travelling bartenders

From one-night pop-ups to full-on residencies, a semi-nomadic lifestyle is commonplace among established bartenders – here, 10 seasoned travellers share their tips for bartending abroad

Top picks for London Cocktail Week 2017

London Cocktail Week returns to Old Spitalfields Market next month, and this year’s event is set to be bigger than ever. SB highlights 10 events with the trade in mind

Glen Moray’s 120th anniversary in pictures

In celebration of its 120th anniversary, Glen Moray invited journalists to its Speyside home for two days of tours, tastings, talks and general merriment

The week in pictures

A glamorous week for the spirits industry – Grey Goose created cocktails for the Toronto International Film Festival, Sailor Jerry unveiled a virtual-reality tattoo parlour at Bestival, and Beefeater’s Desmond Payne celebrated 50 years as a master distiller

Negrita: a brand history

Relatively unknown in the UK and yet to crack the States, Negrita has broken the million-case barrier and has sales in more than 100 markets. The Spirits Business traces the story of the ‘friendly’ Caribbean rum

Top 5 bars in… Frankfurt

While Frankfurt has a reputation of being something of a stuffy business city, dig a little deeper and you’ll find exciting bars and restaurants aplenty, all offering creative takes on favourite drinks

Diageo reveals full details of 2017 Special Releases

Diageo’s annual Special Releases is one of the great teases in the spirits world – following the revelation of the drams in the 2017 line-up, we bring you their prices and tasting notes

The week in pictures

What a week it’s been – grime artist Stormzy won the Copper Dog Solo Artist of The Year Award, the owner of Tel Aviv’s first cocktail bar took up residency in London, and SB hosted The Vodka Masters and The Travel Retail Masters

The top 10 best value for money luxury spirits

Though the concept of luxury is hardly synonymous with the dictionary definition of ‘value’, no-one likes to be ripped off – especially if big bucks are at stake. Our round-up ensures the liquid in the bottle is worth its hefty price tag

Hottest bar openings in August 2017

From a Jamaican drinking den with a focus on island-inspired drinks and reggae rhythms to a 1920s Prohibition-style bar disguised as a pharmacy – here are 10 of the hottest bar openings in August 2017

Top 10 spirits launches in August 2017

Smoky flavours reigned supreme in last month’s top spirits releases, which include a four-strong Mezcal series, a mesquite wood-smoked Tequila, and what is thought to be the world’s most heavily peated single malt whisky

Top 10 spirits marketing campaigns in August 2017

Last month in spirits marketing vodka brand Reyka helped consumers climb virtual reality glaciers, Bacardi marked National Rum Day in the States, and Amarula continued its conservation push with a new campaign

Spirits Business TV

Join global brand ambassador Raj Nagra and a host of industry experts who lead inspiring and interactive learning sessions, all inherently linked to pushing the boundaries of cocktail creativity

Diageo has enlisted American actor Ted Danson to star in the latest instalment of its US marketing campaign for Smirnoff vodka, called Only the Best For Everyone

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