Top 10 chocolate spirits for Easter

Easter and its accompanying long weekend will soon be upon us, and while chocolate eggs offer traditional indulgence, the spirits fan might prefer one of these decadent chocolate-flavoured bottlings

Top 10 limited edition Scotch launches

Limited edition Scotch whiskies frequently send shock waves through the drinks industry due to their rarity, high price and age, making them coveted items for status chasers across the globe

Key whisky trends for the future

The world has yet to end its love affair with whisky and the spirit’s golden era remains in full swing, but which trends are set to further entice consumers in the future?

The week in pictures

The week in pictures has gone all exotic this time round, from cachaça launch parties with Brazilian dancers to an inaugural competition from a Colombian rum

Ten of the world’s oldest distilleries

The historical roots of distilleries around the world are somewhat muddied, but these 10 sites are generally thought to be some of the oldest distilleries in the world

Has flavoured vodka run its course?

Figures suggest wacky flavours like cupcake and whipped cream have begun to cannibalise the US vodka market. But is the party is over for flavoured vodka?

The 10 biggest spirits trademark battles

The business of spirits trademarking can be a hotly controversial arena, with multi-million pound infringement lawsuits launched on a regular basis

Hottest bar openings in March 2014

A host of scintillating new establishments burst onto the international bar scene last month – from Myanmar to Melbourne – as BarChick discovers.

The future of grain whisky

Could single grain really become as popular as single malt or blended Scotch? Now that William Grant is joined by Diageo (and David Beckham) in the race to establish the category, it could happen sooner than you think

Is ‘mixologist’ a pretentious job title?

While some members of the on-trade see the title of mixologist as a sign of skill and experience, others see it as pretentious and unnecessary – we put the question to two debaters

The week in pictures

Vaporised gin, a lively cocktail masterclass, an art gallery exhibition and April Fools’ Day pranks have made for what can only be described as an interesting spirits industry week

Spirits Business TV

From the imaginative to the action-packed, sentimental to the downright hilarious, here’s our pick of the 10 most popular spirits commercials to be released in the past year

Beam Inc has launched an ad for its Jim Beam Bourbon starring Mila Kunis after announcing the Hollywood actress would front the brand’s ‘Make History’ campaign

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