William Grant & Sons’ top consumer trends

William Grant & Sons has identified a new type of spirits drinker – ‘the active-ist consumer’ – in its latest Market Report, in which the group expounds a number of trends driving purchasing decisions in the UK

The week in pictures

This week saw the launch of the Back to the Roots cocktail competition in the US, Orkney Distillery open its doors in Kirkwall and BenRiach’s Rachel Barrie awarded an honorary doctorate

Top eight best-selling liqueur brands

Liqueurs are recovering from stagnant sales as growing interest in cocktails and low-alcohol options give a much needed boost to the category. Here, we present its best-selling brands

Top seven best-selling global gin brands

Consumers around the world continue to show a real thirst for gin with a number of international brands leading the category’s growth last year. But which are the biggest sellers? 

Unmissable events at Tales of the Cocktail 2018

Tales of the Cocktail will be staged for the 16th time this month. With scores of seminars and other events it can be a confusing task to decide which to attend. Never fear, The Spirits Business has scoped out the cream of the crop

Top six best-selling Tequila brands

The Tequila category is flourishing with big companies buying up smaller brands for billions of dollars. We present the brands at the top of the volume ladder

The top 10 best-selling rum brands

Overall growth for the world’s third biggest spirit category may have been marginal last year, but there’s excitement to be found among rum’s largest producers. SB looks at how the big players are performing

International spirits ‘back on the rise in China’

Extravagant gifting may be a thing of the past in China, but a new consumer landscape offers a more stable and level playing field for international brands

The week in pictures

This week reminded the spirits industry that not all heroes wear capes, rum deserves to be celebrated and Patrón knows how to be Chic

Nightjar launches new art-inspired cocktail menu

Award-winning London bar Nightjar has unveiled a new cocktail menu featuring drinks inspired by the arts and crafts philosophy between 1880 and 1920

The top 10 best value-for-money gin brands

From super-premium serves to cask-aged expressions, there is a wide variety of gins to suit every budget. We round up the best value-for-money brands on the market

The Gin Masters 2018 results

You might think that with the explosion in the number of gin brands on the market, quality may have dropped as producers fight for attention. Our competition showed the opposite is true, with great tipples across the board

Hottest new bar openings in June 2018

As the UK basked in record breaking temperatures, June seemed to be the perfect time to open a rooftop bar or summer terrace. In fact, nations around the world celebrated summer with a host of new venues for imbibers to enjoy

Spirits Business TV

Single malt whisky producer The Balvenie has released the final series of The Craftsmen’s Dinner, hosted by Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr

Islay Scotch whisky distillery Lagavulin has released the latest instalment in its My Tales of Whisky series for Father’s Day, starring actor and writer Nick Offerman

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