What’s on this weekend

Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we round up the top online events and workshops highlighting some of the industry’s boundary-breaking distillers

The rise of independent Scotch whisky bottlers

They may be anathema to Scotch producers when demand for single malts is high, but independent bottlers have proven themselves to be a dynamic force for good

The Rum Masters 2021 results

Having struggled to ascertain its premium credentials, rum is now coming into its own with an increase in the number of producers and expressions. As our taste test shows, quality is also on the rise

Drinks sector reacts to UK budget 2021

The UK budget set out a number of investments and measures to help the industry recover from the pandemic. The Spirits Business has assembled views from across the drinks sector to see if chancellor Rishi Sunak has done enough

The big interview: Cara Laing

As director of whisky and part of the third generation of family-owned Douglas Laing & Co, Cara Laing has a close affinity with the brand. She tells us how the pursuit of a career in vodka led her home to whisky and plans for Strathearn Distillery

A drink with… Ana Maria Romero, Mijenta

The maestra tequilera of Mijenta Tequila tells us about changing the category’s image and the importance of sustainability

Top 10 spirits launches in February 2021

A lower-ABV range from Grey Goose vodka, an alcohol-free Tanqueray and a new rum brand from Moët Hennessy made our pick of unmissable launches last month

What’s on this weekend

An online tasting of rare whiskies and Margarita-filled celebrations are among some of the top events to pack into your schedule this weekend

Tiffanie Barriere on fighting for diversity

Having turned an airport bar and restaurant into a destination venue, Tiffanie Barriere went freelance to focus on education, won a major TOTC award, and is fighting for recognition for marginalised communities

Top subscription services for gin fans

Gin is booming across the world with drinkers expanding their home collections with innovative and flavourful bottlings. Here, we present the subscription clubs bringing the best juniper spirits to your door

Irish Distillers fined €40,000 after employee death

Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers unit has been fined €40,000 (US$48,600) following an incident at its Cork warehouse that led to the death of a worker

English whisky distillery gains £4.6m

Work has begun on the construction of a new English whisky distillery and visitor centre in Northumberland following a £4.6 million (US$6.5m) investment

What’s on this weekend

As Tequila fans gear up to celebrate International Margarita Day, we’ve searched far and wide to find the top twists on the classic cocktail available for home delivery – one of which comes with a Margarita-flavoured pizza on the side

Spirits Business TV

A complaint that claimed a Laphroaig advert linked alcohol to sexual activity has not been upheld

Whether you’re looking for the perfect present or something special to ring in the new year, in part one of our Christmas video series we bring you five award-winning Scotch whiskies to offer some festive gift inspiration

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