The week in pictures

This week in the world of spirits, the Ardgowan Distillery lent a hand to a pair of Antarctic explorers, the final of our 2017 Wenneker Swizzle Masters put judges through their paces, and Sailor Jerry teamed up with a punk rock band

Have we reached peak gin?

The explosion in the number of gin brands has taken the industry by storm. Now consumers, lured in by the taste of London Dry, are expanding their horizons and exploring other styles

Top bars to visit in Africa and Middle East in 2018

Africa boasts a host of classy and creative bars, especially in South Africa, while the Middle East is similarly pushing the cocktail envelope. By James Lawrence

Top Asia Pacific bars to visit in 2018

The diverse cities of Asia Pacific are united in their approach to making innovative and exciting cocktail experiences, writes Luke McCarthy

Top Americas bars to visit in 2018

As the craft cocktail movement has taken off in the Americas, so the scene has matured. Tyler Wetherall takes us on a tour of the new kids on the block

Top European bars to visit in 2018

London may be the heart of Europe’s cocktail culture, but the continent boasts a bounty of vibrant and exciting bars and bartenders

The week in pictures

This week in the spirits industry, Jägermeister hosted a gig in sub-zero temperatures, Havana Club celebrated the best of Cuban culture, and Naked Grouse gave bartenders the chance to explore their ‘naked selves’

Craft spirits in Scotland could be ‘game changer’

In Scotland, it looks like the incredible boom in small craft gin producers is set to spill over into other spirits, such as whisky

Ballantine’s single malt distilleries in pictures

To mark the launch of the new Ballantine’s single malt series, Chivas Brothers invited journalists to its Speyside home for tastings and a tour of its Glenburgie and Glentauchers distilleries

The top 10 best value for money speciality and pre-mixed drinks

The continuing popularity of the after-work apéritif and the rise of at-home cocktail-making indicates a bright future for speciality and pre-mixed drinks. SB presents the best value for money expressions on the market

The Speciality and Pre-Mixed Masters 2017 results

Speciality spirits such as vermouth and absinthe came into focus in one of our latest Masters competitions, and the increasingly popular Pre-Mixed expressions were the subject of a second

The top 10 best value for money liqueurs

As enthusiasm for cocktails translates into at-home consumption, liqueur brands are finally beginning to step out of the shadows. We round up the best value for money expressions on the market.

The Liqueur Masters 2017 Results

An essential part of a bartender’s cocktail-making armoury, there is a growing excitement for liqueurs among the on- and off-trade. As our Masters competition shows, this is for good reason

Spirits Business TV

Cognac producers and negociants have collaborated with the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) to create a new brand identity for the Cognac appellation

Diageo has launched a 60-second film for single grain Scotch whisky Haig Club as part of a new responsible drinking campaign starring David Beckham

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