The week in pictures

In our latest week in pictures, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge revealed its winning team, Scotch brand Balvenie hosted a pop-up tour with six Aussie bartenders and SB held the first round in its 2020 Global Spirits Masters series

The producers reinventing brandy’s image

It may have been saddled with a fusty image for years, but thanks to a new generation of producers and bartenders who are championing it as an exciting cocktail ingredient, brandy might finally start to become hip

Top 50 innovative spirits launches of 2019: 40-31

A gin made with Pinot Noir grapes, a basil-infused limoncello and an American-Canadian hybrid whisky dominate the second chapter of our most innovative spirits launches list

Top 50 innovative spirits launches of 2019: 50-41

A herbal liqueur infused with cold brew coffee, a CBD-infused spirits collection and the UK’s “first” range of zero-ABV bottled cocktails all feature in the first instalment of our top 50 most innovative spirits launches of last year

Most exciting bar openings of 2019

From Europe to the Americas and as far afield as Asia, a swathe of bar openings have made a memorable impact on the industry over the last 12 months. SB rounds up its favourite new haunts to grace the on-trade

Not-to-be-missed spirits events in 2020

Calendars at the ready because there’s a jam-packed itinerary of unmissable spirits events already lined up for 2020. These are the ones worth noting

The Spirits Business Awards 2019 winners

In its inaugural year, The Spirits Business Awards shone a light on best practice in retailing, distribution, tourism, product development and sustainability – and bestowed a very special Lifetime Achievement Award. Here, we celebrate the 2019 winners

The week in pictures

In the first full working week since the festive break, Bulleit Bourbon sponsored the Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch and London Aussie restaurant Wander launched a campaign to support those affected by the Australian wildfires

SB’s most read stories of 2019

Cannabis, celebrity endorsements and Game of Thrones-themed whiskies were among the most attention-grabbing stories in the spirits sector last year. Here, we count down our most read online articles of 2019

The biggest spirits stories of 2019

The industry has faced many pressing issues in 2019 and The Spirits Business has been there to cover the news in detail. Here, we highlight the most important stories that made headlines in the past 12 months

Top 10 spirits launches in December 2019

A Scotch and Bourbon blend, a 60-year-old Dalmore whisky and a gin finished in ex-Ardbeg casks were among the top products that launched at the end of 2019

Top 10 spirits marketing moves in December

Some of the biggest marketing initiatives from the end of 2019 included a multi-million-pound Edinburgh Gin campaign, Talisker’s Atlantic rowing challenge and Jose Cuervo’s agave-based straws

New non-alcoholic alternatives for Dry January

As more producers seek to shake up the low- and no-alcohol market with new and innovative products, we present the latest zero-ABV offerings to join this fast-growing category

Spirits Business TV

Cognac brand Rémy Martin has launched a new global campaign, which is designed to celebrate “collaboration” and “shared values”

Blended Scotch whisky The Famous Grouse has launched a new advert for its Smoky Black expression to showcase its “darker and smokier side”

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