Top 5 bars in… Kyoto, Japan

Far more than a whisky drinker’s heaven, Japan is home to some of the world’s most dynamic cocktail scenes – and Kyoto is among the best. The Spirits Business explores what’s on offer

Dandelyan unveils ‘guilty pleasures’ menu

London’s Dandelyan has launched its new cocktail menu, The Vices of Botany, which focuses on “exploitation, escapism and guilty pleasures” – SB takes a look at the creative offering

Wenneker Swizzle Masters Rum Punch finalists 2017

The Spirits Business celebrated the return of the revamped Wenneker Swizzle Masters cocktail competition by asking bartenders to craft a cracking rum punch

Top 10 most collectible Scotch brands of 2016

Sellers are becoming “more confident” in placing high value bottles at auction, which in turn generates increased buyer interest, according to RW101’s Collectors’ Index for 2016

The week in pictures

A star-studded week for the spirits industry saw Grey Goose create cocktails for the BAFTA after-party, Usain Bolt let his hair down with Patrón in Monaco, and London bar The Gibson unveil its new “outlandish” drinks list

The most iconic bar scenes in movie history

Some of the greatest moments in cinematic history have been filmed with a boozy backdrop – SB rounds up a selection of the most distinctive bars to feature on the big screen

Top new spirits books for spring 2017

Donald Trump-inspired cocktails, a crash course in whisky distilling and top tips for hosting the perfect soirée – we recommend a selection of spirits books for spring 2017

The Gibson revamps classic cocktail list

Globally acclaimed London bar The Gibson has unveiled a new cocktail menu featuring “outlandish” ingredients, such as lion’s mane mushrooms and marshmallow tea

Fernet-Branca: A brand history

Fernet-Branca began life in an apothecary jar before becoming a long-time collaborator with cola – The Spirits Business traces the brand’s fascinating story

Top 10 most investible Scotch brands of 2016

As Scotch whisky’s value sales continue to soar, we round up the 10 distilleries that offered the best return on investment last year using RW101’s latest Investors’ Index

The week in pictures

This week NYC’s BlackTail enjoyed its “first-ever” residency, Diageo held a whisky tasting ahead of International Scotch Day and Tullamore Dew brought its Dew & A Brew campaign to London

Spirits Business TV

Pernod Ricard-owned Scotch whisky brand Chivas Brothers has enlisted Hollywood actor Javier Bardem for the latest instalment in its Win the Right Way campaign

After recently acquiring Fabrica de Tequilas Finos, Amber Beverage Group releases a video exploring its new distillation facilities where 20 brands, including KAH Tequila, are made

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