The week in pictures

Exclusive whisky launches steeped in history, seasonal cocktail menu overhauls, TV appearances and a carnival spirit have all made the cut for this week in pictures

The Global Brandy Masters 2015 results

Casting aside memories of market tumult, our judges set out to reward the best brandies on the world stage and discovered gems aplenty

The Global Cognac Masters 2015 results

In what proved to be one of the most medal-laden Masters competitions The Spirits Business has ever hosted, our judges were full of praise for the high quality pours coming out Cognac

Top 10 spirits marketing campaigns in August

A combative ad from Captain Morgan White Rum, festival celebrations and a Rugby World Cup giveaway were among the most innovative spirits marketing campaigns launched last month

Top 10 spirit launches in August 2015

A Scotch whisky inspired by Japan, asparagus-infused gin and spicy vodka that pays homage to the Northern Lights are among the spirits industry’s most interesting new products

Top vodka cocktails around the world

Showing two fingers to those who doubt the relevance of vodka in contemporary cocktail culture, Tyler Wetherall speaks to the bartenders putting the spirit centre stage

The week in pictures

In this week’s picture round-up we’ll update you on when music maestro Ellie Goulding joined Mahiki at V Festival and Jim Beam celebrated some Bourbon legends

Pernod Ricard’s top brands in 2014/15

While a significant number of Pernod Ricard’s key brands reported flat or declining sales in 2014/15, some labels managed to claw back growth

Top 10 spirits ageing innovations

As Suntory launches its whiskies into space to age on-board the International Space Station, we take a look at which other producers and entrepreneurs have taken innovative steps in spirits maturation

Vodka’s performance in six key markets

Vodka may be hot stuff in some of the world’s emerging markets, but in its established haunts, the spirit must evolve to reignite sales

The week in pictures

Boozy sorbets, asparagus munching, whisky-containing ice sculptures and another Swizzle heat have all made for an eventful week in the world of spirits

Spirits Business TV

William Grant & Sons invited international bartenders to spend a week at Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery to learn about the creation of Hudson Bourbon – take a look at what they got up to

Rémy Cointreau has released its first webisode under the guidance of new creative director Laetitia Casta

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