What’s on this weekend

Covering new bar openings, cocktail launches and a rum shack on a Scottish beach, here is our round up of the best events to keep you entertained this weekend

The producers shaking up Asian spirits

Asian spirits such as soju, shōchū and baijiu have been popular for centuries in their home countries. But now a new generation of overseas producers is getting in on the act and putting their own twist on the drinks

SB meets… Andy Gascoigne, Haworth Steam

The former rugby league player turned publican discusses his career off the pitch, opening his first venue and the creation of his sweet shop-inspired gins

Unmissable Irish whiskey distilleries to visit

From a coastal escape in County Cork to Dublin’s many distillery offerings, Ireland offers plenty of tours and experiences to satisfy any whiskey fan. Here, we look at eight sites that have reopened to visitors

Unmissable events at Tales of the Cocktail 2020

While Covid-19 may have scuppered plans to host Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, a full-to-the-brim schedule of online events awaits. Here, we highlight some the most intriguing seminars and events to take part in

What’s on this weekend

From bar openings and online masterclasses to the latest popups at London’s Cocktails in the City festival, here’s our pick of unmissable industry events this weekend

Cognac’s quest to communicate provenance

The producers of Cognac are happy to stress the provenance of their blends and single vintages as a way of attracting discerning consumers. But are they effectively getting their message across to customers? The Spirits Business investigates

Top 10 award-winning travel retail spirits

Competition is fierce in the global travel retail channel with plenty of high-quality and distinctive spirits on offer. We present the products that walked away with the top medals from our latest taste test

The Travel Retail Masters 2020 results

In our annual tasting the judges were filled with wonderment at what can be discovered in global travel retail. These were the products that scored the top medals

Top 10 award-winning vodkas

Vodka is back in the spotlight as producers create high-quality bottlings and flavourful expressions. We present some of the products that scored the top medals in our latest blind tasting

SB meets… Angus Lugsdin, Salcombe Distilling Co

The co-founder of English gin producer Salcombe Distilling Co discusses his collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Niall Keating, and the company’s plans to expand production and move into non-alcoholic ‘spirits’

The Vodka Masters 2020 results

This year’s entrants prove the vodka category is brimming with expressions that are full of all types of flavour. We present the medal winners from our latest taste test

What’s on this weekend

From grow-your-own garnish kits to a shower-themed karaoke series, we’ve listed the top events and activations to guarantee a fun-filled weekend

Spirits Business TV

Indonesian rum brand Nusa Caña has created a new video to highlights its origins on the island of Bali

Speyside distillery Glen Moray has expanded its “experimental” Elgin Curiosity range with the launch of a limited edition single malt matured in Madeira casks

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