The week in pictures

It was a busy week in spirits, as Black Cow Vodka crowned the winner of its Gold Cup cocktail competition, the May Fair Bar created cocktails in honour of Marilyn Monroe and Jameson sent its Bow St site on a world tour

Innovation and classic cocktails drive vermouth’s revival

Vermouth is enjoying a resurgence, and Italian producers have banded together to ensure quality remains paramount. The Spirits Business looks at how a perfect storm of consumer trends means the time is ripe for the category to truly take of

Top 10 award-winning spirits in travel retail

Shoppers are spoilt for choice in travel retail with an abundance of high-quality spirits available at every price point. We present a selection of award-winning bottlings from our recent blind-tasting competition

Chase Distillery: a brand history

Having started a game-changing company with his Tyrrells crisps brand, William Chase then launched a vodka business, again with potatoes at its heart. Now Chase Distillery is aiming to become the cream of the crop

Pink gin kicking up a storm

The astonishing rise of pink and flavoured brands is introducing the gin category to enthusiastic new audiences. But could the trend that is boosting the spirit also be its downfall?

Top 10 award-winning vodkas

When it comes to vodka, producers are taking cues from gin and using natural ingredients to create high-quality, flavourful expressions. We present award-winning bottlings from our recent blind-tasting competition

The week in pictures

In our latest picture round-up, see what Bacardi got up to at the Seven Peaks Music Festival, find out which gin brand was on hand at the Fleabag VIP party and discover why Manchester’s Spinningfields Square was full of circus performers

The Travel Retail Masters 2019 results

Travel retail is a captivating place for new brands, which are prompting established players to up their games. With so many expressions in the market, our annual Travel Retail Masters assessed whether quality remains high

The Vodka Masters 2019 results

Vodka’s resurgence – led by a focus on quality and terroir – has seen a wave of brands release exciting expressions. Our annual Masters competition highlights which ones to look out for

Hottest bar openings in August 2019

As the summer weather scorched the northern hemisphere, imbibers were treated to a host of exciting new venues in which to sip and savour refreshing serves

Confessions of a retailer: JAK’s Beer Wine Spirits

Lynn Coulthard, the head wine and spirits buyer for JAK’s in Canada, talks about raiding her parents’ liquor cabinet and making spirits sales fun again

Top 10 spirits launches in August 2019

The tail end of summer saw a host of new products enter the market, including a 40-year-old single malt from a silent distillery, a new Tequila brand from one of the Jonas Brothers and a Downton Abbey-inspired spirits range

Maison Ferrand: a brand history

Having taken a chance on an ailing Cognac company, Maison Ferrand’s Alexandre Gabriel has always forged his own path, creating spirits that speak of terroir. The Spirits Business meets “a simple farmer with good timing”

Spirits Business TV

Pernod Ricard’s Havana Club rum has launched a documentary as part of its collaboration with Amsterdam fashion house Daily Paper

Diageo’s blended Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker is set to launch two limited edition Game of Thrones-themed expressions, called A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire

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