Soho’s Swift bar revamps classic cocktail list

London cocktail bar Swift has reinvented its classic cocktail list with ‘retro’ flavours and lesser-known ingredients such as Armagnac and mezcal

Top 5 bars in… Madrid

Spain’s capital, Madrid, is the jewel in the country’s nightlife scene, with bars to suit all tastes. SB stays up late – very late – to experience what the city has to offer the discerning drinker

Jim Beam: a brand history

America’s powerhouse Bourbon brand has been around for a long time and, as The Spirits Business discovers, it shows little sign of slowing down

Should bars use sex to sell cocktails?

We all know that sex sells but what happens when bars and their cocktails cross a line? SB asks industry leaders whether more stringent marketing restrictions are needed in the on-trade

Punch Room creates historical cocktail menu

The Punch Room at The London Edition hotel has launched the second volume in its ‘The Five’ menu, said to “celebrate the illustrious history” of Punch cocktails

The week in pictures

This week, Bourbon brand Jim Beam filled its 15 millionth barrel, Kellogg’s made a range of cereal-inspired cocktails and The Spirits Business hosted its inaugural Spirited show in London

Japanese whisky producers tackle ‘unconstrained demand’

Consumer thirst for rare whisky stocks, a resurgence in the domestic market and a hit television series have contributed to “unconstrained demand” for Japanese whisky. SB speaks to leading brands on how they are managing capacity limitations

Unconventional Irish whiskeys for St Patrick’s Day

Whether you’re celebrating with family or friends this Paddy’s Day, what better way to toast the patron saint of Ireland than with a glass of one of these adventurous Irish whiskeys

Top spirits exhibitors at ProWein 2018

ProWein may be one of the world’s biggest wine shows, but the number of spirits brands exhibiting there is increasing, with a focus on craft

ELLC branches out into other spirits categories

East London Liquor Company has moved into brandy production and plans to launch its inaugural whiskies in the next year

Unmissable exhibitors at Summit of the Americas 2018

The IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas and the Asutil Conference have morphed into the Summit of the Americas. The Spirits Business looks at what’s in store for visitors to this year’s new-look event in Orlando

The week in pictures

This week, the drinks industry celebrated its inspirational women, Havana Club launched a new immersive experience and SB hosted the latest round of its Global Spirits Masters competition

SWA chief sees ‘opportunity’ in Brexit for Scotch

With the UK’s withdrawal from the EU looming, Scotland bringing in minimum unit pricing, and duty on spirits remaining high, can the new chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association beat the odds and guarantee success?

Spirits Business TV

Whisky writer Dave Broom is seeking to raise £40,000 (US$56k) through a crowdfunding campaign to film a new documentary on whisky and Scottish culture

Diageo-owned spiced rum brand Captain Morgan has partnered with grime star Lady Leshurr for a campaign and music video that promotes responsible drinking

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