The week in pictures

David Beckham, Snoop Dogg, glittering parties, cocktail competitions and tastings of extremely rare Scotch, it’s been a busy week for the spirits industry.

Is Eastern Europe ready to ditch local spirits?

Glimmers are emerging in the tough Eastern European market for global brands as consumers seem to be ditching their local pours. But is this a trend that will last

The Travel Retail Masters 2014 results

The exciting, high-tempo travel retail market has forged some fantastic spirits that left our judges at The Spirits Business’ Travel Retail Masters no less than very impressed

Hendrick’s: a brand history

Hendrick’s is happy to play the long game and with a strategy of patience and inventive marketing, has pioneered the super-premium gin category

The Vodka Masters 2014 results

Is vodka shedding its chameleon character in favour of flavour? Becky Paskin finds that the focus on neutrality is dying out in The Vodka Masters 2014

The world’s 10 most haunted bars

In celebration of Halloween we’ve listed the world’s most haunted bars full of ghoulish spectres, malevolent ghosts and downright terrifying occurrences

Top 5 bars in… Cape Town

Cape Town is becoming highly regarded as a hotbed for creative behind-the-bar talent, acting as a beacon for future star SA mixologists, as Barchick reveal

The week in pictures

A gin distillery pop-up, barrel aged cocktail launch, our very first Pre-Mixed Masters and a sweet offering to celebrate the Hindu festival of light all feature in our week in pictures

Are large distillers hijacking ‘craft’?

The term ‘craft’ has widespread marketing appeal, but with the absence of a legal definition, is the sector’s wholesome image being smeared by the big guns?

Top 10 most collectable Scotch whiskies

While distillers are investing heavily in increasing stocks of Scotch whisky, there’s continued soaring interest in historical and vintage expressions on the secondary market

Ten biggest moments in gin history

The storied history of gin has been shaped by many political, legal and cultural shifts such as the Prohibition Act to the global craft distilling boom

Spirits Business TV

Martini is targeting a new generation of consumers with the launch of a new cross-media global campaign

Diageo has launched the first TV advert for single grain Scotch whisky Haig Club, directed by Guy Ritchie and featuring David Beckham

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