Top 10 most unique whiskies sold at auction

A frequent fixture at auction houses across the world, investors have long possessed a taste for rare whisky. Online auction house Catawiki picks out 10 of the most unique and expensive expressions sold on the secondary market

Highland Park: a brand history

Hailing from the Orkney Islands in the far north of Scotland, Scotch whisky brand Highland Park turned to its Viking ancestry to entice consumers

Top 5 bars in… Oslo

It may be one of the most expensive places on earth, but dynamic Oslo has a lively bar scene that focuses on local ingredients and experimental cocktails. With young talent making their mark, it’s a city to ignore at one’s peril

The top 10 fastest declining spirits brands

As a million case-selling brand, navigating turbulent market conditions, consumer trends, and geopolitical and economic headwinds is no mean feat. Here, The Spirits Business rounds up the world’s fastest declining spirits brands

The top 10 fastest growing spirits brands

Indian whisky and vodka were among the speediest spirits to achieve impressive growth in 2016, but which brands experienced the most rapid success?

The week in pictures

This week in the spirits industry, Glenmorangie hosted golfing celebs at the British Open, Martini invited Formula One fans to Silverstone and Bombay Sapphire’s The Grand Journey returned to London

The top 10 ‘up-and-coming’ spirits brands

Spanning brandy, whisky, Tequila, rum and gin, these are the brands on the verge of breaking through that all-important million-case threshold

The top 10 spirits brands on social media

Promoting alcohol responsibly to the right audience with vivid and effective content can be logistically challenging to say the least. Which brands ruled the digital sphere and grew consumer loyalty in the process last year?

William Grant & Sons’ top industry trends

Premium spirits grew by 9.9% last year and now account for more than 11.7% of the UK spirits market, William Grant & Sons’ 2017 Market Report has revealed. Here are the consumer and trade trends driving the spirits industry in 2017

The world’s top 10 best-selling spirits brands

Global spirits volumes inched up 0.3% in 2016, according to IWSR data. But which brands were the biggest, and how did they fare?

The week in pictures

This week Martini hosted a star-studded bash ahead of the British Grand Prix, a Wimbledon-themed whisky pop-up landed in London’s Devonshire Square, and the search for Baileys Champion Dairy Cow returned to Ireland

Quintessential Brands appoints Ireland sales director

Bloom Gin owner Quintessential Brands has appointed Max Hayes as sales director of Quintessential Brands Ireland, as part of its international sales expansion plans

SB’s guide to Tales of the Cocktail 2017

The annual Tales of the Cocktail extravaganza is to return for its 15th incarnation – and this year’s event features a day-long examination of sustainability, alongside the signature in-depth talks and seminars

Spirits Business TV

As leaders in the gin category, The Glasshouse Project provides a platform for Bombay Sapphire to support the leaders in the world of mixology, broadening perspectives and sparking new ideas. Join global brand ambassador Raj Nagra and a host of industry experts from the sustainability, innovation and design sectors who lead inspiring and interactive learning sessions, all inherently linked to pushing the boundaries of cocktail creativity

Diageo has enlisted American actor Ted Danson to star in the latest instalment of its US marketing campaign for Smirnoff vodka, called Only the Best For Everyone

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