Top 50 innovative new spirits of 2018: 30-21

A Scotch barrel-finished Tequila, seaweed-flavoured bitters and Irish whiskey finished in Japanese mizunara oak: it’s the third instalment of our most innovative new spirits list

The week in pictures

Are you curious to learn who triumphed in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge? All will be revealed in our latest picture round-up, along with a behind-the-scenes look at Macallan’s new home

Mexico: Premium spirits have room for expansion

The Mexican spirits market is young, dynamic and growing, especially at the top end, which suggests the best could be yet to come

Top 50 innovative new spirits of 2018: 40-31

A vegan-friendly zero-abv ‘spirit’, an alcoholic beverage made from hemp milk and what is thought to be the world’s oldest Irish single malt dominate the second chapter of our most innovative spirits launches list

Top 50 innovative new spirits of 2018: 50-41

A Port Ellen-finished Japanese whisky, a peated barrel-aged gin and a rum matured in brandy casks all feature in the first instalment of our top 50 most innovative spirits launches of last year

The most exciting bar openings of 2018

London and New York may be praised as the leading lights of the cocktail world, but top-end mixology and hospitality are becoming increasingly international. SB highlights the top eight venues that opened last year

Cocktail Stories: Amaretto Sour

Some say the classics are sacred ground, but American bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler argues that the Amaretto Sour was crying out for an update

Not-to-be-missed spirits events in 2019

This year will be full of exciting events for members of the spirits industry. The Spirits Business offers a glance at the unmissable shows and festivals taking place in 2019

Analysis: New EU spirits regulations

The EU is nearing completion of an updated set of regulations that will govern the spirits industry. While many of the new rules have been welcomed by producers, The Spirits Business finds some of them are causing concern

The week in pictures

This week, American restaurant operator This & That Concepts honoured animated series Family Guy, SB sipped Tequila and mezcal in our first blind tasting of the year and Lil Wayne entered The Bumbu Room

The biggest spirits stories of 2018

Jaw-dropping auction prices, ambitious expansion plans and punitive Bourbon tariffs made for a dramatic year in the spirits world – we look back at the biggest stories to shake the sector in 2018

The Spirits Business’s Taste Masters 2018

Our 2018 Spirits Masters competitions highlighted the best drinks that the industry has to offer. We re-tasted some of the highest scoring expressions to select a list of revered Taste Masters

Hottest bar openings of December 2018

The world’s tallest gin, caviar and vodka bar, plus London’s first alcohol-free cocktail den feature in our round-up of the hottest new bars that opened in December

Spirits Business TV

Proximo Spirits-owned Bushmills has launched a new campaign in the US for its Red Bush Irish whiskey targeted at “the next generation of whiskey drinkers”

Bumbu Rum has released the second instalment of its online video series, The Bumbu Room, which stars rapper Lil Wayne answering questions about strippers, basketball and Michael Jackson

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