The week in pictures

This week saw the drinks world come together in celebration of St Patrick’s Day, Bacardi crown the UK winner of its Legacy Cocktail Competition and SB head to Chelsea for not one, but two rounds of The Global Spirits Masters

Which of these is the world’s best Margarita?

Patrón Tequila is on the hunt for the Margarita of the Year and has recruited a host of leading bartenders to mix up their own innovative twists on the classic cocktail

Confessions of a retailer: Vinmonopolet

Martin Tønder Smith, product manager at Vinmonopolet, sheds some light on Norway’s only spirits retailer, which must navigate a dark monopoly market

Maker’s Mark: a brand history

Beneath its distinctive layer of glossy red wax, Maker’s Mark was the original American craft whiskey. It may now be one of the category’s big brands, but it was no overnight success

Top five bars in… Shanghai, China

Mainland China’s most westernised city, Shanghai has a nightlife scene that offers karaoke bars, five-star hotels and speakeasies

Top spirits at the Summit of the Americas

Spirit brands are ready to showcase a broad assortment of new and existing products at the Summit of the Americas in Florida this week, as the show gears up for a second year in its new format

Top industry bars around the world

A city’s industry bar is the place bartenders can be found kicking back with a drink after work. SB asked five on-trade experts where they head post-shift

The week in pictures

It’s been a busy week in spirits – Chairman’s Reserve crowned the winner of its Mai Tai competition, Tales on Tour took over Puerto Rico and The Benevolent headed to London’s Natural History Museum for its annual charity ball

Stephen Teeling: ‘Global opportunity’ for Irish whiskey

When his family company was sold off in 2012, Stephen Teeling and his brother, Jack, set up on their own. Their decision has paid off, and Teeling Distillery has become one of the most exciting players in Irish whiskey

Top Irish pubs and bars around the world

The traditional Irish pub is known for its cosy surroundings, live music and warm hospitality, so it’s no surprise that its style is emulated all over the world. We present our pick of top Irish drinking dens across the globe

Unmissable spirits at ProWein 2019

Spirits will play an even greater role when ProWein returns for its 25th anniversary event this week. We highlight the brands to look out for in Düsseldorf

Hottest bar openings in February 2019

An all-day venue opened by Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders and a New York bar created to surprise the city’s imbibers both feature in our round-up of the hottest new bars to open in February

Label 5 creates city-inspired cocktails with bartenders

Blended Scotch whisky brand Label 5 has partnered with five bartenders to create new cocktails inspired by UK cities

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Jameson Irish whiskey has given a group of friends a “trip of a lifetime” with an expedition to Norway for St Patrick’s Day

Diageo has released a short film that examines gender balance in advertising for International Women’s Day

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