Bacardi rum extends flavours with Mango Fusion
Bacardi has increased its footprint in the flavoured rum market with the release of a mango-flavoured variant in the US
UK alcohol consumption drops 18% in 10 years
Alcohol consumption in the UK has declined by 18% compared to 10 years ago, hitting a 23-year low overall, new figures reveal
Morrisons slapped on wrists for ‘irresponsible’ ad
A complaint against an advertisement for UK supermarket Morrisons promoting its spirits collection during children’s nursery rhymes on YouTube has been upheld
Jack Daniel’s releases first barrel aged rye
Jack Daniel’s has advanced its foray into the rye whiskey category with the launch of limited edition Jack Daniel’s Rested Tennessee Rye
Diageo offers £1.13bn to increase USL stake
Diageo has launched a bid of £1.13 billion to increase its controlling stake in United Spirits, a deal which could see it own 55% of shares in the Indian company
Wild Geese launches campaign against Bacardi
The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey has launched an online campaign against Bacardi in response to the alleged trademark infringement of the latter’s Untameable marketing campaign
Scotch whisky gets registered trademark in Oz
Scotch whisky has been given a registered trademark in Australia as the industry continues its fight against the counterfeit market
Top 10 chocolate spirits for Easter
Easter and its accompanying long weekend will soon be upon us, and while chocolate eggs offer traditional indulgence, the spirits fan might prefer one of these decadent chocolate-flavoured bottlings
Top 10 limited edition Scotch launches
Limited edition Scotch whiskies frequently send shock waves through the drinks industry due to their rarity, high price and age, making them coveted items for status chasers across the globe
Key whisky trends for the future
The world has yet to end its love affair with whisky and the spirit’s golden era remains in full swing, but which trends are set to further entice consumers in the future?
The week in pictures
The week in pictures has gone all exotic this time round, from cachaça launch parties with Brazilian dancers to an inaugural competition from a Colombian rum
Ten of the world’s oldest distilleries
The historical roots of distilleries around the world are somewhat muddied, but these 10 sites are generally thought to be some of the oldest distilleries in the world
Has flavoured vodka run its course?
Figures suggest wacky flavours like cupcake and whipped cream have begun to cannibalise the US vodka market. But is the party is over for flavoured vodka?
The 10 biggest spirits trademark battles
The business of spirits trademarking can be a hotly controversial arena, with multi-million pound infringement lawsuits launched on a regular basis
Hottest bar openings in March 2014
A host of scintillating new establishments burst onto the international bar scene last month – from Myanmar to Melbourne – as BarChick discovers.
The future of grain whisky
Could single grain really become as popular as single malt or blended Scotch? Now that William Grant is joined by Diageo (and David Beckham) in the race to establish the category, it could happen sooner than you think
Is ‘mixologist’ a pretentious job title?
While some members of the on-trade see the title of mixologist as a sign of skill and experience, others see it as pretentious and unnecessary – we put the question to two debaters
The week in pictures
Vaporised gin, a lively cocktail masterclass, an art gallery exhibition and April Fools’ Day pranks have made for what can only be described as an interesting spirits industry week
Spirits Business TV
From the imaginative to the action-packed, sentimental to the downright hilarious, here’s our pick of the 10 most popular spirits commercials to be released in the past year
Beam Inc has launched an ad for its Jim Beam Bourbon starring Mila Kunis after announcing the Hollywood actress would front the brand’s ‘Make History’ campaign