Bartenders’ top 10 Repeal Day cocktails

Celebrate the abolishment of the 18th Amendment in style this Repeal Day by sipping on one of these Prohibition-inspired cocktails

The week in pictures

In this week’s picture round-up, Hennessy welcomed a wealth of celebrity guests to the races, Latvia played host to an array of Riga Black Balsam cocktail creations, and SB made a bespoke Christmas cake gin with Half Hitch

Top 10 marketing campaigns in November 2016

Scotch whisky brand Bell’s recruited The IT Crowd actor Matt Berry for a tongue-in-cheek festive advert and Johnnie Walker “celebrated diversity” in the US with That ‘70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama

Unusual booze-filled Christmas gifts

Wondering what to buy for the eccentric spirits lover in your life this Christmas? For gin-filled Christmas baubles and boozy crackers, look no further than our guide of quirky gifts

Riga Black Balsam Cocktail Challenge in pictures

Top bartenders from around the world arrived in the Latvian capital of Riga last week to battle it out in the Riga Black Balsam Global Cocktail Challenge 2016

Karuizawa: A brand history

Japanese whisky distillery Karuizawa is spearheading the upper echelons of the secondary whisky market – The Spirits Business tells its story

The week in pictures

Winter is well and truly underway with cocktails served in baubles, festive canapés at a five-star hotel and the advent of a snug Scottish-themed terrace

Top 5 bars in… Washington DC

Despite its inherent association with the political elite, there’s nothing stuffy and bureaucratic about Washington DC’s thriving bar scene

Ten of the world’s craziest cocktails

Cocktails infused with amputated toes, colour-changing drinks and diamond garnishes – content agency Kaizen reveals 10 of the world’s weirdest concoctions

Top new spirits books for winter 2016

Lavish serves for literary ladies, a how-to guide on drinking French fluently and a celebration of cinematic cocktail moments – these are our top spirits books for winter 2016

Smith & Sinclair unveils sensory cocktail bar

Cocktail confectionery company Smith & Sinclair has launched a sensory cocktail pop-up bar in London, offering alcoholic dib dabs, ‘Christmas-infused’ vapours and edible perfume

Spirits Business TV

In celebration of the 60th running of the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury Racecourse, the Cognac house has launched a short film reflecting on the history of the race

With the US presidential election rousing heated debate across the world, Laphroaig has elected comedian Andy Daly to host a filibuster as part of its ongoing #OpinionsWelcome campaign

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