The week in pictures

This week, the World’s Best Martini was crowned, rowers from around the world completed the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and Sailor Jerry celebrated the birthday of its namesake.

Latin American spirits could ‘sit alongside rum and Tequila’

While they may be popular in Latin America, pisco, cachaça and aguardiente brands are looking further afield in a bid to break out of their home countries. The Spirits Business speaks to industry experts about how the categories can go global

Premium spirits ‘remain strong’ in Latin America

Youthful, dynamic and somewhat unstable, Latin America offers international brand owners a volatile cocktail of risk and reward. Despite political upheaval, the sub-continent is a vibrant market for spirits

Top 50 innovative spirits launches of 2017: 40-31

A gin made with turkey breast, a mesquite wood-smoked Tequila and cask-aged akevitt dominate the second instalment of our most innovative spirits launches list

Top 50 innovative spirits launches of 2017: 50-41

Terroir-boasting vodka, barrel-aged absinthe, and the world’s most heavily peated whisky all feature in the first instalment of our top 50 most innovative spirits launches of last year

Top 10 most exciting bar openings of 2017

A sustainable drinks-led dining experience, a Cognac-focused cocktail bar and the Hong Kong outpost of Employees Only were among the hottest new bars to open around the world last year

Diageo GTR boss ‘sees opportunity’ for vodka and baijiu

Dayalan Nayager, managing director of global travel at Diageo, on coping with geopolitical upheavals, a reformatted business model and the potential he sees in vodka and baijiu

Unmissable spirits industry events in 2018

There’s a growing number of exciting trade fairs and festivals for bartenders and industry professionals to visit. Here, The Spirits Business highlights some of the most essential events that the spirits world has to offer in 2018

Campari America unveils ‘world’s first’ smart fridge magnet

Campari America has partnered with near-field communication expert Thinfilm to develop the ‘world’s first’ smart fridge magnet

The week in pictures

With January in full swing, the UK’s first ‘gin spa’ opened in Glasgow, detox menus launched across London and competitions around the world began seeking this year’s best new cocktails.

The particulars of cocktail pricing

With increasing rents and the cost of ingredients and staff only ever rising, bars are having to up their price lists. But how much is too much for a cocktail?

Crucible’s Stu Bale on pushing the boundaries of cocktail creativity

From pulling teeth out of corpses to serving Corpse Revivers in bars, Stu Bale’s career has not followed the straight and narrow. Having honed his skills with Tony Conigliaro, he is now the driving force behind the Crucible bartender workspace

Duck & Waffle’s Rich Woods urges bars to go green

As he follows his 24/7 London bar with a new ‘local’, Duck & Waffle’s Rich Woods tells SB about his new book, cocktails on tap and his novel approach to sustainable bartending

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Astral Tequila has launched its first creative campaign, called This Calls For Tequila, starring actor and pop culture icon Jonathan Goldsmith

New York rapper A$AP Ferg has collaborated with Hennessy on a new creative campaign and cocktail, which is exclusively available through home delivery service Cocktail Courier

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