Dead Rabbit founders: ‘NYC is the city of opportunity’

The duo behind The Dead Rabbit and BlackTail on their ascent to the top of the bartending world and plans to open a third venue in New York City

Sheffield bar creates menu that doubles as city map

Sheffield cocktail bar Picture House Social has launched its latest drinks list, which doubles as a map of the bar team’s favourite places across the city

Top 5 bars in… Austin, Texas

Austin may have a worldwide reputation as one of the best cities for live music in the US, but its cocktail scene has become a real talking point in recent times, boosted by an influx of talented bartenders

Beefeater: a brand history

As the quintessential London Dry gin, Beefeater has stayed true to its roots as the only big gin brand left in town. The Spirits Business traces its history

Unmissable spirits exhibitors at Vinexpo Hong Kong

This year’s Vinexpo Hong Kong will see a greater number of spirits brands than ever before, reflecting developing drinks trends in Asia.

Confessions of a retailer: Celtic Whiskey Shop

Free tastings help get customers through the door, but it’s the brilliant staff that keep them coming back, believes the managing director of Dublin’s Celtic Whiskey Shop

The week in pictures

This week Diageo Reserve announced the finalists of its World Class GB competition, Warner Edwards gin unveiled plans for its RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden and Martini hosted the first in a series of spin classes

Boundary-breaking whiskies for World Whisky Day

Barrel experimentation, category-defying hybrids and an abundance of flavours – we look at a number of boundary-breaking offerings ahead of World Whisky Day (19 May)

Germany: Craft spirits have ‘untapped potential’

It may be one of the biggest markets in Europe, but Germany has a conservative drinking culture, with tried and tested brands being favoured. A spirit of adventure, however, is slowly starting to permeate the country

Duck & Waffle unveils veggie-inspired cocktail menu

Leading London bar Duck & Waffle is marking National Vegetarian Week with the launch of a veggie-inspired cocktail menu, called Drink Your Greens

The richest spirits barons in the UK

The family behind Glenfiddich maker William Grant & Sons remains the wealthiest in the UK spirits industry, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2018

Vodka’s performance in six key markets

The king of white spirits has suffered a tumultuous few years, but pockets of growth are emerging. The Spirits Business assesses the state of vodka in key markets around the world

The week in pictures

Over the past week Grey Goose raised a glass to the world of cinema, Pimms hosted its inaugural Wedding Dash and SB headed to London’s Dandelyan for its collaboration with Swedish bar Svartklubb

Spirits Business TV

Diageo’s blended Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker is set to become a White Walker from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones this autumn

Grey Goose vodka has recruited actor Jamie Foxx to host a nine-part online series that delves into the “brilliant imaginations of some of the biggest names in film”

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