Diageo Reserve World Class 2014 in pictures

Diageo Reserve World Class 2014 has crowned its victor after a week-long final of challenges, seminars and dramatic eliminations – here’s a look at the final in pictures

The week in pictures

Diageo World Class has dominated the spirits industry this week, but among the many challenges taking place across London, there have also been salsa nights, secret speakeasy soirees and celebrity sightings

Diageo’s fastest growing brands in 2013

While Diageo reported a sales decline of £1.1bn today, its spirits sales were “broadly flat”, with pockets of success in its leading brands, some of which grew faster than their relative markets

Top 10 spirit launches in July 2014

Among our list of the top 10 spirit launches in July 2014 is Glenmorangie’s most expensive whisky, a liqueur dedicated to famous literary sisters, and a vodka/Cognac hybrid

Ten of the world’s strongest spirits

High strength spirits have appeared as a prominent trend in the spirits industry, but some of these world’s strongest spirits test the limits of human consumption

The world’s most loved distillery mousers

Little attention is paid to the small but significant role cats play in the spirits industry. We attempt to rectify this by naming the world’s most loved distillery mousers

The week in pictures

Sean “Diddy” Combs posted a series of cryptic pictures on his Instagram account this week about a new pineapple-flavoured Ciroc vodka, while several spirit pop-up made the most of the week’s heat wave

Ten of the world’s most expensive Cognacs

Cognac is a spirit category commonly associated with ostentatious elegance and wealth – but which are the most expensive bottles in the world?

Top 10 Tequilas for National Tequila Day

We make the process of buying a bottle to celebrate National Tequila Day tomorrow a little less daunting by rounding up the top 10 Tequilas recognised at our Tequila Masters 2014

Highlights from Tales of the Cocktail

Tales of the Cocktail is over for another year, but the memories of flash mobs, llamas and crooning cocktail legends will certainly stick around for some time yet

Is alcoholism a problem among bartenders?

The murky issue of alcoholism in the on-trade is nothing short of contentious, but is over-consumption still an issue among today’s professional bartenders?

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Hollywood actor Jude Law can be seen showing off his dance moves in a new short film for Johnnie Walker Blue Label directed by Ridley Scott’s son

William Grant & Sons’ has hired former environmental activist Han Shan as its new US brand ambassador for Hudson Whiskey following a public competition

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