Meet the Masters of the Quaich 2016

Exclusive international Scotch whisky society Keepers of the Quaich has bestowed the rare and revered privilege of Master of the Quaich upon five new members this year. Allow SB to introduce you…

The week in pictures

This week Tom Cruise demonstrated his flairtending skills live on TV, Prince Charles sipped drams at the Isle of Harris distillery, and the world’s largest Piña Colada set a new world record

Top tips for fledgling spirits brands

Adam Spiegel, owner and distiller of Sonoma County Distillery Company, took to the stage at the Craft Distilling Expo in East London to share his knowledge with aspiring spirits brand owners

Top luxury cocktail bars in the travel sector

From an Agatha Christie-inspired concoction on the Orient Express to an exclusive hangout at 40,000 feet, travel can now offer great new drinking experiences

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2017 winners

Assessing thousands of whiskies across all categories each year, Jim Murray has named what he deems to be the finest expressions in the world. SB presents the spirits claiming the top spots in the Whisky Bible 2017

Top 10 best value for money travel retail spirits

The travel retail sector is compelling, competitive, and free from traditional preconceptions – from luxury limited editions to value bargains, we present the best value bottlings in the channel

The week in pictures

In just one action packed week we’ve sipped cocktails in a secret garden, judged three Masters and marvelled at the final of the Monin Cup UK

Top 10 best value for money vodka brands

While vodka has faced a raft of challenges in recent years, quality still shines through – SB presents the best value brands from the category

Top 5 bars in… Oaxaca, Mexico

Few places have profited from the craft spirit boom like the colonial Mexican city of Oaxaca, whose mezcalerias have become must-visit destinations for a growing number of spirit lovers drawn by a sense of adventure

Hottest bar openings in September 2016

A Jamaican-themed cocktail venture, a drinking den for steak lovers and an array of rooftop hangouts were among the most exciting bars to open their doors last month

London Cocktail Week 2016 in pictures

London Cocktail Week 2016 brought futuristic cocktails, liqueur freakshakes, departure lounge-themed bars and a venture ‘Into the Unknown’

Spirits Business TV

Diageo has unveiled the first TV advertisement for Haig Club’s first line extension, Clubman – a “bold and edgy take on traditional Scotch whisky etiquette” starring David Beckham

Laphroaig has launched its #OpinionsWelcome live Twitter projection, displaying the public’s opinions of Laphroaig’s single malt Scotch whisky – in 140 characters or less – on its distillery wall

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