The world’s best-selling speciality spirits brands

Speciality spirits received a vital boost from the bitter flavour trend that has dominated cocktail culture in recent years – indicating a bright future for the sector

The world’s best-selling rum brands

Despite being the third biggest spirits category in the world, rum was overrun with declines last year – but a few standout brands illuminated the category with their spirited gains

The world’s best-selling Cognac and brandy brands

In spite of varied and plentiful challenges, Cognac and brandy brands have come out fighting in an effort to drive the global rebound of the industry – with admirable results

The world’s best-selling world whisky brands

Shifting consumer trends have caused our list of the world’s best-selling American, Canadian, Irish and Japanese whisk(e)y brands to undergo an extensive reshuffle

The week in pictures

From distillery openings and anniversary celebrations to schmoozing with rap star Akon and rubbing shoulders with royalty, it’s been another busy week for the spirits industry.

The world’s best-selling Indian whisky brands

From buoyant brands to troubled trademarks, the Indian whisky category saw it all in 2015. But a select few managed to retain colossal volumes

The world’s best-selling vodka brands

2015 proved a mixed year for vodka, with a handful of brands flourishing while others succumbed to geopolitical and economic pressure. But which were the world’s biggest sellers?

The world’s best-selling Scotch whisky brands

Figures confirm that Scotch whisky exports are on the road to recovery, but which leading brands outperformed the category last year?

The Brand Champions 2016

The spirits industry is awash with brands selling more than one million cases – but only the select few shine bright enough to be named Brand Champion

The week in pictures

This week we’ve been busy smoking cigars with Havana Club, blind tasting gin and sampling coffee cocktails all in the name of ‘work’

TOTC’s top 10 international cocktail bars

Once again, Tales of the Cocktail has narrowed down the world’s best bars to name 10 elite Spirited Awards nominees

Spirits Business TV

After she sent a social media complaint to Pimm’s, the Diageo-owned brand has appointed Judy Murray as its ‘chief foliage officer’ for the tennis season

Pernod Ricard-controlled Tequila brand Avión has launched its Yo/Elevado brand platform featuring new campaign Tequila Elevado a un Arte, or ‘Tequila as art’

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