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Experts predict top spirits trends in 2017

If you’re curious about what the coming year has in store for the global spirits sphere, look no further than our comprehensive round-up of industry predictions

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 1 Comment »

Martell turns up the heat with CNY edition

Martell Cognac is ringing in the Chinese Year of the Rooster with the launch of Cordon Bleu Intense Heat Cask Finish, which utilises a first-of-its-kind finishing process for the brand

Friday, January 6th, 2017 No Comments »

Hine unveils two 1987 vintage Cognacs

Cognac house Hine has released two 1987 vintages – a Jarnac-matured and an ‘early-landed’ expression made using the “finest” Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 No Comments »

Were these the biggest spirits trends of 2016?

At the start of the year, we asked industry buffs which trends they thought would mould each category in 2016. Were their forecasts correct? SB looks back…

Friday, December 30th, 2016 1 Comment »

How did these spirits brands perform in 2016?

Despite a turbulent year filled with economic uncertainty and political change, the international spirits community remains unexpectedly upbeat – but were the predicted fortunes of our brands to watch in 2016 realised?

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 No Comments »

Miniature Cognac expected to fetch £80k

Catawiki is hosting a sale of the world’s most expensive miniature bottle of alcohol – a 50ml decanter of Henri IV Cognac Dudognon Heritage that is expected to fetch at least £80,000

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 No Comments »

‘Craft’ spirits ‘redefining’ perception of luxury

It’s no longer enough to be expensive, rare and old in the luxury spirits marketplace – SB examines how brands are reconceptualising the super-premium-plus category, with many taking cues from the ‘craft’ craze

Friday, December 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Hennessy builds festive ‘lodges’ with Four Seasons

LVMH-owned Cognac brand Hennessy has partnered with hotel group Four Seasons to host a Winter Garden featuring “Hennessy Lodges” complete with cocktails

Friday, December 16th, 2016 No Comments »

The Cognac and brandy brands to watch in 2017

Large and small producers alike, the Cognac contingent is near-universally on a high. As the year draws to a close, SB predicts what’s in store for 2017

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Martell releases non-chill-filtered edition

Pernod Ricard-owned Cognac house Martell has released a non-chill-filtered expression developed to target nightlife consumers

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 No Comments »