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Patrón TR chief: ‘every brand is a competitor’

John Kilmartin, travel retail chief at Patrón Spirits International, talks Tequila with The Spirits Business and shares his ambitions for the brand and wider category

Friday, January 13th, 2017 No Comments »

Patrón Perfectionists finalists announced

Seven international bartenders will battle it out at the inaugural grand final of the 2016 Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition at Hacienda Patrón in Mexico

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 No Comments »

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 »

Patrón wins trademark case against Portón

Patrón Spirits International has won a lawsuit against Peruvian pisco brand Portón, cancelling the brand’s trademark registration on the grounds that it would confuse consumers

Friday, January 6th, 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 »

The Tequila brands to watch in 2016

Tequila’s premiumisation route is enticing a new generation of spirit connoisseurs – these are the brands to keep track of in 2017

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Amber Beverage takes control of KAH Tequila

Amber Beverage Group, a subsidiary of Stolichnaya vodka producer SPI Group, is to assume full ownership of KAH Tequila as a legal dispute over the brand comes to an end

Friday, December 16th, 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 »

Don Julio unveils 1.75 litre 1942 bottle

Diageo-owned ultra-premium Tequila brand Don Julio will launch a 1.75 litre bottle format for its 1942 edition in the US next year

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 No Comments »