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42Below recycles cocktail waste into soap

In an effort to curb waste, Bacardi-owned vodka 42Below has launched a free initiative enabling bars in Australia and New Zealand to turn used cocktail fruit into liquid soap

Tuesday, January 17th, 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 »

Tito’s donates online sales to charity ‘indefinitely’

Tito’s Handmade Vodka will donate 100% of the proceeds from its online store to charitable causes, allowing customers to select their charity of choice from six options at the checkout

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 2 Comments »

Żubrówka maker’s bankruptcy plans approved

A New York judge has approved Roust’s application for bankruptcy in the US as the vodka maker embarks on a major debt restructuring plan

Monday, January 9th, 2017 No Comments »

Old Fashioned and Moscow Mule top US menus

New data from IWSR has found that Bourbon- or rye-based Old Fashioneds and vodka-based Moscow Mules accounted for 30% of all US cocktail menu mentions in 2016

Thursday, January 5th, 2017 No Comments »

Roust files for bankruptcy ahead of planned IPO

Żubrówka vodka owner Roust has once again filed for bankruptcy in the US as part of a debt restructuring plan that could precede an anticipated IPO for the company

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 No Comments »

Beam Suntory ‘cycles out’ Pinnacle flavours

Beam Suntory is “confident” it can return Pinnacle Vodka to growth after substituting declining confectionery flavours for fruit variants, according to the firm’s North American marketing head

Tuesday, January 3rd, 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 »

Vladimir Putin orders alcohol tax review

Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered a crackdown on ‘surrogate’ vodka and set in motion tax changes after more than 60 people in Siberia died from drinking contaminated bath oil

Friday, December 23rd, 2016 No Comments »