Brexit border block ‘could stop UK trade dead’

    The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has warned the UK Government to expect “an influx” of booze bootleggers if custom controls are applied to goods imported from the European Union ahead of the triggering of Article 50

    Tamdhu releases 50yo anniversary whisky

    Ian Macleod Distillers is celebrating the 120th anniversary of its Speyside distillery Tamdhu with the launch of a 50-year-old single malt – the brand’s oldest bottling to date

    Breakthru Beverage restructures leadership team

    Breakthru Beverage Group has announced a new leadership structure for its United Division, dedicated to the Diageo and Moët Hennessy USA portfolios

Tanqueray: a brand history

From humble beginnings in London, Tanqueray has grown to be one of the biggest gin brands in the world, especially in the US

The week in pictures

This week, The Spirits Business sipped cocktails in the dark, The Benevolent hosted its annual fundraising ball, and the Mexican Tourist Board invented a cloud that rains Tequila

St Patrick’s Day with Jameson in pictures

Irish whiskey brand Jameson invited journalists, writers, bloggers and influencers from across the globe to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ireland, and experience its new €11 million (US$11.6m) visitor centre. Don’t miss our visual round-up

Penny Blue releases first VSOP rum

Penny Blue has launched its first VSOP aged rum through the Indian Ocean Rum Company, a joint venture between Berry Bros & Rudd and Medine Distillery

Jack Daniel’s rolls out Southern Peach RTD

Jack Daniel’s has partnered with R&B singer K Michelle to introduce a new flavoured expression to its RTD malted beverage range, Country Cocktails

Cocktail Update

Blakes Below unveils Asia-inspired menu

South Kensington’s discreet celebrity haunt Blakes Below has launched a fusion cocktail menu packed with Asian flavours – including yuzu, hibiscus syrup and kaffir lime leaves

Wenneker Swizzle Masters Rum Punch champions

Last month’s heat required Swizzlers to come up with a crowd-pleasing eclectic party punch using exotic fruit flavours

Tippling Club announces month of bar takeovers

Singapore’s Tippling Club is set to host a month of takeovers in partnership with noted cocktail and culinary luminaries coinciding with the city-state’s annual cocktail festival


Unmissable exhibitors at IAADFS 2017

For the final IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas in its current form, taking place next week, brands are bringing their exciting new spirits expressions to the fore in Florida

Top 10 tea-flavoured spirits

Tea-based spirits have come to the fore in recent years, providing bartenders with a fascinating new flavour profile to play with. Our round-up of spiked brews gives ‘teatime’ a whole different meaning

Top 10 coffee-flavoured spirits

Coffee in hand, The Spirits Business explores the growing world of the caffeinated spirit, from vodkas and mezcals to Tequilas and liqueurs

Top 5 bars in… Aspen

A snowy paradise for some of the world’s wealthiest skiers, Aspen is also home to an emerging craft cocktail scene, giving travellers all the more reason to add a trip to Colorado to their bucket list

The week in pictures

This week Javier Bardem took a tour of Speyside’s Strathisla Distillery, Bushmills Irish whiskey raised a toast to St Patrick’s Day in video form, and SB was whisked off to the races by Greenall’s Gin

Spirits Business Top 10

From humble beginnings in London, Tanqueray has grown to be one of the biggest gin brands in the world, especially in the US

This week, The Spirits Business sipped cocktails in the dark, The Benevolent hosted its annual fundraising ball, and the Mexican Tourist Board invented a cloud that rains Tequila

Irish whiskey brand Jameson invited journalists, writers, bloggers and influencers from across the globe to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ireland, and experience its new €11 million (US$11.6m) visitor centre. Don’t miss our visual round-up

For the final IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas in its current form, taking place next week, brands are bringing their exciting new spirits expressions to the fore in Florida

Tea-based spirits have come to the fore in recent years, providing bartenders with a fascinating new flavour profile to play with. Our round-up of spiked brews gives ‘teatime’ a whole different meaning

Spirits Business TV

The Israel Antiques Authority has unearthed hundreds of bottles of alcohol in Israel, including Gordon’s gin and Dewar’s whisky, which were consumed by British soldiers during World War One

Proximo Spirits has unveiled a new campaign for 1800 Tequila that aims to “redefine masculinity”, featuring music from American artist Chance the Rapper

Diageo-owned blended Scotch whisky Johnnie Walker has renewed its focus on age statements by rebranding its Platinum Label edition as an 18-year-old expression

Upcoming Competitions

The Brandy Masters 2017

Closing date:29 March 2017

The Asian Spirits Masters 2017

Closing date:31 March 2017

The Cognac Masters 2017

Closing date:29 March 2017