Top five global nightlife trends

No longer vast industrial caverns, nightclubs have changed to reflect their customers’ desire for quality experiences – spirits brands that want to engage with this market are adapting their offerings too

Yamazaki Distillery: a brand history

Suntory’s renowned Yamazaki Distillery has long been a pioneering force in Japanese whisky, but its story has only just begun

Top 10 cocktail-centric Instagram accounts

As the cocktail renaissance gains digital traction, curating social feeds to reflect the most innovative on-trade trends is key. Not sure where to start? SB picks 10 creative Instagram accounts to whet your appetite

Tesco lobbyist joins Portman Group as CEO

UK alcohol watchdog Portman Group has named Tesco’s EU and international government relations head John Timothy as its new chief executive

Lakes Distillery partners with Newcastle Airport

Cumbria-based The Lakes Distillery has signed a five-year corporate partnership with Newcastle International Airport, in a bid to increase brand awareness across North West England

Cocktail Update

Punch Room unveils The Five cocktail menu

Punch Room at The London Edition has launched a new cocktail menu called The Five that draws on the five distinct ingredients traditionally used to create Punch

Scarfes Bar unveils caricature cocktail menu

Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London has unveiled a new cocktail menu, inspired by Gerald Scarfe’s iconic British caricatures, from Monty Python to Margaret Thatcher

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


The week in pictures

This week top bartenders battled it out for a spot in the World Class UK finals, SB sipped cocktails at The Savoy’s American Bar and Islay charities raised a dram to the Lagavulin Legacy project

Top nine fictional drinks of all time

Scenes in literature, film and television have been filled with an array of fictional beverages, from a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster to a Glen McKenna Scotch – SB rounds up the best imaginary drinks

Top 10 unusual Scotch whisky reviews

From “beloved wet dogs” to “the nasal equivalent of a horrible traffic accident”, Scotch whisky reviewers are experts in capturing curious flavour notes – SB scours the internet for some of the most entertaining excerpts

Top female-founded distilleries

As women continue to make strides in the spirits sector, The Spirits Business shines the spotlight on the next generation of female distillery trailblazers

Savoy’s American Bar captures Britain in cocktails

The Savoy hotel’s American Bar in London has launched the Coast To Coast cocktail menu, designed to represent “a journey across Britain from south to north”

Spirits Business Top 10

No longer vast industrial caverns, nightclubs have changed to reflect their customers’ desire for quality experiences – spirits brands that want to engage with this market are adapting their offerings too

Suntory’s renowned Yamazaki Distillery has long been a pioneering force in Japanese whisky, but its story has only just begun

As the cocktail renaissance gains digital traction, curating social feeds to reflect the most innovative on-trade trends is key. Not sure where to start? SB picks 10 creative Instagram accounts to whet your appetite

This week top bartenders battled it out for a spot in the World Class UK finals, SB sipped cocktails at The Savoy’s American Bar and Islay charities raised a dram to the Lagavulin Legacy project

Scenes in literature, film and television have been filled with an array of fictional beverages, from a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster to a Glen McKenna Scotch – SB rounds up the best imaginary drinks

Spirits Business TV

There is a bit of heart and soul in every bottle but there is also a very specific process that more…

With only five distillery managers in the past 100 years, the consistency behind GLEN MORAY ensures it remains one of more…

Saint James Agricole Rums joined forces with International Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell to craft an attractive and tasty cocktail creation

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The Scotch Whisky Masters 2017

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