Experts predict top spirits trends in 2017

12th January, 2017 by Annie Hayes

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.


These are the spirits trends experts predict will be big in 2017

In 2016, we saw the use of signature botanicals in gin, an Irish whiskey boom, and growth in gold and spiced rums. Meanwhile, Mezcal’s popularity increased across Europe and an increasingly diverse supply of malts hit American whiskey.

While 2017 will likely see a fair few of these trends continue, each category will no doubt witness the emergence of new phenomena as the year unfolds. We ask a panel of professionals for their predictions for the year ahead.

Click through the following pages to discover the spirits trends to watch 2017. Think our experts have missed one? Have your own predictions? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

2 Responses to “Experts predict top spirits trends in 2017”

  1. Always great to see and read about Rum trends by Spirit Business.

  2. El Gold says:

    yep – agree – nice to have a blended economy – rants ‘n’ raves on the one hand, and more sober reflections on the other. But “qualifications” while a great idea, what would you use, or, provide?

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