Gruppo Campari targets JFK with Appleton Estate push

Gruppo Campari has unveiled a new campaign for Appleton Estate rum inspired by the brand’s Jamaican heritage at New York’s JFK Airport

Dunnet Bay debuts gin made from Christmas trees

The UK’s most northerly mainland distillery, Dunnet Bay, is set to launch a winter edition of its Rock Rose Gin, flavoured with spruce tips from Christmas trees

Cocktail Update

Vodka: The ultimate canvas for cocktail innovation

Some of the world’s most influential bars are harnessing cutting-edge tech and reinventing vodka’s cocktail role in the process. The Spirits Business pins down the on-trade pioneers leading the innovation drive

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


The week in pictures

This week in the world of spirits, the Ardgowan Distillery lent a hand to a pair of Antarctic explorers, the final of our 2017 Wenneker Swizzle Masters put judges through their paces, and Sailor Jerry teamed up with a punk rock band

Have we reached peak gin?

The explosion in the number of gin brands has taken the industry by storm. Now consumers, lured in by the taste of London Dry, are expanding their horizons and exploring other styles

Top bars to visit in Africa and Middle East in 2018

Africa boasts a host of classy and creative bars, especially in South Africa, while the Middle East is similarly pushing the cocktail envelope. By James Lawrence

Top Asia Pacific bars to visit in 2018

The diverse cities of Asia Pacific are united in their approach to making innovative and exciting cocktail experiences, writes Luke McCarthy

Top Americas bars to visit in 2018

As the craft cocktail movement has taken off in the Americas, so the scene has matured. Tyler Wetherall takes us on a tour of the new kids on the block

Spirits Business TV

Actor Matthew McConaughey has teamed up with Wild Turkey Bourbon to deliver 4,500 turkeys to the people of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky ahead of Thanksgiving this week

Cognac producers and negociants have collaborated with the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) to create a new brand identity for the Cognac appellation

Diageo has launched a 60-second film for single grain Scotch whisky Haig Club as part of a new responsible drinking campaign starring David Beckham

Spirits Business top 10

Take a look inside some of the most exclusive bars in the world, where you’ll need more than just the entry fee to step through the door

Singapore’s Tippling Club has claimed to have launched the ‘world’s first’ edible cocktail menu – 12 gummy bears themed around dreams and desires

Following a whirlwind year of shaking and stirring, the time has come to reveal The Wenneker Swizzle Masters 2017 finalists

This week in the world of spirits, the Ardgowan Distillery lent a hand to a pair of Antarctic explorers, the final of our 2017 Wenneker Swizzle Masters put judges through their paces, and Sailor Jerry teamed up with a punk rock band

Africa boasts a host of classy and creative bars, especially in South Africa, while the Middle East is similarly pushing the cocktail envelope. By James Lawrence


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