Every month the spirits business publishes a magazine, in print and digital formats, containing in depth analysis of all the major issues in spirits.

April 2019

Flavoured vodka

Brands are looking to impart flavour with ‘real’ ingredients – and taking inspiration from the resurgent gin category

Bitter spirits

The massive success of drinks featuring Aperol and Campari has opened the door for other bitter drinks to make their mark on the spirits world

Tonics and mixers

Fever-Tree kicked off the premium tonic water movement. Can any of the ambitious brands that have flooded the market take its crown?

March 2019


Innovation in rum is enhancing its premium credentials and introducing drinkers to new or long-forgotten regions


Social attitudes throughout history have restricted women’s role in whisky. Here, we profile three pioneering females who forged their own paths


Lesley Gracie spearheaded the craft gin movement with Hendrick’s. Now, the brand has entered its most exciting chapter yet

February 2019


■ Has the trend for premium sipping expressions pushed shots away, or is the party still raging on?

The big interview

■ Former Diageo exec David Gates on preparing to shake up Scotch at his new BrewDog home

Sexy yeast

■ Why fermentation is the latest cocktail craze

January 2019

Turning heads

■ The most innovative new products that are grabbing the world’s attention

Towering demand

■ Could the insatiable thirst for Japanese whisky be its undoing?

Eye spy

■ The drinks and bar trends to watch

December 2018

Blast off

■ Our world spirits report outlines the categories, brands and trends that will soar in 2019

Transparency in rum

■ The players challenging dishonesty in the world’s third-biggest spirits category

Design Masters

■ Assessing aesthetics and functionality in spirits design

November 2018

Giant leap

■ The bars set to light up the night sky in 2019

The road less travelled

■ Steven Soderbergh’s independent spirit

Aye, robot

■ Cutting-edge tech steps out from behind the bar

October 2018

Bon Voyage!

■ Travel retail stakeholders navigate their way through a complex landscape

TFWA preview

■ Cannes plays host to one of the industry’s biggest shows

Down Mexico way

■ Premium spirits have a lot of room for expansion in this young and vibrant market

September 2018

In the pink

■ Vintage spirits drive auctions but could forgeries damage trust?

Liquid luxury

■ Jewels of the spirits world rated and rewarded

Tonic boom

■ Ambitious tonic water brands are showing their suitability to more than gin

August 2018

A new hope

■ Activist bartenders shake things up

Back to nature

■ The liqueurs sector has seemingly been reborn

Simply the best

■ 2018 Spirited Awards winners

July 2018

Gin in bloom

■ But is the category at risk of losing consumers’ trust?

Pick of the bunch

■ Gin Masters judges choose blossoming brands

Growing pains

■ How Irish whiskey is safeguarding its future