The impact of Covid-19 on Irish whiskey tourism

Tourism has played a central role in Irish whiskey’s success with distilleries welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors. But how will lockdowns and travel restrictions affect the category’s future?

TOTC names Spirited Awards 2020 winners

Tales of the Cocktail (TOTC) has revealed the winners in the first phase of its online 2020 Spirited Awards, with Native in Singapore named Best International Cocktail Bar

Top 10 resurrected spirits brands

Dwindling sales, distillery fires and prohibition measures can all spell the end for spirits producers, but not every struggling label has been confined to the history books. Here, we round up 10 brands that have been given a new lease of life

Cocktail stories: Cask Old Fashioned

Whisky specialist Black Rock uses its twist on the Old Fashioned to teach drinkers about the influence of good wood

What’s on this weekend

Covering new bar openings, cocktail launches and a rum shack on a Scottish beach, here is our round up of the best events to keep you entertained this weekend

The producers shaking up Asian spirits

Asian spirits such as soju, shōchū and baijiu have been popular for centuries in their home countries. But now a new generation of overseas producers is getting in on the act and putting their own twist on the drinks

SB meets… Andy Gascoigne, Haworth Steam

The former rugby league player turned publican discusses his career off the pitch, opening his first venue and the creation of his sweet shop-inspired gins

Unmissable Irish whiskey distilleries to visit

From a coastal escape in County Cork to Dublin’s many distillery offerings, Ireland offers plenty of tours and experiences to satisfy any whiskey fan. Here, we look at eight sites that have reopened to visitors

Unmissable events at Tales of the Cocktail 2020

While Covid-19 may have scuppered plans to host Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, a full-to-the-brim schedule of online events awaits. Here, we highlight some the most intriguing seminars and events to take part in

What’s on this weekend

From bar openings and online masterclasses to the latest popups at London’s Cocktails in the City festival, here’s our pick of unmissable industry events this weekend

Cognac’s quest to communicate provenance

The producers of Cognac are happy to stress the provenance of their blends and single vintages as a way of attracting discerning consumers. But are they effectively getting their message across to customers? The Spirits Business investigates

Top 10 award-winning travel retail spirits

Competition is fierce in the global travel retail channel with plenty of high-quality and distinctive spirits on offer. We present the products that walked away with the top medals from our latest taste test

The Travel Retail Masters 2020 results

In our annual tasting the judges were filled with wonderment at what can be discovered in global travel retail. These were the products that scored the top medals

Spirits Business TV

Indonesian rum brand Nusa Caña has created a new video to highlights its origins on the island of Bali

Speyside distillery Glen Moray has expanded its “experimental” Elgin Curiosity range with the launch of a limited edition single malt matured in Madeira casks

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