What’s on this weekend

From gardening tips with Slingsby Gin to live-streamed concerts from The Rhythm and Booze Project, we highlight the best online events to take part in this weekend

How acquisitions could affect the mezcal category

Big businesses are buying up independent mezcal producers. But will they be able to leverage their investments, and is there enough raw material to support their plans?

TOTC’s top cocktail menus across the globe

Music, magic and an exploration of flavour have inspired some of the top drinks offerings across the globe. Here, we highlight the bars that were nominated in the World’s Best Cocktail Menu category in this year’s Spirited Awards

TOTC’s top bartenders across the globe

Tales of the Cocktail named the 10 nominees in the International Bartender of the Year category in its 2020 Spirited Awards this month. We take a look at the trailblazers shaking up the industry

UK’s richest spirits barons

From a co-founder of Fever-Tree to the families behind Scotch whisky firms Gordon & MacPhail and William Grant & Sons, we reveal the spirits owners with the biggest fortunes in the UK according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2020

Five dream destinations for spirits lovers

From the mesmerising hills of Jalisco to the idyllic island of Islay, drinkers can plan a visit to the home of their favourite spirits post-lockdown. We present five captivating destinations worth adding to your bucket list

TOTC’s 10 best new international cocktail bars

From Melbourne to Mexico City, there were a number of venue openings that attracted much-deserved attention last year. These are the drinking dens that swiped a spot in Tales of the Cocktail’s Best New International Cocktail Bar category

What’s on this weekend

From quizzes and virtual tours for World Whisky Day to a gin distillation demo and a half marathon with Reyka Vodka, here’s our pick of top online events to take part in this weekend

Tequila brands pushing the boundaries of sustainability

Tequila producers are keenly aware of the need for sustainable methods of working and are making great strides in ensuring processes are as ecologically friendly as possible

How bars are coping with the coronavirus lockdown

The global lockdown to battle Covid-19 saw the bustling on-trade grind to a screeching halt. As countries slowly contemplate reopening, SB asks what the trade has been doing to keep afloat, and what it will do now

New bottlings for World Whisky Day

There are exciting and innovative expressions coming from outside of traditional regions such as Scotland, Ireland and the US. We look at 10 new bottlings to mark World Whisky Day this Saturday (16 May)

TOTC’s 10 best international cocktail bars

Last week, Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards revealed the industry’s most acclaimed venues vying for the title of Best International Cocktail Bar of 2020. Here, we present the 10 drinking dens that could win the top accolade

The Brandy Masters 2020 results

While many people will automatically think of Cognac as being the epicentre of world brandy, our annual taste test showed that consumers who look further afield can find great examples

Spirits Business TV

Diageo has created a zero-sugar hard seltzer version of its Smirnoff Red, White and Berry vodka and marked the launch with a reimagined campaign to encourage the world to stay at home during the pandemic

Ahead of Valentine’s Day tomorrow, Kraken rum has partnered with punk poet John Cooper Clarke to offer fans the chance to win “the blackest bottle of rum”

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