Bartenders embrace CBD cocktail trend

With products made from hemp becoming more commonplace, the drinks industry is looking to the likes of compounds such as CBD to add a sense of frisson to cocktails. The Spirits Business spoke to those leading the trend

The week in pictures

While basketball star Michael Jordon unveiled his new Tequila brand, team SB had a busy week running between Tequila launches, cocktail competitions, industry summits and Irish whiskey masterclasses

Eric Lorincz: From bartender to bar owner

Having led the American Bar at The Savoy to glory, Erik Lorincz realised his dream of opening his own venue with Kwānt. He spoke to The Spirits Business about the emotional move from bartender to bar owner, and his future aspirations

Flying Dutchmen menu highlights cocktail evolution

Amsterdam bar Flying Dutchmen Cocktails has launched its latest menu, which aims to teach imbibers about the evolution of classic cocktails

Biggest spirits trends in North America

For drinks brands, success in North America is the Holy Grail. But the road to victory is not smooth. The Spirit Business outlines four key factors driving spirits trends and shaking up the region

A drink with… John Rempe, Lux Row Distillers

John Rempe, the head distiller and master blender at Louisville’s Lux Row Distillers, on living in a working distillery and his focus on innovation

Brown-Forman CEO on tariffs: ‘We are most affected company’

In the face of American whiskey tariffs, Brown-Forman president and CEO Lawson Whiting tells The Spirits Business that the group is becoming more open to taking risks as it enters a new chapter in its story of global growth

Top spirits for TV and film fans

From whiskies inspired by period dramas to decanters designed to look like iconic blockbuster characters, there are a host of spirits out there aiming to grab the attention of film and TV fans around the world

The week in pictures

It was a busy week in spirits, as Black Cow Vodka crowned the winner of its Gold Cup cocktail competition, the May Fair Bar created cocktails in honour of Marilyn Monroe and Jameson sent its Bow St site on a world tour

Innovation and classic cocktails drive vermouth’s revival

Vermouth is enjoying a resurgence, and Italian producers have banded together to ensure quality remains paramount. The Spirits Business looks at how a perfect storm of consumer trends means the time is ripe for the category to truly take of

Top 10 award-winning spirits in travel retail

Shoppers are spoilt for choice in travel retail with an abundance of high-quality spirits available at every price point. We present a selection of award-winning bottlings from our recent blind-tasting competition

Chase Distillery: a brand history

Having started a game-changing company with his Tyrrells crisps brand, William Chase then launched a vodka business, again with potatoes at its heart. Now Chase Distillery is aiming to become the cream of the crop

Pink gin kicking up a storm

The astonishing rise of pink and flavoured brands is introducing the gin category to enthusiastic new audiences. But could the trend that is boosting the spirit also be its downfall?

Spirits Business TV

Pernod Ricard’s Havana Club rum has launched a documentary as part of its collaboration with Amsterdam fashion house Daily Paper

Diageo’s blended Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker is set to launch two limited edition Game of Thrones-themed expressions, called A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire

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