The week in pictures

It’s been a busy week for the spirits industry as gin-loving consumers flocked to the annual Junipalooza festival in London, Diageo announced the US winner of its World Class competition and SB headed to Northern Ireland for a whirlwind tour of Irish producers

Fam’s Megs Miller on creating a ‘community’ bar

Peripatetic Canadian bartender Megs Miller has found a home in London and in her new job at Fam, a place to show off her hospitality

Jose Cuervo: a brand history

Despite having been the subject of takeover talks, Jose Cuervo remains family owned and is hell-bent on proving Tequila is anything but boring

Top five bars in… Ottawa, Canada

It may be dwarfed in popularity by Montreal and Vancouver, but Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, has plenty to offer visitors who are looking for world-class places to drink, and with a friendly welcome too

Hottest bar openings in May 2019

While all eyes were on London for the opening of venues from Erik Lorincz, Monica Berg and Alex Kratena, a host of other hot new bars opened their doors around the world

The week in pictures

This week in the spirits industry: Patrón Tequila served up cocktails for famous faces including Paris Hilton, Three Olives searched for the next Rosévelt and SB hosted the latest round of the Spirits Masters

How spirits producers are surviving in Venezuela

The volatile political and social situation in Venezuela has hit spirits brands. The Spirits Business examines how they are coping with the unrest, and looks at how drinks companies are faring in Latin America as a whole

Top 10 award-winning Scotch whiskies

When it comes to Scotch whisky, producers are creating experimental styles and flavour profiles to engage consumers. We present our pick of the most impressive Scotch whiskies from a rigorous blind-tasting

The Scotch Whisky Masters 2019 results

Such is the quality across the board in Scotch whisky at the moment that the judges in this year’s dedicated blind-tasting competition were able to award an outstanding 16 Master medals

Metallica’s whiskey hires master distiller

Blackened American whiskey, which was co-created by rock band Metallica and the late Dave Pickerell, has appointed Rob Dietrich as master distiller

Cocktail stories: Strawberry Daiquiri, The Clumsies

The Strawberry Daiquiri can get a bad rap, with some venues churning out pink, luminous, sugary creations. However, one Athens bar has turned the classic on its head

Top 10 spirits marketing moves in May 2019

Last month’s top marketing moves included the global roll out of the 2019 Malibu Games, Chase Distillery’s first advertising campaign and a podcast series that tells the history of Irish whiskey

Top 10 spirits launches in May 2019

The “world’s first” whisky made using artificial intelligence, a low-abv ‘spirit drink’ and the first line extension from Sailor Jerry rum were namechecked in our pick of top spirits launched in May

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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

Single malt Scotch whisky Jura has unveiled a new six-figure campaign in the UK to support the brand’s recent relaunch

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