What’s on this weekend

From snow globe-inspired drinking and dining to Burns Night quizzes, the drinks industry has pulled out all the stops to keep imbibers entertained this weekend

Can emerging categories crack the luxury market?

High-end spirits were outgrowing lower-end counterparts at the start of 2020, with emerging categories forecast to soar. Amid the pandemic, has their success been thwarted?

Top 50 innovative spirits launches of 2020: 40-31

Apple brandy cask-finished Japanese whiskies, a liqueur for making Old Fashioneds and a low-ABV canned gin and tonic dominate the second chapter of our most innovative spirits launches list

Top 50 innovative spirits launches of 2020: 50-41

A mezcal-finished Scotch, a range of non-alcoholic apéritifs and three kosher-certified American whiskeys made the first instalment of our top 50 most innovative spirits launches of last year

Most exciting bar openings of 2020

Despite the challenges of 2020, some of the industry’s leading bartenders continued to unveil impressive venues over the last 12 months. We’ve scoured the globe to find the most exciting openings of the year

SB’s most read stories of 2020

Hard seltzers, celebrity-backed Tequila brands and Johnnie Walker bottlings were among the stories that drew the most attention last year. Here, we count down our most read online articles of 2020

What’s on this weekend

From live-streamed concerts to home-delivered cocktails, we’ve sought out the best happenings that promise to brighten up your weekend

David Baker: Cognac sector must uphold rules

From music and wine to fine French spirits, David Baker has had quite the journey building his Hermitage Cognacs brand. He tells us why interest in Cognac is on the rise, and why the category should stay true to its rules and regulations

The biggest spirits stories of 2020

It’s been quite a year for the spirits industry, with a global pandemic and trade wars grabbing the headlines. The Spirits Business looks at the biggest breaking news from the past 12 months

Top 10 spirits launches in December 2020

From new hard seltzer lines from Gordon Ramsay and Travis Scott to an alcohol-free Gordon’s, there were plenty of intriguing products launched at the end of 2020

Top 10 spirits marketing moves in December 2020

Some of the biggest marketing initiatives from the end of 2020 included a Captain Morgan challenge on Instagram, Buffalo Trace’s Whiskey Wednesday programme and Jose Cuervo’s Piñata Bar

Ten acclaimed low- and no-alcohol drinks

Producers have ramped up their innovation efforts in the low- and no-alcohol sector to meet demand from health-conscious consumers. We’ve picked 10 of the top medallists from our inaugural blind tasting that will be sure to satisfy even the most avid booze fan

What’s on this weekend

From summery pop-ups in Australia to warming outdoor drinking offerings in New York, we’ve scoured the globe for the best events to ensure January is anything but dull

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A complaint that claimed a Laphroaig advert linked alcohol to sexual activity has not been upheld

Whether you’re looking for the perfect present or something special to ring in the new year, in part one of our Christmas video series we bring you five award-winning Scotch whiskies to offer some festive gift inspiration

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