The week in pictures

It was a busy week for the on-trade as William Grant & Sons hosted its annual Highland Games, a team of bartenders faced off against a robotic mixologist and London bar Hacha concluded its search for Britain’s best Tequila cocktail

Cocktail Stories: Three Sheets Cosmo

Instead of simply updating the recipe for one classic cocktail, Three Sheets co-founder Max Venning decided to innovate with two drinks instead

Vodka’s move towards greater transparency

New regulations about spirits labelling have shone a light on the level of transparency in vodka. The Spirits Business speaks to producers and industry insiders about how the sector can move forward

World Spirits Alliance: Free trade is ‘DNA of global spirits sector’

Spirits trade groups, backed by brands, have joined forces to tackle global issues affecting the industry. The Spirits Business speaks to members of the World Spirits Alliance about how the organisation will operate, and what it is setting out to achieve

Star power: Celebrities behind spirits brands

The established norm of celebrity endorsement is changing as consumers look for greater authenticity. These days, actors, musicians and athletes are putting their time, energy, and – often – their money into liquid assets. The Spirits Business investigates

Top 10 award-winning world whiskies

Looking across Canada, India, Australia and Japan, neither choice nor quality are in short supply in the burgeoning world whisky category, as our recent blind-tasting competition proved

Top 10 award-winning American whiskeys

Despite tariff pressures, the American whiskey category is brimming with producers of all sizes offering exceptional liquid. We round up the expressions that scored highly in our recent blind-tasting competition

Top 10 award-winning Irish whiskeys

Global sales of Irish whiskey have soared by more than 300% in the past decade as quality and innovation draws in new drinkers. We present award-winning expressions from our recent blind-tasting competition

Confessions of a retailer: BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Adele Shaw, the category manager for retail services at Canadian government agency BC Liquor Distribution Branch, talks trends in sales and the country’s love of local brands

The week in pictures

After a week spent travelling to Mykonos, sampling London’s latest cocktail lists and hosting the Vodka and Travel Retail instalments in the Global Spirits Masters blind-tasting series, team SB is just about ready for a frozen cocktail from Mr Fogg’s

Havana Club CEO: ‘Flavours are of interest’

Havana Club CEO Christian Barré tells The Spirits Business about the brand’s continued focus on premiumisation and ambitious plans for the future

The World Whisky Masters 2019 results

Away from the traditional whisk(e)y heartlands, producers are using a sense of freedom and flexibility to make a host of intriguing expressions. The Spirits Business reports from a World Whisky Masters that offered plenty of diversity

The American Whiskey Masters 2019 results

The American whiskey industry may be suffering at the hands of the country’s on-going tariff wars, but when it comes to the liquid in the bottles, consumers are spoilt for choice

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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