SB meets… Leonard Russell, Ian Macleod Distillers

The managing director of family‐owned spirits firm Ian Macleod Distillers tells us what’s in store for the Rosebank revival

What’s on this weekend

From exciting new bar openings to festive takeovers, our roundup of top industry events has everything required to keep you entertained this weekend

How Sly Augustin turned adversity into success

After West End clubs ostracised him and his friends, Sly Augustin took matters into his own hands and now runs his own bar, the welcoming Trailer Happiness in London’s Notting Hill

How relevant is vodka innovation in a pandemic world?

The troubled vodka category has been doing its best to attract consumers with innovative offerings. But with a global recession on the horizon, will drinkers take the safe route and stick to old favourites?

McConaughey encourages bartenders to have ‘fortitude’

Actor and Wild Turkey creative director Matthew McConaughey is encouraging bartenders to have the “patience and the fortitude” to keep going during the pandemic, reminding everyone that at some point “it’s going to end”

How new labelling rules could impact the spirits sector

As lawmakers decide the type of nutritional information that should be printed on spirits labels, The Spirits Business asks how the move will affect the industry

ELLC founder on making top-quality liquid affordable

While other spirits brands leverage their craft credentials so they can charge more money for their products, East London Liquor Company has deliberately gone the other way, making sure its drinks combine quality with affordability

What’s on this weekend

From the latest podcast series and online tastings to a host of cocktail delivery services, our roundup has everything you need to remain busy this weekend

Tax cut extension ‘imperative’ for US craft distillers

The deadline for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act is looming once again, and with a global pandemic and tariffs to also contend with the stakes have never been higher

Ten leading Black spirits industry executives

Spirits firms worldwide have pledged to increase diversity in their workplaces this year. Here, we celebrate the talents of 10 of the industry’s top Black executives

Hottest bar openings in October 2020

From Singapore to Sheffield, innovative concepts are rife across the world’s bar scene. After scouring the globe to uncover the best new drinking dens, here’s what we found

Top 10 award-winning speciality spirits

Speciality spirits such as vermouth and aquavit are attracting greater attention as consumers seek to expand their drinks cabinets. Our latest blind tasting awarded accolades to some of the best products on the market

Top 10 award-winning liqueurs

As at-home cocktail consumption continues to rise, the role of liqueurs has never shone brighter. We present 10 products that scored top marks for their quality in our latest taste test

Spirits Business TV

Brown-Forman has launched a new global campaign for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey, called Make it Count

Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers unit has created its largest marketing campaign to date for Redbreast whiskey, featuring an animated robin bird

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