Mahesh Madhavan lays out vision for Bacardi’s future

In his first interview as CEO of the world’s largest independent spirits firm, Bacardi’s Mahesh Madhavan tells The Spirits Business why the next 10 years will be the company’s best

The week in pictures

Prince Charles paid a visit to Royal Lochnagar this week, while Roe & Co’s distillery welcomed three copper pot stills and SB gave glass-blowing a go

The Last Drop Distillers: a brand history

As the industry celebrates the late Tom Jago, who sadly died last week, we trace the history of the pioneer’s final venture with his business partner and friend James Espey – The Last Drop Distillers

Top five drinking dos and don’ts

The rules of drinking etiquette vary from place to place, with some countries maintaining superstitions around eye contact and crossing your arms. Here’s a list of the drinking dos and don’ts from around the globe

Duck & Waffle celebrates year of cocktail creation

Towering 40 storeys above the streets of London, Duck & Waffle has launched its latest cocktail menu featuring a selection of the venue’s favourite serves from the past 12 months

Keepers of the Quaich appoints five new Masters

Revered Scotch whisky society Keepers of the Quaich has welcomed 45 new members along with five new Masters – who have been profiled over the following pages

The week in pictures

This week’s snapshot of the spirits industry includes the winner of Diageo’s World Class competition, a celebration of the Martini at London bar Fontaine’s and the inaugural Wine & Spirits Show

Confessions of a retailer: HK Liquor Store

HK Liquor Store co-­founder Zachary Chan discusses spirits sales in the Hong Kong market

Top new spirits books for autumn 2018

James Bond-inspired cocktails, a how-to guide on perfecting the home bar and a manual on non-alcoholic serves – these are our top spirits books for autumn 2018

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019 winners

Whisky expert Jim Murray has revealed the ‘world’s best whisky’ in his Whisky Bible 2019. Here are the expressions that have secured the top accolades

A drink with… Eddie Russell, Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey master distiller Eddie Russell on sharing his role with his father and working with a Hollywood star

Hottest bar openings in September 2018

This month, our round-up of the hottest new bars to open features a venue inspired by the life and times of musician David Bowie and a Tequila and mezcal fiesta in Las Vegas

London Cocktail Week 2018 in pictures

London Cocktail Week 2018 brought one-of-a-kind guest bartending spots, a spirits-fuelled sauna, low-abv serves and a series of educational seminars

Spirits Business TV

The trailer for the new Amazon Prime series The Three Drinks Do Scotch Whisky, starring drinks experts Colin Hampden-White, Helena Nicklin and Adrian Smith, has been released

Music producer DJ Khaled has pressed pause on making tunes to channel his “inner goat” in the latest advert for Bumbu Rum

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