Top 10 spirits brands on social media

Social media is ubiquitous in modern marketing, but how do spirits brands use their platforms effectively? Here, SB announces the Social Media Hero from our Brand Champions report

TOTC reveals 2018 Spirited Awards longlist

Tales of the Cocktail has revealed its longlist for the 12th annual Spirited Awards, which recognises the year’s best bars, bartenders, cocktail experts and writers

The Brand Champions 2018

This year’s Brand Champions list has some surprises in store – a number of products and categories have staged a comeback, while others struggled to retain share

The week in pictures

This week saw the inaugural Bar Convent Brooklyn trade show kick off in New York, St-Germain opened a new sensory experience in London and SB was treated like royalty by Royal Salute at Kew Palace

Top 5 bars in… Mexico City

It may not be the prettiest place to visit, but vibrant Mexico City is a hot spot when the sun goes down. The Spirits Business raises a glass to a good-time capital

Martini: a brand history

Famed for its lavish marketing, Martini is one of the great lifestyle brands. The Spirits Business looks at how it came to dominate the vermouth category

Rethinking vodka in classic cocktails

Some of the world’s most famous cocktails are made using vodka as a base. The Spirits Business talks to leading bartenders who are seeking to elevate these iconic serves to the next level

Top 10 best value for money Scotch whiskies

From single malts to no-age-statement blends, consumers are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to Scotch whisky. But which bottlings offer the best value for money? 

The Scotch Whisky Masters 2018 results

The Scotch Whisky Masters is always a hotly fought competition, and this year’s was no exception. The Spirits Business reports on a tasting that had an impressive number of entrants, 19 of which went away with the ultimate accolade

The week in pictures

What a week it’s been – SB travelled to Paris for the P(our) Symposium, Cooper King celebrated the opening of its Yorkshire distillery and the latest round of the Spirits Masters competition took place

Eastern Europe: ‘Potential for premium spirits is huge’

Eastern Europe is a budding spirits market, with a growing penchant for premium expressions. While local brands hold sway in some countries, there is room for international marques to make their presence felt

Top 10 spirits launches in May 2018

The Macallan’s oldest expression to date, a whiskey finished in Tabasco barrels and a juniper-forward gin are among our top product launches in May 2018

Hottest bar openings in May 2018

In May, the bar world flung open the windows, turned on the AC and finalised all its summer prep. From a rooftop terrace to a wild west-themed saloon, there was certainly no shortage of hot new watering holes to open last month

Spirits Business TV

Islay Scotch whisky distillery Lagavulin has released the latest instalment in its My Tales of Whisky series for Father’s Day, starring actor and writer Nick Offerman

Irish whiskey brand Bushmills has partnered with Lowden Guitars to create an acoustic guitar made from copper and wood used to make whiskey

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