The week in pictures

This week in spirits, Jack Daniel’s took its Tennessee Calling champions to New York, vegan pop-up The Meet created mouthwatering Baileys cocktails and The Savoy celebrated Laurel & Hardy

The world whisky brands to watch in 2019

It’s been an exciting 12 months for whisky-producing regions outside of Scotland, Ireland and the US with an array of new and innovative products. We present the brands that are set to shine in 2019

The Irish whiskey brands to watch in 2019

Irish whiskey is continuing its unstoppable growth with a rise in new distilleries and plans for multi-million-pound investments. These are the brands we think could be poised for great things in the coming 12 months

American whiskey brands to watch in 2019

A host of product innovations, plans to ramp up production and retaliatory tariffs made 2018 one of the most gripping years for the contemporary American whiskey industry. But which brands will shake up the sector in 2019?

The Scotch whisky brands to watch in 2019

Scotch whisky has enjoyed good fortunes recently, with global exports growing in volume and value terms last year. We predict which brands are worth keeping an eye on in 2019

The vodka brands to watch in 2019

Despite stagnant sales, vodka is benefiting from the ‘craft’ craze and a rise in interesting flavoured variants. We present the brands that will shake up the category in 2019

The week in pictures

In a bumper celebrity-packed edition of the week in pictures, find out how Mila Kunis celebrated Repeal Day, see how Nick Offerman enjoyed a glass of Lagavulin and learn more about when SB met Sex and the City star Chris Noth

William Grant’s Kinsman: ‘We need blended Scotch to be relevant’

William Grant & Sons master blender Brian Kinsman on Grant’s overhaul, the growth of single malt and the “slow-burn” success of Monkey Shoulder

Hottest bar openings in November 2018

A New York venue taking over an old water tower, London’s latest immersive cocktail experience and a tea-inspired drinking den all feature in our round-up of the hottest new bars

Top 10 award-winning bottle designs

From illustrated labels with captivating stories to colourful and vibrant packaging – these are the award-winning spirits bottle designs that are turning heads

The Design & Packaging Masters 2018 results

Brands may have amazing liquid but if the packaging doesn’t entice consumers, they’re playing a losing game. Luckily, as our annual Design & Packaging Masters showed, there is no shortage of strong looks in spirits

Top 10 spirits launches in November 2018

Patrón’s first single estate bottling, a scent-inspired gin range and the oldest Bowmore Scotch whisky to date are among the top spirits to launch last month

Top 10 spirits marketing campaigns in November 2018

Another star-studded month for marketing saw Cuban actor Ana de Armas become the latest face to front Campari’s Red Diaries, while The Macallan unveiled its first global advertising campaign

Spirits Business TV

Actor Ryan Reynolds has released a short humorous video that makes fun of his Aviation Gin brand’s production process

Bacardi rum has hired Black Panther star Michael B Jordan to co-direct a new film as part of the brand’s “continued efforts” to push premiumisation in the category

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