Ten celebrities shaking up Tequila

The growing popularity of Tequila has attracted support from stars such as Rita Ora and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. We round up the famous faces who have made their mark on the agave-based spirits scene

SB visits… Cognac

In the past, Cognac has been associated with smoking jackets, balloon glasses and a male-dominated audience – but that’s all changing. SB headed to France to find out how the spirit is stepping away from these stereotypes into a new, more vibrant era

The week in pictures

In the week leading up to the most romantic day of the year, Kraken rewarded loved-up lyricists with a bottle of rum, Dockyard Gin created a host of Valentine’s Day experiences and Bacardi sent its employees back to the bar

Tonic and mixer brands on tackling the US

The rise in popularity of gin has led to a revolution in mixers, with flavoured variants coming to the fore. But can tonic producers convert their esteem in the UK and Europe to success in the US

Sustainable spirits changing the world

Sustainability is more than just a trend with producers upping their game when it comes to their environmental footprint. We look at the spirits brands that have placed a greater emphasis on going green

A drink with… Jo McKerchar, Diageo Archive

Diageo’s gin and malts archivist and historian, Jo McKerchar, on managing the world’s biggest spirits archive

Hottest bar openings in January 2020

As the on-trade rung in the new decade, New Orleans welcomed its latest underground drinking den and a host of alcohol-free bars opened to support those taking part in Dry January

The week in pictures

From stylish, celeb-packed Super Bowl celebrations with Bacardi to numerous tastings and events with Salvatore Calabrese, there’s been no shortage of entertainment in the spirits world this week

Exploring the evolution of the ‘craft’ movement

When the ‘craft’ spirits scene emerged, leading producers were told to watch their backs – but has the category taken off as expected? The Spirits Business revisits brands grouped under the ‘craft’ umbrella – willingly or otherwise – to see where they are now

Top 10 award-winning Tequilas

Agave-based spirits have never been so highly sought after and there is some exceptional liquid now on the market. We round up the expressions that took home the top awards in our recent blind-tasting competition

The Tequila & Mezcal Masters 2020 results

With all the celebrities falling over themselves to get in on the Tequila and mezcal hype, you’d be forgiven for thinking there was no substance to the category. But our annual taste test showed there is more to the sector than star power

Unmissable spirits brands at Vinexpo Paris

The spirits industry will be well represented at the debut Vinexpo Paris event – and if all goes well, next year could see a spin-off show solely dedicated to the distilled sector. We highlight the brands to look out for

Top 10 spirits launches in January 2020

The beginning of 2020 saw the launch of the “first” baijiu made in the UK, a CBD-infused bottled cocktail range and three “mood-enhancing” alcohol alternatives

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Ahead of Valentine’s Day tomorrow, Kraken rum has partnered with punk poet John Cooper Clarke to offer fans the chance to win “the blackest bottle of rum”

Irish whiskey brand Tullamore Dew has launched a new advert in the US as part of its global campaign, The Beauty of Blend

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