The week in pictures

As the drinks industry turned pink for Valentine’s Day, SB sampled the new Swift menu, Arizona’s on-trade prepared for its annual cocktail celebration and a throng of competitions began their search for the next best bartender

Bullish outlook: Brexit uncertainty could benefit spirits

When it comes to the UK drinks scene, gin rules the roost, with imbibers migrating from other spirits and wine to get a jolt of juniper. But, as The Spirits Business reports, other sectors are holding their heads high

SB visits: The Macallan

Edrington-owned single malt Scotch whisky The Macallan recently opened the doors to its new £140 million distillery and invited SB to Speyside for a look around

Morris: Woodford Reserve ‘home of innovative whiskeys’

For Chris Morris, Woodford Reserve’s master distiller, doing things differently is essential. As the American whiskey boom continues, he’s keen to show just how experimental and diverse the category can be

Top whisk(e)y Instagram accounts to follow

The best place to browse all things whisk(e)y is through Instagram. From breathtaking scenery shots to boozy cocktail recipes, we round up the top whisky-fuelled accounts worth following

Cocktail Stories: Saké Mojito

Single-variety bars must be particularly creative if they wish to offer classic cocktails. This challenge is even greater if the star of their drinks list is saké

SB’s top pun-filled cocktail names

The fun side of cocktail creation can get lost in a bartender’s search for perfection. Here we round up our favourite cocktail names that are out to show the on-trade’s humour

Top five investible Scotch whiskies of 2018

Following news that UK auction sales of rare single malt reached a record high last year, experts have revealed the top brands that are collected for investment

The week in pictures

With Dry January done and dusted the spirits industry is going gung-ho into February with Tequila workshops, global on-trade tours and record-breaking sales

Virtual mixology: Bars take tech to another level

Cutting-edge bars are seeking to enhance the customer experience by using futuristic technologies that offer not only a point of difference, but also greater efficiency, understanding and accountability

Hottest bar openings in January 2019

A music-focused Melbourne cocktail den and London’s latest Irish-inspired bar both feature in our round-up of the best new venues to open in January

Top 10 best value-for-money Tequilas and mezcals

As a new wave of consumers express interest in agave spirits, producers are upping their game in terms of quality and diversity. We present the best value-for-money Tequila and mezcal brands on the market

The Tequila & Mezcal Masters 2019 results

The popularity of Tequila and mezcal is putting strain on raw materials. Does that mean the quality of the liquid in the bottle is diminishing? A team of expert tasters set out to answer the question

Spirits Business TV

Actors Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds have released advertisements for each other’s brands, with The Greatest Showman star playfully mocking Aviation Gin

Jim Beam Bourbon has launched a new global marketing campaign, called Raised Right, which celebrates the value of “treating those around you like family”

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