The week in pictures

This week The Lanesborough hotel hosted a Cognac tasting with Courvoisier, Tobacco Dock’s Skylight bar held a four-day fundraiser and Dandelyan played host to the British Bartender’s Association

Top 10 drinkers and abstainers from political history

While current US president Donald Trump is renowned for being teetotal, many politicians have historically been fond of a drop of the hard stuff. Co-founder of design agency Purple Creative, Gary Westlake, shares his favourite facts and stories on legendary drinkers and abstainers from political history

The top 10 best-selling Indian whisky brands

Challenges abounded across the Indian whisky market in 2016. But which brands stood strong while others crumbled under pressure? Fortunes were mixed among the world’s biggest selling brands

The top 10 best-selling vodka brands

In spite of ongoing social, economic and political obstacles, evolving consumer attitudes and progressive drinking trends, the vodka category is finally taking small steps to stability. But which are the world’s biggest-selling brands?

The top 10 best-selling Scotch whisky brands

In 2016 global Scotch whisky exports hailed a return to growth for the first time in three years, giving producers much to smile about. As celebrations abound, which brands led the growth of the category last year?

The Brand Champions 2017

This year’s Brand Champions listings show which famous spirits are soaring, which are falling, and which have won our coveted crowns

The week in pictures

This week Belvedere Vodka threw a star-studded bash in LA, Camus Cognac hosted an intimate blending session and Havana Club held its inaugural Supper Club

Three days with Giffard in Angers

Last week, Amy Hopkins spent three days with renowned liqueurs and syrups maker Giffard, exploring its new state-of-the-art syrups production site and judging the 10th annual Giffard West Cup cocktail competition

TOTC’s top 10 best international brand ambassadors

These are the world’s best international spirits brand ambassadors – a job that is as demanding as it is rewarding – as longlisted by the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2017

Best of London’s Borough Market in cocktails

With London’s Borough Market back open for business, The Spirits Business celebrates some of the top cocktail spots the vibrant, must-visit area has to offer

TOTC’s best new spirits and cocktail ingredients

Olive bitters, a single-origin coffee liqueur, and a hand-crafted mezcal: these are the top 11 best new spirits and cocktail enhancers as longlisted by the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2017

Duck & Waffle unveils Origins menu

Leading London bar Duck & Waffle has introduced a new cocktail menu that focuses on highlighting every flavour note in each individual ingredient, called Origins

Unmissable spirits exhibitors at Vinexpo Bordeaux 2017

In among all the wine exhibitors, Vinexpo Bordeaux 2017 has an improved focus on spirits, with a particular emphasis on speciality local drops. SB previews the event and looks at what exciting developments brands have in store

Spirits Business TV

The star of NBC comedy TV series Parks and Recreation, Nick Offerman, is on a quest to create the perfect Father’s Day gift in the latest instalment of Scotch brand Lagavulin’s My Tales of Whisky series

A peacock has gone on a rampage in a California liquor store causing damage to the value of US$500, according to reports

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