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The Spirits Business: Americas bars to visit in 2020

Nearly two decades after the cocktail revolution erupted in NYC, a love of fine drinks has spread to the furthest corners of the Americas

The Spirits Business: Rosebank restoration gets under way

Ian Macleod Distillers has started restoration work on the historic Rosebank Distillery, which was mothballed more than 25 years ago

The Spirits Business: Durham Distillery to open city centre site in 2020

English gin and vodka producer Durham Distillery has unveiled a crowdfunding campaign to fund its new site, which is expected to open next summer

The Spirits Business: London police give ‘bleed control kits’ to on-trade

The City of London Police has launched a new initiative to give ‘bleed control kits’ to late-night venues in the city’s Square Mile in an effort to prevent fatal stabbings

The Spirits Business: SB meets… Irina Zhygunova, Nemiroff Vodka

The global chief marketing officer of Ukrainian vodka brand Nemiroff on the company's plans for global expansion

The Spirits Business: Macallan 30-year-old cask sets auction record

Bonhams Hong Kong has set a new world record for the most expensive whisky cask sold at auction after a 30-year-old Macallan Sherry hogshead fetched HK$4.5 million (US$572,000)

The Spirits Business: Larsen Cognac debuts Cooper’s Selection range

Finnish drinks group Altia has launched a new series of Cognacs under its Larsen brand to celebrate the craftsmanship of barrel making

The Spirits Business: Bartending luminary Gary Regan dies

Leading bartender, educator and author Gary Regan has died at the age of 68 following a battle against cancer

The Spirits Business: WSTA names five new board members

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has appointed five new members to its board, including executives from Tesco, Sainsbury's, Berry Bros & Rudd, LVMH and Encirc

The Spirits Business: European bars to visit in 2020

Europe has long-been home to some of the best bars in the world. Tireless innovation keeps the region’s watering holes fresh, exciting and relevant

The Spirits Business: BrewDog planning to build US distillery

Scottish brewer BrewDog is planning to use a new tranche of investment to expand its spirits business and build a small distillery in the US

The Spirits Business: BrewDog plans US distillery

Scottish brewer BrewDog is planning to use a new tranche of investment to expand its spirits business and build a small distillery in the US

The Spirits Business: Bacardi buys Stillhouse Spirits

Family-owned Bacardi has acquired American whiskey and vodka producer Stillhouse Spirits for an undisclosed sum

The Spirits Business: Cognac salvaged from 100-year-old shipwreck

Treasure hunters have explored a 100-year-old shipwreck to recover 65 cases of Cognac and liqueurs that were headed to Russia at the time of Nicholas II's reign

The Spirits Business: Clynelish unveils distillery-exclusive whisky

Diageo has released a no-age-statement Clynelish single malt Scotch whisky, available exclusively from the distillery

The Spirits Business: Campari Group in talks to buy French distributor

Italian drinks firm Campari Group has begun exclusive negotiations to acquire its French distributor, Baron Philippe de Rothschild France Distribution

The Spirits Business: Glenrothes 40 Year Old rolls out globally

The oldest whisky from The Glenrothes distillery – a 40-year-old expression – has been launched globally and via an online ballot

The Spirits Business: Ketel One launches Drink Marvellously campaign

Dutch vodka brand Ketel One has created a new global campaign inspired by consumers’ search for “better, more thoughtful” drinking experiences

The Spirits Business: What the advent of legal cannabis use means for spirits

As the legalisation of cannabis continues, so too do the questions around its relationship with spirits. Lucy Britner analyses changing consumer behaviour, the new wave of CBD drinks and the evolving regulatory landscape

The Spirits Business: Kate Hudson launches vodka brand

Film star Kate Hudson is the latest celebrity to move into the drinks world with the launch of King St. Vodka

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