Top seven best-selling speciality spirits

The ever-growing popularity of apéritifs has bolstered sales of bitters and vermouth around the world. We present the speciality spirit brands taking the category by storm. Rising demand for Spritz cocktails and innovative low-ABV serves has seen sales in the speciality spirits sector continue to rise, with the three top-selling speciality spirit brands all posting increases for 2019. As consumer demand for bitters and vermouth brands rises, a host of high-profile bartenders and brands have…

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Three-ingredient cocktails to make at home

There are a whole host of delectable cocktails that can be made with just three ingredients. We present 10 easy-to-follow recipes, as well as the back stories, behind some well-known classic serves. Your booze cabinet may be looking a little sparse right now, but there’s no need to miss out on a cocktail while isolating at home. We have rounded up some of the best cocktails that take next to no preparation and demand only…

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Top 10 spirits launches in March 2020

A new Johnnie Walker bottling to celebrate women, Martini’s non-alcoholic aperitivos and a Dewar’s whisky finished in mezcal casks were among the top products unveiled last month. In March, a number of line extensions were revealed, including a new Bombay Sapphire gin, Martini aperitivos made without alcohol and a 27-year-old Redbreast Irish whiskey. It was a busy month for spirits as producers tapped into new flavour trends, the low-alcohol category and experimented with unusual casks.…

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Cocktail Stories: Cry me the Moon

Cry me the Moon was originally a truffle-infused twist on the Martini. It has since become an aromatic cocktail packed with fruity and savoury flavours. “I am a minimalist when it comes to cocktails,” says Suwincha Singsuwan, head bartender at Bangkok’s Rabbit Hole. “With Cry me the Moon I was trying to create something elegant but simple.” Singsuwan describes the Cry me the Moon as being “dry with the aroma of truffle” and explains how…

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The week in pictures

Scotch whisky brand Talisker kicked off this year’s Atlantic rowing challenge with a school for rowers and a gathering of explorers and ocean enthusiasts. The Talisker Atlantic Challenge will see more than 100 rowers travel 3,000 miles from the Canary Islands to Antigua. At the starting line of this year’s expedition, Talisker hosted a gathering of outdoor adventurers, explorers, rowers and ocean enthusiasts including British adventurer James Aiken, actor Matt Smith and endurance athlete Ross…

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