The producers shaking up Asian spirits

Asian spirits such as soju, shōchū and baijiu have been popular for centuries in their home countries. But now a new generation of overseas producers is getting in on the act and putting their own twist on the drinks. *This feature was originally published in the May 2020 issue of The Spirits Business The boundaries of geography and tradition have become arbitrary concepts in spirits. Producers are increasingly keen to experiment with styles, techniques and…

Continue Reading →

American whiskey: do single malts need regulating?

As American whiskey producers experiment with single malts, there are calls to define rules and regulations about how they should be made. But some distillers are dissenting, believing it too early to straightjacket the category. The American whiskey category has grown at such a rate that distillers have struggled to keep up with demand. Fuelled by the Mad Men effect, every American whiskey style, from Bourbon to rye, has seen consumer interest soar – and…

Continue Reading →