Vodka’s move towards greater transparency

New regulations about spirits labelling have shone a light on the level of transparency in vodka. The Spirits Business speaks to producers and industry insiders about how the sector can move forward. *This feature was originally published in the June 2019 issue of The Spirits Business Last month the EU published its rules on the ‘definition, description, presentation and labelling of spirit drinks’ under the sexy title Regulation (EU) 2019/787. These replaced the old rules…

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SB Voices: It’s time for Japanese whisky to be braver

Suntory’s new World Whisky Ao is a step in the right direction, but, Amy Hopkins argues, it’s time for bolder, braver moves to give consumers a truer understanding of Japanese whisky. One of the highlights of my career as a drinks journalist so far is a trip I took to Japan in 2016. I was there to judge a cocktail competition, but arrived a few days early to travel to a number of distilleries and…

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