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Warm up with this gin-based hot toddy

The hot toddy is a classic winter drink. It hits on all fronts: It warms with hot tea, it packs a punch with a healthy dose of booze, and it soothes …

New frontier for craft U.S. whiskey may be underfoot in Olympic Peninsula bog

SEATTLE – Matt Hofmann walks along a small brown pond, the earth of its bank springing underfoot like a muddy mattress.The ground is, in fact, …

Whiskey

$1000 on a drink? Here are the most over-the-top cocktails around the country

With the most romantic date night of the year coming up, you may want to make those after dinner-drinks extra special. Sure, you could whip up a specialty cocktail at home, but why not dazzle the apple of your eye with something truly over-the-top this Valentine's Day?<p>These hot cocktail spots …

Coachella Valley

Whisky Review Round-Up: Octomore 8.1, 8.2, and 8.3

Many people don’t realize that Bruichladdich’s Octomore series is actually named after James Brown’s farm, which is located just above Port Charlotte …

Five Scotches For People Who Don't Like Peat

Sometimes, it can feel like every bottle of Scotch whisky exists somewhere on a spectrum from unwashed ashtray to flaming Band-Aid factory. But …

Margarita's history mystery is worth celebrating

PUNCH | Behind the Backbar at Washington, D.C.'s Columbia Room

In 2014, when Derek Brown and his team shuttered the old Columbia Room they knew it wasn’t the end. They already had plans for what the bar might …

The World’s Best-Selling Classic Cocktails 2018

Hamish Smith takes the pulse of the top bars to discover which classics will be feeding into the mainstream

Top 10

U.S. Spirits Grew 4% in 2017 Behind Premiumization

The U.S. spirits industry enjoyed another strong year of growth in 2017, according to data presented this morning at the annual Distilled Spirits …

Confessions of a retailer: Fortnum & Mason

Unusual spirits and big brands: the wine and spirits buyer of luxury British retailer Fortnum & Mason on why you need both to meet customer needs

eCommerce

How is the future shaping up for Cognac and Brandy? - Research in Focus

The latest joint report from just-drinks and The IWSR looks at the Cognac and brandy category<p>Although global brandy sales have been generally flat …

The key to Allen - Drinks International - The global choice for drinks buyers

<b>___________________________________________</b><p><b>ALLEN SMITH IS NOT</b> an open book, which makes trying to read him that bit more interesting. Unlike many …

8 Cognac Cocktails Built for Winter

Cognac is rich, spicy, woodsy, flowery, and luxuriant. More importantly, there’s something ineffably wintry about it; it just <i>feels</i> right on a cold …

BNIC creates a food and cognac pairing app – and it’s free

For those hospitality workers keen to continue exploring the world of spirits and food pairings now have a new tool in their arsenal with the launch …

Cognac

The Year Ahead: 2018 Bourbon Predictions

Don’t expect any major changes for bourbon, rye, and other types of American whiskey in 2018. The boom will continue. A succinct prediction would be …

Great Lakes

The French Revolution: French cocktails

Everything from tequila to aperitivi to Japanese whisky has been ‘hot’ over the last five years. Yet one country’s products seem to remain …

France

Cognac exports continue to new heights in 2017 - figures

Cognac shipments in 2017 reached record levels for the third consecutive year, in both volume and value terms, according to the figures released this …

Exports

Cognac: You Gotta Have Soil

The Cognaçais love to point out that their product is made with grapes – and grapes express terroir. But is the message getting across? Michelle …

Cognac

Remy Cointreau lines up US$440,000 decanter for Louis XIII Cognac

Remy Cointreau has unveiled a one-off nine-litre decanter for its Louis XIII high-end Cognac brand.

Archives

Is Metaxa the next big thing for Remy Cointreau? - Analysis

The usual suspect took first mention in analysts' notes following the release of Remy Cointreau's YTD fiscal-2018 sales results: The Remy Martin …

Travelers

This Is the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Cognac

The $450,000 Baccarat bottle of Louis XIII holds 9 liters of Cognac.<p>There’s no such thing as too much Louis XIII Cognac. Created from a blend of more …

Cigars

18 for ’18: Cocktail & Spirits Trend Survey

<i>The year is nearly over which means it’s time to look at 2017’s trends and make some predictions about what’s coming in 2018. We asked 18 experts in</i> …

The Newest Nightlife Trend in NYC? Omakase Style Cocktail Bars

New York City has a well-deserved reputation for being the epicenter of the craft cocktail movement. For decades, imbibers in search of a timeless …

The 7 best whisky bars in the US

There’s good news for would-be travellers to the States – America’s love affair with all things whisky has spurred on a coast-to-coast bar boom. …

Tasting the peatiest whisky in the world

<b>Earlier this year, the progressive distillers of Bruichladdich have released their Octomore Eights series, 4 heavily-peated whiskies following the</b> …

Alcoholic drink trends: Rum cocktails, gin with a garnish, and premium mixers

Rumâs versatility and variety means it is growing in popularity in the UK, with sales up 11%, according to supermarket Waitrose.

Craft Beer

The transportive power of whisky

It could be the season, the shortening days, or the year’s fast-approaching end which has made the sense of time passing uppermost in my mind. It’s …

Why the time to educate consumers may finally have arrived - Consumer Trends

After years of trying - and failing - are the drinks industry's attempts to educate consumers finally falling on open ears? On-premise and spirits …

Archives

Tapping Into the Beer Cocktail Trend

Adding something flavorful to a glass of beer is nothing new. The lager and lemonade combo of Europe, known by various names—shandy, panaché, and …

Is Sipping Rum the New Bourbon?

A number of brands are betting that aged rum will be able to challenge whiskey and Cognac for the attention of American drinkers.<p>“This is the year …