Spirits & Cocktails

In the mix: (l-r) People’s Champion Scott Addison, Southern Showdown winner Adam Day and Global Southern Showdown 2018 winner Lee Jones

Southern Comfort crowns best mixologists

By Robert Mann

Two triumphant bartenders were cheered to victory last night – becoming winners of Southern Comfort’s Southern Showdown cocktail competition.

Home-grown homage: Macallan Estate has been made to honour the distillery’s Speyside location

The Macallan unveils exclusive new whisky

By Robert Mann

The Macallan has unveiled its latest release, a new single malt containing rare spirit distilled with barley grown at the Easter Elchies estate, the home of its distillery.

Imbibe Live 2019: what's on at the show?

In association with Imbibe

What’s on at Imbibe Live 2019?

By Nicholas Robinson

Celebrating its 10th year, Imbibe Live is back at the London Olympia with a raft of expert speakers, along with new products and exhibitors, as The Morning Advertiser reveals in this guide to the show.

Perfect tonic: Boë Gin directors Andrew Richardson (left) and Carlo Valente

Flavoured gin boom boosts Boë sales by £7.4m

By Stuart Stone

Stirling-based Boë Gin has revealed a near eightfold sales increase for the 12 months to February 2019 against a backdrop of a flourishing flavoured spirit category.

Winning combination: Warner’s gin-inspired garden won silver guilt

‘It’s graft gin, not craft’ says Warner’s gin founder

By Nicholas Robinson

Warner’s gin founder Tom Warner has dubbed his seven-year-old brand as “graft” gin rather than “craft” in defiance of what he called misleading marketing by large gin producers that make inferior products.