Spirits & Cocktails

Should I serve cocktails when reopening after lockdown?

Post-lockdown profits hidden in cocktails

By Nicholas Robinson

It was the rising star of the on-trade outside of specialist bars, yet cocktails in pubs understandably took a bashing during and after the first coronavirus lockdown. But forget the category at your peril, because the money generated by cocktails prior...

Lockdown champion: 'Our latest numbers show that rum is lockdown’s champion, as the experimentation Brits liked to enjoy in pubs and bars carried over to their homes,' the WSTA's Miles Beale said

Rum crowned ‘the drink of lockdown’

By Stuart Stone

New figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) have revealed rum enjoyed the biggest growth across all spirits categories during lockdown.

Buyout: Chase bought out by Diageo

Diageo buys Chase distillery

By Nicholas Robinson

Spirits giant Diageo has acquired family-owned Chase Distillery and its portfolio of brands for an undisclosed sum.

More pours: which new products have launched in the past week?

New product round-up

Fruit flavoured serves the pick of latest product launches

By Stuart Stone

From a pair of passion fruit pours and a tayberry tipple to the launch of a trio of schnapps serves, there are berry rich pickings for operators among the glut of new fruit flavoured products in this week's round-up.

More pours: which new products have launched in the past week?

NEW PRODUCT ROUND-UP

Bacardi and Dead Man’s Fingers grow rum range

By Stuart Stone

Both Bacardi and Dead Man’s Fingers have added new variants ahead of National Rum Day on 16 August, while Everards and Robinsons have launched limited edition beers.

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