Spirits & Cocktails

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.

6 O Clock gin and tonic flavours

The MA new product review

6 O'Clock Gin launches two new flavours

By Nicholas Robinson

Craft gin producer 6 O'Clock Gin has launched a new series of ready-to-drink products to its range. Find out more by watching the latest MA New Products Review video

How many spirits should my pub stock after coronavirus lockdown?

In association with Diageo

How to sell spirits post-lockdown

By Nicholas Robinson

What will customers want when the pub trade reopens is the million-pound question operators across the UK are likely to be asking as they prepare their sites for the first influx of socially distanced punters. And following a steady uptick in sales over...

Support: $100m to help pubs and bars globally

$100m on-trade global recovery fund launched by Diageo

By Nicholas Robinson

Spirits and beer giant Diageo has announced the launch of a global recovery fund for the on-trade which will see $100m (£79m) of financial support made available to the hospitality sector.

Lessons: how is Spain reopening its hospitality sector?

Top 50 Cocktail Bars

Lessons for UK cocktail bars from Spain

By Nicholas Robinson

While the coronavirus pandemic has caused significant headaches for countless businesses across the world, in some ways it has brought sectors closer together. With everyone facing the same challenges, now is the time to learn the challenges other operators...

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