Spirits & Cocktails

Changing times: could serving drinks in a glass be something of the past?

7 ways not to serve cocktails

By Nikkie Sutton

Drinkers have taken to social media to air their frustration at being served drinks, including cocktails, in vessels other than glasses.

Gin protest: the WSTA voices concern ahead of the Budget

Gin boom to be affected by tax increase

By Robert Mann

Britain’s booming £2bn gin industry shows no signs of slowing down and now gin makers across the country have united to call on the Chancellor to freeze spirit duty.

Rising up: spirits and wine sales have soared by 5% since last year

WSTA: gin and fizz are bolstering British pubs

By Nikkie Sutton

Wine and spirit sales in UK pubs account for more than one third (36%) of the value of alcohol sold, worth almost £6bn to pubs, according to the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

Can rum topple gin? James Lawrence from English Spirit prsented a potted history on the growth of English rum

Spirits Summit

Can rum compete with gin?

By Stuart Stone

James Lawrence from small batch distillers English Spirit gave The Morning Advertiser’s Spirit Summit the lowdown on the rise of English rum and his thoughts on how rum can compete with gin.

Peak pink? According to David T Smith, the pink gin craze is here to stay

Spirits Summit

The thing about pink gin

By Stuart Stone

Independent spirits writer, consultant and gin specialist David T Smith discusses where pink gin came from, where it is now, and where it's going, at the Spirits Summit (2 October) today.

Taste success: coming up with alternative serves for whisky can help pubs sell more of the spirit, according to experts

Spirits Summit

Whisky drinkers’ image needs to change to help drive category

By Nikkie Sutton

The old-school traditional image of a whisky drinker being an older gentleman with a pipe, sipping on the spirit next to a fire must drastically change in order to boost whisky sales, according to two spirits companies.

Changing experiences: Tom Mallett from Kantar World Panel discussed the evolution of on-trade and off-trade alcohol consumption

Spirits Summit

How are visits to the on-trade changing?

By Stuart Stone

Kantar World Panel consumer insight director Tom Mallett discussed ways in which the on-trade can compete with the £13.29bn off-trade at The Morning Advertiser’s Spirit Summit at The Yard in Shoreditch, London.