Spirits & Cocktails

Straw debate: life is plastic, but it's not fantastic

7 alternatives to plastic straws

By Nicholas Robinson

More pubs and their customers are speaking out against the use of plastic straws and seeking alternatives to the environmentally hazardous tubes we’ve, for decades, grown accustomed to drinking from.

Planning ahead: operators need to differentiate their offer

Drinks planning: flavours of the months

By Michelle Perrett

January is traditionally not the easiest month in which to attract punters to the pub, but licensees should view it as an opportunity by finding the right drinks to sell – and the same goes for many other events throughout the upcoming 12 months.

Rum news: Diageo has stopped all advertising on Snapchat as a result of the ruling

ASA bans Captain Morgan Snapchat filter

By James Beeson

Diageo Great Britain has been banned from producing a Snapchat lens advertising its Captain Morgan rum brand, after the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) ruled that the filter could appeal to under-18s.

On the up: rum sales rising fast

Rum sales hot on the heels of gin

By Nicholas Robinson

Sales of rum are expected to exceed the £1bn mark for 2017, just behind sales of gin, which totalled £1.2bn in the 12 months to September last year.