Spirits & Cocktails

Big milestone: Diageo's 20th anniversary was celebrated globally

Diageo celebrates 20-year anniversary

By Nikkie Sutton

Drinks giant Diageo, which owns brands such as Johnnie Walker Scotch, Smirnoff vodka, Tanqueray gin and Guinness stout, has celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Whisky action: a versatile spirit in cocktails

In association with Diageo

3 whisky cocktails for winter

By Nicholas Robinson

Whisky is unlike any other spirit. Fact. It is complex, often mysterious, but sadly sometimes viewed in the wrong light by drinkers and even some bartenders as a stuffy, challenging liquid that is unyielding and impossible to use in cocktails.

Riding the wave: Guppo Campari UK is seeing success from premium spirits

What’s going on at Campari UK?

By Nicholas Robinson

Campari UK is at the centre of a perfect storm, riding the wave of growing demand for premium drinks from British pubgoers.

Absolut cocktail: the Porn Star Martini

In association with Pernod Ricard UK

Make the perfect Porn Star Martini

By Nicholas Robinson

There is nothing quite like a Porn Star Martini. Not only do you combine the freshness of passion fruit and pineapple with the richness of vanilla, wrapped up in a hit of vodka, you also get another drink on the side.

Duty frozen: tax on wine and spirits will not rise

AUTUMN BUDGET 2017

Wine and spirit duty to be frozen in Autumn Budget

By Nikkie Sutton

Duty on wine and spirits will be frozen rather than increase in line with inflation as planned, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has announced at yesterday's (22 November) Autumn Budget.

The top brands to stock in your pub

The Drinks List: Top Brands To Stock 2018

By Nicholas Robinson

With the on-trade drinks market moving at an ever-faster pace as operators try to keep pace with increasingly volatile drinkers, knowledge truly is power. Here, The Morning Advertiser brings you the facts behind the stats

The right message: Drinkaware boss Elaine Hindal explains the real problem

Drinkaware: ‘We are not the booze police’

By Nicholas Robinson

It is a busy Friday night in the pub and the punters are out in force enjoying themselves as the drinks flow from behind the bar. Just as things start to get into the swing, a distressed customer storms into the bar and frantically screams: “Everybody...