Distilled Beverage

Rum's punch: Ian Burrell believes a run on rum is down to enthusiastic bartenders

Future Trends: Spirits

Top bartenders ‘driving demand’ for rum

By James Beeson

Demand for rum is being driven by the enthusiasm of top bartenders and the growth in interest in cocktails, according to a leading global rum ambassador.

Emerging scene: the Japanese whisky market is a serious challenger to the old world

Future Trends: Spirits

Where next for whisky?

By James Beeson

The rise of products from the rest of the world market and an increased focus on personality are just two trends to look out for in the future of whisky, according to a leading spirits author.

Future trend: golden rum is predicted to overtake gin volumes in the next three years

Future Trends: Spirits

Rum will overtake gin as the next big spirit

By Nikkie Sutton

Golden rum will be the next big trend in the spirits category, outpacing gin in the next three years according to data insight experts CGA.

Need to know: what's going on at Future Trends: Spirits

7 things you need to know about spirits

By Nicholas Robinson

Spirits sales in pubs are now worth £1.7bn, having risen by 4.8% compared to the previous year, driven by the growth of premium in particular.

That's the spirit: consumers spending more on home drinking

Consumers spending big on booze for home

By Nicholas Robinson

Brits, on average, are spending almost £1,500 on alcohol a year for the home, with premium spirits among their top choices, a new report has claimed.

Popular: Cocktail drinkers visit the on-trade and spend more than other consumers (Photo: Dirty Martini)

Drinks predictions

What 2017 has in store for the drinks category

By Nikkie Sutton

Last year was a mixed bag for the pub trade, from the shockwaves following the ‘Leave’ vote of the EU referendum, to the heavily delayed pubs code and the anguish at the appointment of the US president-elect Donald Trump.