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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.

Drinks trends for 2017

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.

Trending event: get into the spirit of the summit


10 reasons to attend the Future Trends: Spirits event

By Nicholas Robinson

Operators will descend on London’s Royal Institution next month for the must-attend Future Trends: Spirits event where top trends, innovations and new products will be exclusively revealed. Here are the top 10 reasons why you must not miss it.

Quick, easy and tasty cocktails

Drink deconstructed

Rum cocktail: Golden Daiquiri

By Nicholas Robinson

Dark and spiced rums are rising in popularity, so it's time to put some easy and refreshing rum cocktails on your bar menu, such as the Golden Daiquiri.

Cocktails in pubs are on the up

Top 10 spirits brands in pubs

Brexit will lead customers to trade-up on spirits

By Nicholas Robinson

Brexit will impact the UK’s spirits category, but operators can benefit from any negativity by focusing on their customers’ needs, according to William Grant & Sons’ managing director for UK & Ireland.

Halewoods and Liverpool Gin


Halewood takes on Liverpool Gin

By Nicholas Robinson

Drinks manufacturer and distributor Halewood International has added Liverpool Gin to its portfolio.

The 6 best beer cocktails

Beer special

The 6 best beer cocktails

By Laurie Macdonald

The words ‘beer’ and ‘cocktail’ are seldom found in the same sentence, but with a move away from sweet cocktails, inventive bartenders are turning to beer to jazz up their concoctions. 

Christmas cocktails offer a sales boost

Christmas drinks that will boost your sales

By Alison Baker

Several summer drinks brands, such as Pimm’s and Aspall Cyder, have given their offer a wintry feel to get in on the festive action. The cocktails opportunity is no different, offering hosts scope for year-round sales. The PMA looks at how licensees can...

Cocktail sales in pubs set to increase in the next two years

Cocktail sales in pubs set to increase in the next two years

By John Harrington, M&C Report

On-trade cocktails consumption is to grow more than 10% in the next two years, as 76% of outlets report equal or increased cocktail sales on the previous year, according to First Drinks’ annual Market Report.

Growth: Premium spirits

Premium brands drive on-trade spirit growth

By John Harrington

Premium spirits are driving growth in the on-trade spirits category, fuelled by a growth in cocktails and premium drinking venues and the continued...

Beadles: ramping up spirits service

WSTA to expand spirits role

By Ewan Turney

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association will expand its role on behalf of the spirits sector in the New Year.

Auchentoshan: nationwide events roll-out

Whisky fun primed for a roll-out

By Robyn Black

Cellar Trends is planning to roll out its Auchentoshan Presents events nationwide as it looks to attract younger drinkers into its Auchentoshan...



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Peter Coulson


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The Premier Group’s Jonathan Romans says retailers need to rethink their approach to stationery

Food File - New products

Masterfoods has launched Dolmio Fagottini, a new frozen, filled pasta. Two varieties are available, All' Arrabbiata and Crema di Formaggio. Trish...

Mixing it up

Mixing it up

For pubs that don't have time to turn their barperson into Tom Cruise, there are several ready-to-mix cocktails now on the market. By Ben...