Perfect match: Britvic has released a spiced orange mixer for busy bartenders to use with rum

Britvic launches dark spirits mixer

By Emily Hawkins

Soft drinks maker Britvic has developed a mixer to be used with dark spirits, which have been billed as a growing trend in the sector.

Join us: Spirits Summit to be held in London on 2 October

Get a full measure of the spirits category

By Nicholas Robinson

Pink gin, whisky, alcohol-free ‘spirits’ and the rise of English rum are just a handful of the topics we’re exploring at this year’s Spirits Summit at the Yard, Shoreditch, in London on 2 October.

No booze: new range of alcohol-free spirits launched

Alcohol-free ‘gin’ and ‘rum’ launched

By Nicholas Robinson

Funkin cocktails founder Alex Carlton has stepped into the alcohol-free ‘spirits’ category with the launch of Stryyk Not Rum and Not Gin variants.

How you like: drinkers told not to worry about how they drink their whiskey

Drink whiskey ‘any damn way you want’

By Nicholas Robinson

That's the advice of Jim Beam’s straight-talking head distiller Fred Noe, speaking on a visit to the UK from JB's homeland of Kentucky where the spirit has been distilled since 1795.

A good Spritz: Campari sales fizz up

Aperol Spritz drives up Campari’s UK sales

By Nicholas Robinson

Gruppo Campari’s UK sales have risen significantly, with a chunk of that growth coming from sales of Aperol, the main ingredient in the Aperol Spritz.

WSTA: Celebrating spirits success

Spirits Summit

WSTA: Celebrating spirits success

By Miles Beale

I am delighted to be able to support the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s Spirits Summit this year by giving a keynote address.

Greene King: Sales up & Spirit integration 'going well'

City news

Greene King: Sales up & Spirit integration 'going well'

By Ruth Williams, MC Allegra FS

Greene King has this morning announced that like-for-like sales across its managed retail estate grew by 1.3% in the 18 weeks to 6 September, with growth of 1.9% in the last 10 weeks.

Spirits Summit gets WSTA support

Spirits Summit gets WSTA support

By Mike Berry

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has thrown its support behind the Spirits Summit — the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s new event for the burgeoning on-trade spirits category.

Only the strong survive: A low ABV found when spirits are tested can result in serious penalties

Trading standards: Protection against low ABVs

From time to time a particular area of the country will experience a large number of visits to licensed premises by trading standards officers who will test a whole range of spirits behind the bar or bars, to determine whether they are carrying the correct...