Spirits

Crunching the numbers: an in-depth look at the best performing brands and variants in every beverage category in the on-trade

Drinks list 2020

The Drinks List: Top Brands to Stock 2020

By Nicholas Robinson

Getting to grips with data in The Morning Advertiser’s Drinks List 2019 will give operators a head start in formulating successful drinks menus.

Rum’s the word: while the overall rum market only grew marginally, excitement surrounds the category for 2020

Rum set to be next big spirit in 2020

By Nikkie Thatcher

Sales of dark and golden rums are on the rise as in the 12 months to June 2019, dark rums were worth £127m and golden rums £383m, according to a new report.

All about the 'Gram: how to make your drink a social media star

In association with Diageo

How to make a drink Instagrammable

By Nicholas Robinson

The phrase ‘people are drinking less, but better’ is well-used, but gives the pub and bar trade something they can really use to their advantage.

Alcohol-free spirit: Stryyk launches Not Vodka

Alcohol-free vodka launched by Stryyk

By Nicholas Robinson

Alcohol-free spirit brand Stryyk has added a third variant to its portfolio, which now consists of Not Rum, Not Gin and new addition Not Vodka.

Tops: The biggest-selling brands in the UK on-trade

The Drinks List: Top Brands to Stock 2019

By Nicholas Robinson

With so much conflicting research in the market and varying opinions from analysts, The Morning Advertiser’s Drinks List 2019 reveals exactly what is going on with sales at the bar.

What is it? experts try to define craft

Can we define craft?

By Nicholas Robinson

The word 'craft' is bandied around so often it’s hard to know what is and what is not craft. Harder still is the fact few, the drinks industry in particular, work towards a standard when defining something as craft.

The only way is up: gin sales rocket further than ever

Brits chug back record amounts of gin

By Nicholas Robinson

Brits have sloshed back 60m bottles of gin in the past 12 months, worth £1.6bn, according to the latest figures from the Wine & Spirits Trade Association (WSTA).