Spirits

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What's hitting the shelves? Festive special

By Santa Claus

From Sprite Winter Spiced Cranberry to Smirnoff Ice's Cremsiffino gift boxes, we take a look at some of the festive drinks on shelves around the globe.

Japan is the second biggest market in the world for RTD beverages, catching up to the US in sales.

'Premium level' RTD shots find new footing on-premise in Japan

By Beth Newhart

New York-based LIQS Cocktail Shots is taking its growth international with November’s launch into Japan. Its lines of liquor-based and wine-based shots build their audience first on-premise at concerts, stadiums and festivals.

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What does the future of gifting look like in the spirits industry?

By Leyton Hardwick, founder and creative director, Drink Works

The festive season is a key trading period for spirits. And branded gift packs in particular are proving to be a major area of innovation, thanks to technological advances and heightened creativity, writes Leyton Hardwick of design agency Drink Works...

Bacardi acquires Stillhouse Spirits

Bacardi acquires Stillhouse Spirits

By Rachel Arthur

Bacardi has acquired Stillhouse Spirits, a ‘young powerhouse brand’ in the US whose products include vodka, whiskey and bourbon.

Drink Tank: Beer, wine and spirit insights for the UK on-trade

Drink Tank: New event offers liquid insights for the UK on-trade

By Rachel Arthur

How do you spot a spirit with style? What are the biggest trends in beer? And how are low and no ABV products shaping the drinks market? A new event called Drink Tank will put the spotlight on the opportunities and challenges for drinks in the UK on-trade....

Villa One is made with artesian well water and sustainably sourced, 100% blue weber agave. Pics: Villa One

Nick Jonas launches tequila with Stoli Group

By Beth Newhart

In collaboration with the makers of Stoli Vodka, Nick Jonas and John Varvatos have created a new US tequila brand. Villa One premieres in September with three varieties.

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