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Spirits Trends

Spirits trends; articles and tips from industry experts covering the latest spirits used in leading bars, nightclubs and restaurants. See how new spirits can drive profitability to your bar or nightclub.


Whiskey / Bourbon Article
Hot New North American Whiskeys for 2014   May 5, 2014

One of the bankable beverage trends in the U.S. is that whiskey sales are now growing at a faster rate than those of light liquors. Big news as this is the first time in over 10 years that that is true.More>>

WSWA
New Beverage Innovations from WSWA   April 15, 2014

Every year the WSWA convention brings, both old and new, wine and spirit companies from across the world. This year there seemed to be less wacky flavored vodkas, and more tequila. More>>

Rum Article
Hot New Romantic Rums for 2014    April 7, 2014

Everything you might have heard about rum being the next hot spirit is true. Over the past five years, its sales have significantly cut into what once seemed like vodka’s seemingly insurmountable lead. More>>

Spring Cocktails Article
Spring Drink Menus are Just Around the Corner   March 4, 2014

There are really two springs: the warm months of May and June, and the earlier months, called "unlocking" by novelist Kurt Vonnegut, when it's still cold and wet. Time now for the unlocking menu.More>>

Anejo Tequila Article
The 12 Hottest New Añejo Tequilas for 2014   February 25, 2014

For a tequila to be classified as an añejo, it must by law have been aged in oak barrels—typically charred American oak barrels—for a minimum of a year up to a day less than three. More>>

Cocktails Article
The Hottest New Spirit Sensations For 2014    February 4, 2014

The prospect of tasting something new is compelling and at the very heart of dynamic beverage marketing. Here’s our list of the hottest new backbar prospects for 2014.More>>

Cocktails Article
The New Year Should Bring New Drinks   January 7, 2014

Change is good, and now's the time to examine all the new beverage choices the market offers.More>>

Vodka Article
Will Vodka Growth Stay Strong?   December 3, 2013

Vodka is one of the best-selling spirits in the world and it is a proven money maker behind the bar so it is intelligent to catch up on the trends in order to maximize on this age-old elixir.More>>

Brandy / Armagnac Article
The Next Brandy...   November 26, 2013

Armagnac has been around for centuries, but despite its artisanal nature and robust flavors, it gets little respect at the bar.More>>

Square One Brewery and Distillery Article
Are Still Pubs The Next Brew Pubs?    November 12, 2013

Making your own spirits is certainly an attention getter, and visiting places like Square One in St. Louis suggests the concept has legs.More>>



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