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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.


Jacob Grier Article
New Menus, Products and More   May 4, 2010

Sushisamba debuted a menu of signature cocktails; ABSOLUT attempts to reengage bartenders; Dushan Zaric and Jason Kosmas launch Employees Only Brands; and Lucas Bols USA names Jacob Grier Portland area brand ambassador.More>>

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First Ultimate Cocktail Challenge Announces Winners   April 26, 2010

In the Ultimate Cocktail Challenge, expert judges evaluated how, for example, different gins perform in five classic gin cocktails or different vodkas in vodka cocktails. See results here.More>>

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Mark It Down: Events and Product Release Dates   April 20, 2010

Tony Abou-Ganim's birthday request; Sailor Jerry Rum at Social Mixology; and new product releases from Tequila Ocho, Artá tequila, Redemption Rye and Whistle Pig Straight Rye Whiskey.More>>

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Cocktail Competition Entries and Winners   April 6, 2010

The National Restaurant Association's Star of the Bar original cocktail competition, Team USA wins 42Below Cocktail World Cup and Brian Matthys won the USBG NYC Cocktail Challenge.More>>

F. Paul Pacult Article
Pacult Explains Ultimate Cocktail Challenge   April 6, 2010

The Ultimate Cocktail Challenge is the first major competition designed to judge which specific brand of spirits work best in different cocktails. Founder F. Paul Pacult explains how this will work.More>>

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Spirits in the Air: New Awards, Events and Products   April 6, 2010

Results of Polished Palate’s International Rum Competition; NYC holds Spirits of Mexico, New York Spirits Awards and Wine Awards; and new spirits from orange Ketel One to G’Vine Nouaison.More>>

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On-Premise Sales Key to Spirits Recovery   April 5, 2010

Distilled spirits may be recession resilient, but the trick now is to gain greater momentum as the industry moves from recession to recovery, according to DISCUS.More>>

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Mixology on Display at NCB Show   March 23, 2010

Jack Robertiello hadn’t been to the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show for at least five years, and he was curious about how things had changed since then. Here are his impressions.More>>

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Toasting Spirits Competition Winners   March 23, 2010

Two major spirit competitions announced their winners last week: the Ultimate Spirits Challenge and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Find out the winners from every category.More>>

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U.S. vs. UK Bartenders Deciphered   March 23, 2010

Claire Smith, head of spirit creation & mixology for Moët Hennessy’s Belvedere Vodka, discusses the differences between U.S. and UK bartenders, and the future of the vodka business.More>>



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