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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.


Tequila Article
Tequila Learns A Lesson From Whiskey   October 29, 2013

Barrel finishes have been tried with great success in Scotland, Kentucky and Canada for years. Only recently has the trend been tackled in Mexico, and now Herradura is back with their second try. It's a sign of changes in Jalisco. More>>

Beer Article
Restaurant Trends Slow, Especially In Beer   October 28, 2013

Restaurant traffic and sales turned weaker in the third quarter, according to a recent report, and chains have another worry, as beer's 2013 isn't looking so good either. More>>

Flavored Whiskey
Fascinating New Whiskey Flavors    October 14, 2013

Spurred by the success of the various honeyed whisky brands and the booming Red Stag, whiskey makers have unleashed a flood of new flavored releases this fall.More>>

Moonshine Article
Moonshine On The Rise   August 6, 2013

Unaged American whiskey has found friends behind the bar, friends the white dog needs if the category is going to continue to grow.More>>

Sherry Article
On The Hunt For The New Unique    July 8, 2013

Derek Brown and Steve Olson are well-known in the Beverage World, and now they each have a new operation: one a Washington, DC, Sherry Bar, and the other, soon to come, a modest sized NYC location making tough choices based on food suitability. More>>

Tequila Cocktail from Mayahuel Article
Tequila, Anyone?   July 1, 2013

Many bar-goers are saying yes to tequila, as this 76-80 proof agave-based distilled beverage is being incorporated into menus way beyond tequila bars and Mexican restaurants.More>>

Guinness Article
Drinking in Dublin   June 25, 2013

The Irish whiskey boom is more than an American phenomenon, and with new distilleries on the rise and big players like Beam Global planning big things for its new brands, what people are drinking in Dublin and beyond deserves a look.More>>

BarMagic Gin Cocktail Article
Simpler, Lighter Gin Classics Shining Bright this Summer    June 17, 2013

This is the summer of the sneaky gin drink! We're seeing fresh gin cocktails finally popping up with success on national chain menus. And high end hotels and rated restaurants are having fun with simple, fresh ideas.More>>

Rum Cocktail
Rum's Real Flavors   June 11, 2013

What growth there is in the rum category seems to be coming from spiced and flavored brands. Why don't Americans get how tasty real rum is?More>>

Whiskey Barrel Article
As Bourbon Grows, So Grows Kentucky    April 30, 2013

The international boom in bourbon and rye means Kentucky is on the biggest distillery and facility building boom since before Prohibition. That means good things for bar and restaurant operators. More>>



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