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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.


Whisky Article
Whiskey Wars! Comparing Irish Whisky vs. American Whiskey    January 8, 2013

The growing trend to return Irish to its pre-Prohibition standing as the country’s favorite imported whiskey continues. However, despite the surge, Irish pales in comparison, in sales, interest and, usually, hue, to American whiskies. More>>

Tequila Sunrise Article
Hot New Tequilas for 2013   December 18, 2012

It should come as no surprise to industry observers that tequila sales are red-hot. It continues to be the fastest growing category of spirits. So, here’s our take on the top contenders.More>>

Technomic News
Technomic’s Top 10 Adult Beverage Trends for 2013   December 14, 2012

Technomic, the premier resource for actionable adult beverage information, tapped its analysts, consultants and experts to highlight the trends shaping the drinks business in 2013. More>>

Cocktail Article
Four Distinct Stand Out Cocktail Programs    November 27, 2012

Wine-based drinks, Francophile cocktails, infusions in bottles and giving the customer what he/she wants - four smart and coherent ways to build a cocktail program.More>>

Kevin Sousa Article
Smoked Onions and Fernet Anyone?   November 27, 2012

Pittsburgh's chef Kevin Sousa has developed a reputation for his strong culinary vision and dedication to the steel city, and now he's put his mark on the cocktail scene as well. More>>

Jack Robertiello
Whither White Whiskey?   November 13, 2012

Two new white whiskies from the biggest names in American spirits make it clear that some folks are optimistic about the quality and prospects for the stuff - count me not among them.More>>

H. Joseph Ehrmann Article
Elixir Goes Green    October 23, 2012

H. Joseph Ehrmann is a leading cocktail authority and the owner/operator of one of San Francisco’s popular landmarks, Elixir. What many people don’t know is in 2005 Elixir became one of the first 50 businesses in San Francisco to become a Certified Green Business. More>>

Larceny Article
Spirits Worth the Wait   October 16, 2012

Beverage menus change based on season and taste, but crucial to establishing a niche is the selection of quality spirits. This time, we look at some new expressions worth considering for your next backbar upgrade.More>>

Tequila Article
Magnificent New Añejo Tequilas   October 9, 2012

World-class añejo tequilas are often described as noble, elegant and sophisticated. By law, these spirits are aged in oak barrels—typically charred American oak barrels—for a minimum of a year and up to a day less than three.More>>

Chef John des Rosiers Article
A Chef Walked into a Distillery   October 2, 2012

Bartenders aren't the only spirit-creators these days. Chef John des Rosiers, has worked with North Shore Distillery, to create No Drama Gin.More>>



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