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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
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>>

Rum Article
Resurgent Rum on the Charts with a Bullet   September 25, 2012

Rum is once again on the charts with a bullet! Even in a relatively weak economy, the rum category continued to grow last year at an impressive 2.2%. More>>

Cognac Article
Cognac-Based Cocktails are a Marketing Bonanza   September 11, 2012

Steadily increasing sales of top-shelf spirits confirm that we as a nation have developed a taste for the good stuff. For those times when an ordinary cocktail won’t do, savvy mixologists are now reaching for the nearest bottle of cognac.More>>

BackBar Article
Hot New Backbar Prospects    September 11, 2012

People who appreciate world-class spirits are driven by the sense of discovery. The prospect of tasting something new is compelling and at the very heart of dynamic beverage marketing. Staying ahead of the curve is essential.More>>

Vodka Article
Vibrant New Flavored Vodkas to Die For   September 4, 2012

The ongoing cocktail boom has sparked the release of increasing numbers of flavored vodkas onto American backbars. In the event you missed the fanfare over their initial releases, here’s a brief recap of the best and the brightest new flavored vodkas. More>>

News
The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley, Charbay Distillery and Gläce Luxury Ice Applaud Winners of Third Annual Wine Country Cocktail Competition    August 27, 2012

Top wine country mixologists and leaders of the spirits and bartending communities gathered on August 6th for the third annual Wine Country Cocktail Competition held at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa. More>>

Burnt Honey Mezcal Article
Agave Blossoms, but This Time It's Mezcal   August 21, 2012

Mezcal cocktails are spreading fast, but this long, hot summer has also brought us slushitos, frappés and pupsicles. Oh, and then there are wine milk shakes...More>>

Dave Pickerell Article
Pickerell Picks Craft Distilling   July 24, 2012

What's going on in small distilling? Perhaps no one is better positioned to talk about the booming field than Dave Pickerell, best known for his long association with Maker’s Mark bourbon where he was master distiller, who in the last few years has spread his wings and consulted with many of...More>>

cocktails Article
Beer-focused Old Chicago Gives Its Cocktail Menu a Fresh Look   July 23, 2012

Old Chicago might be revamping its cocktail menu, but Stuart Melia wants to make one thing clear: The focus is still on beer.More>>



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