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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.


Colorady Whiskey Article
Class of 2011: The Hottest New Backbar Prospects   August 15, 2011

There increasingly are more genuinely enticing spirits on our nation’s backbars. Coupled with the resurgence of the cocktail, there has never been a better time to imbibe.More>>

Gin Joint Article
How Select Sodas Can Give your Beverage Program an Upgrade    March 22, 2011

No matter how high the quality of the other ingredients, what your long drinks are finished with tells how serious you are about quality. More>>

Flowers Article
Spring is Here, and Menus are Blooming   March 22, 2011

Not much fruit yet, but spring bar menus are starting to emerge like crocuses in the snow. In fact, flowers are joining preserves, and punch service is showing flexibility More>>

Tart N' Sand Article
Are Barrel-aged Cocktails in your Future?   March 8, 2011

It’s hard to ignore the explosion of barrel-aged cocktails, though I confess I have tried. But with even mainstream bars getting on the bandwagon, it’s clear that our friend Tony Conigliaro has started something big...More>>

Swan Dive Article
Southern Fried Drinking   February 22, 2011

Do we really still drink regionally? Certain habits die hard, but as bartenders work hard at being both seasonal and local, there are some ingredient trends worth noting. Take the Southeast...More>>

Glass of whiskey on the rocks Article
Living Luxe   December 8, 2010

A focus on the high end of the pricing spectrum might fly in the face of the recent economic trends, but it seems to be the norm among new cocktail-oriented bars. More>>

record Article
Trends 2011   December 8, 2010

What's coming for nightclubs and bars in 2011? We're predicting high-tech tables, retro design, house music and much more. More>>

Brandon Ristaino Cooper Gillespie Thirsty Crow Article
American Made   September 8, 2010

Whiskeys of all sorts – single-barrel, barrel-proof, corn, even white dog – find a home in cocktails, sparking new interest and sales of our native spirit.More>>

Cocktail Article
NYC’s Theater Bar, Castagna’s Seasonal Menu and New Pizza House in SF   September 7, 2010

Albert Trummer launches Theater Bar in TriBeCa. In Portland, Ore., Castagna’s David Cooper is infusing the cocktail list with its own seasonal story. Tony Gemignani is opening Tony’s Coal-Fired Pizza & Slice House in San Francisco. More>>

Spirits of MExico logo Article
Notes on Tequila from Spirits of Mexico   August 24, 2010

I’m currently knee-deep in scoring sheets and palate-weary from the 2010 Spirits of Mexico competition, just wrapped up last week. I’m impressed by the number, range and quality that were entered this year.More>>



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