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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.

Tasting Shochu Article
Shochu Deserves to be Recognized Worldwide   February 21, 2012

Once wrong (or maybe just premature), a bar prognosticator again tries to prove that soju/shochu/sochu has a place in cocktails and behind American bars. More>>

Joe Miller Article
Gin & Tonic, Spanish Style   February 21, 2012

In Santa Monica, Bar Pintxo melds the Spanish love affair with gin and the American default gin-based drink, Gin & Tonic, to come up with a drink menu that offers many tweaks of the classic. More>>

NCB Show Article
Boutique Spirits Highlight Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show   February 10, 2012

The upcoming 2012 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, to be held March 12-14 in Las Vegas, will feature a number of superior boutique spirit brands in the Emerging and Boutique Brands Pavilion on the show floor. Some of the entrants include:More>>

blank Article
Boutique Spirits: When Smaller is Better   February 10, 2012

Offering your clientele a fresh array of spirits on your backbar is a proven tactic for bolstering beverage sales. There are more handmade, so-called boutique spirits from which to choose now on the market than ever before.More>>

Mezcal Article
Whiskey and Mescal Top the Single-Spirit Trend   February 7, 2012

In case you missed it, American whiskey is on a big, fat roll, but mescal isn't too far behind! Go beyond the simple pour and sip and mix up the single-spirit theme.More>>

Whiskey Article
Irish Whiskey: It’s Not Just for St. Patty’s Day    January 20, 2012

Plenty of supplier activity has ramped up growing consumer interest in all sorts of Irish whiskey — blended, single malt, special finishes, ages and strengths — as new brands and extensions start to drop in anticipation of the St. Patrick’s Day selling season.More>>

Vodka Article
Transparent Gems: The Very Best in Vodka   January 17, 2012

Vodka will remain America’s spirit of choice for the foreseeable future. Its increasing popularity means that a stream of interesting new brands will continue entering the market. To shallow the learning curve, here’s a scouting report on the best new vodkas you may not have heard of... yet.More>>

Martini Article
The New Class of Cocktail-Friendly Spirits   January 3, 2012

One of the precepts of modern cocktail culture is the better the liquor, the better the drink. Like the spark of genius, some have it — most don’t. So if sipping a slice of the good life is in your near future, consider expanding your cocktail horizons with a few new, engaging spirits. More>>

Bacardi Legacy of the Cocktail Article
Competitions Bring out the Best in the Mixology Biz   November 15, 2011

Cocktail competitions across the United States, including Speed Rack competitions in Los Angeles, Bloom Gin's San Francisco Cocktail Crawl and Bacardi Legacy of the Cocktail in New York, showcase some of the best talent in the industry.More>>

Scotch Article
Adventures With Scotch   November 8, 2011

While dwarfed by the relative size of the bourbon and Canadian whisky markets, Scotch remains one of the identifiable standard bearers of urbane consumerism. Its cache of uncompromised quality, breadth of expression and dynamic range of flavor has made Scotch a global heavyweight.More>>

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