Altamura Distilleries has introduced Lorenzo Di Cola, formerly of the Experimental Cocktail Club group, to its team as international head of brand across all key global markets, including Italy, the US, UK and India.

Shay Waterworth explains why DI believes it’s so important to partner with Tales of the Cocktail on its Beyond the Bar programme.

A response to the notion that 'without criticism there is only marketing', by DI editor Shay Waterworth.

In September, Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto celebrated the anniversary of its sixth year. To mark the occasion, the brand announced the release of a new book outlining the first five years of Italicus. Drinks International caught up with founder Giuseppe Gallo to talk about the evolution of the brand.

Edrington UK has announced the appointment of its latest UK Brand Ambassador for the House of Suntory, Raffaele Di Monaco.

Drinks International sat down with the acting bar manager of the American Bar at The Savoy, Andrea Di Chiara, to talk about the closure, reopening and a new dawn at the UK’s oldest surviving cocktail bar.

The announcement of Martin Green’s departure from Drinks International marks the end of an era for Agile Media and a significant loss for the wider drinks trade.

Drinks International has announced the appointment of Shay Waterworth as its new editor to replace the outgoing Martin Green from April onwards.

Drinks International's Global Bar Edition, which includes the official guide to The World’s 50 Best Bars 2021, has launched in digital form.

Prosecco: The sweet spot

22 August, 2018

Prosecco producers are looking for ways to beat the ravages of climate change in the vineyards. Shay Waterworth reports from Italy

New shoots

08 February, 2018

Finally getting its own craft segment, vodka is taking cues from wine and championing the terroir of its base as a flavour provider. Shay Waterworth grows the theory.

The Millionaires' Club 2014

Download The Millionaires' Club PDF here

Welcome to The Millionaires' Club 2014.

The Millionaires’ Club is Drinks International’s ranking of the biggest selling brands in the global spirits industry.

For qualification brands must achieve global sales volumes of 1 million 9-litre cases or more.

This year the list comprises 179 spirits and liqueurs from all corners of the world, with notable brands entering and dropping out of the 2014 list.

Alongside the Full Listing, this year's supplement includes the Market Overview and a breakdown of brands by spirits category. 

There are sections on the Fastest Growing spirits and the Major Players that operate million-case brands.

We picked out our Ones to Watch for next year, and we speak to Officer's Choice owner ABD about building the biggest whisky brand in the world.

Rum cocktails

12 September, 2012

Lucy Britner mixes with the best

on 18 January, 2012

Last night I went to Boisdale, that well known London haunt for whisky, cigar and red meat lovers, for the launch of The Balvenie Craftsman's Reserve No1, The Cooper...

on 09 November, 2011

We have just finalised the DI Dozen for 2011.  these are the products, companies, categories, sectors that have caught our eye...

Sparkling wine brand Follador has launched its premium range of Proseccos to travel retail.

 

Now in its twenty third year, Drinks International’s Cocktail Challenge is one of the longest running cocktail competitions in the world. It has built a reputation for its independent, sponsor-free approach. This year we are in search for a new creative and innovative serve that will excite our panel of judges from the World’s 50 Best Bars. The annual competition pits global spirits and liqueur brands’ best cocktails against each other in a blind tasting to  nd the Cocktail Challenge Champion for 2016. Brands are invited to submit their recipes into the Aperitif, Long Drinks and A er Dinner categories. Cocktails will be made and judged by bartenders from the World’s 50 Best Bars.

Categories

Aperitif Cocktail - White Spirits
Aperitif Cocktail - Brown Spirits
Aperitif Cocktail - Liqueurs & Specialities
Long Drink Cocktail - White Spirits
Long Drink Cocktail - Brown Spirits
Long Drink Cocktail - Liqueurs & Specialities
After Dinner Cocktail - White Spirit
After Dinner Cocktail - Brown Spirits
After Dinner Cocktail - Liqueurs & Specialities

Click here to enter the 2016 awards

For enquiries contact:

Rick Beaumont on +44 (0) 1293 558130 email rick.beaumont@drinksint.com 

Or

Jo Morley on +44 (0) 1293 590044 email jo.morley@drinksint.com

 

Click below to see the archive of previous winners.

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Diageo intends to grow Captain Morgan into a "global mega brand", according to Ed Pilkington, the group’s global category director for vodka, gin and rum.

Digital Edition

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