Brands Report: Gin

04 January, 2018

Tanqueray tops the best sellers yet again, but Hendrick’s is making its mark. By Hamish Smith

This year was Drinks International’s 22nd Cocktail Challenge, making it one of the longest running cocktail competitions in the world.

Jamaican rum is a reference point of the rum taste spectrum. Hamish Smith looks into its past, present and future

Trouble in paradise

16 June, 2014

Mezcal is making its way into the drinking repertoires of new fans worldwide. But it’s not all plain sailing for the agave spirit. Hamish Smith reports

Little Red Door’s Remy Savage became Bombay Sapphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender yesterday, prevailing from a field of international finalists on the gin brand’s home soil, the UK.

Andrew Loudon of London’s Satan’s Whiskers has won the tenth edition of the Havana Club Grand Prix cocktail competition in Cuba.

Hamish Smith caught up with Havana Club CEO Jérôme Cottin-Bizonne in Cuba ahead of the Havana Club Grand Prix.

on 12 May, 2014

Hamish Smith was at The Distillers City Debate, where the future of rum was the topic of discussion

Love in a cold climate

14 April, 2014

North America has fallen for Canadian whisky. Hamish Smith charts the courtship rituals of the major players with eyes on the category

The face of sparkling wine could change as global warming takes hold. Hamish Smith investigates

Tonic water

30 August, 2013

It’s a widely underestimated component of the classic gin mix, but tonic water is gaining ground when it comes to premiumisation. Hamish Smith reports

Cognac overview

30 August, 2013

Production of Cognac is limited by its geography and its vineyards, so how is it coping with increasing demand? Hamish Smith investigates

Profile: Ian Burrell

06 August, 2013

Hamish Smith hooks up with self-styled global rum ambassador Ian Burrell in Venezuela

There’s a whiff of uprising in Bordeaux’s middle classes. Hamish Smith reports 

Fair Trade Agreements between the EU and Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama will come into force today, according to the Scotch Whisky Association.

Wemyss Malts has released another batch of single cask, single malt Scotch whiskies to Europe and Asia.

Venezuelan bartender Anthony Medina has become Diplomático rum’s inaugural world cocktail champion, after unexpectedly triumphing on home soil.

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.

Profile: Ron Jeremy

07 January, 2013

Porn star Ron Jeremy gets the bar call for a rum which bears his name. Hamish Smith meets the actor as his promotional roadshow rolls into London

Portuguese wine

29 October, 2012

Portugal has no shortage of great wines to offer the world, but its challenge lies in communicating the message. Hamish Smith reports

Cider

12 September, 2012

Cider – and its many variants – continues to capture the imaginations of consumers. But does it have worldwide appeal? Hamish Smith gets to the core of the issue

Asian beer

30 July, 2012

Asian beer hopes to reverse the trend of beverages tending to head east. Hamish Smith reports on efforts to break out of the box

Cachaça

24 February, 2012

Brazil’s national spirit is confined mostly to its own country’s shores. But Hamish Smith unearths a number of factors that look about to change all that

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