What water and tonic water do they stock at the world's best bars? Here are our top tens.

Next up we have the best-selling and top trending liqueurs in the world's best bars.

Next up in our Annual Report, we look at the World Whiskies that performed best in our poll of 100 of the best bars in the world. 

What are the top tequilas at the world's best bars? Here are our best-selling and top trending lists. 

Annual Report: Gin Top 10

12 January, 2016

In this edition of the World's 50 Best Bars Annual Report we delve into the gin brands that performed best in 2015

US whiskey is booming, but which brands have cracked it in the world's best bars? Here are our top 10s.

Annual Report: Vodka Top 10

08 January, 2016

Vodka is next up in our top-ten best selling and top trending lists. 

Annual Report: Brandy Top 10

07 January, 2016

Today we concentrate on the top 10 brandies in the World's 50 Best Bars Annual Report. 

Annual Report: Rum Top 10

06 January, 2016

In today's instalment of the World's 50 Best Bars Annual Report we see which rums are the best-selling and the top trending in the world's best bars.

Next up in the World's 50 Best Bars Annual Report we delve into spirits categories. So which Scotch whiskies are the best-selling and the top trending in the world's best bars?

So, now we know The World’s 50 Best Bars 2015, it’s time to take stock. The World’s 50 Best Bars Annual Report does just that – it tells us the buying habits and cocktail trends of the best bars in the world.

Annual Report: How We Did It

04 January, 2016

The World's 50 Best Bars Annual Report 2016 has launched. This article explains how we carried out the survey and collated the results.

Making a Stir

24 December, 2015

In the latest of our articles on the next cocktails to make a stir in the bar world,  World’s 50 Best Bars editor Hamish Smith catches up with Imperial Craft owner Bar Shira, who has entered his drink, 'El Camello...Loco', into Bacardi Legacy 2016.

One night in Dublin

23 December, 2015

World's 50 Best Bars editor Hamish Smith provides a run down of the top cocktail spots in Dublin

Rhythm King

23 December, 2015

The world’s best bar, Artesian, has a new leader in Pip Hanson. Hamish smith finds out where the bar is headed post Alex Kratena

The Nurturer

22 December, 2015

Hamish Smith talks to Edmund Weil, owner of Nightjar and Oriole, about what makes his bars a flying success

Tobias Brauweiler MS, head sommelier at the London restaurant Hakkasan (Hanway Place), has won the first ever Taster of the Year award.

Bars used to offer free food along with drinks but over the years the practice has petered out, bar guru Jan Warren assesses why

The opportunist

27 November, 2015

Hamish smith hooks up with the Worship Street Whistling Shop’s Thomas Aske

Japanese-influenced American bartender Phillip 'Pip' Hanson has been appointed head bartender at the four-time winner of The World’s 50 Bet Bars, Artesian.

Hamish Smith speaks to Karl Too, Kuala Lumpur bartender and owner of Omakase + Appreciate about the Malaysian city's bar industry

Bacardi has named its three most promising bartenders in its Bacardi Legacy Cocktail competition. 

Joe Schofield from American Bar and Beaufort Bar at The Savoy is the national champion of the UK 2015 Beefeater MIXLDN Competition. 

Japanese bartender Koji Esashi has been named Jose Cuervo’s next Don of Tequila following the first global competition of its kind. 

Buxton bartender Mancháin Monaghan of Monk bar is the UK winner of Angostura’s Global Cocktail Challenge.

Alex Kratena and Simone Caporale have left Artesian. Hamish smith gets the exclusive low-down on what follows the world's best bar.

Cocktail guru Jan Warren shares a travelogue of his cocktail adventures

Master graftsman

28 October, 2015

Hamish Smith finds in Charles Joly a man who doesn’t make compromises – but does make great bars

Joe Ballinger of Berry and Rye in Liverpool was named Buffalo Trace UK champion yesterday, after winning the national final in Lexington, Kentucky.

South Africa's Cape Town is a work in progress on the cocktail scene, freelance bartender Nick Koumbarakis tells us why

The World's 50 Best Bars 2015 annual is now available as an e-magazine.

Team London triumphed over Paris, New York and Singapore to win the 24hr Bar Build Challenge in London on Saturday.

Bar Convent Berlin organisers claim attendances were up 20% this year along with a 30% increase in exhibitors.

Bar Convent Berlin opens

06 October, 2015

The Bar Convent, the trade show for the bar and beverage industry in Europe opens in Berlin today (October 6).

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

Balazs Molnar of Artesian was named the first European winner of Botran’s Rookie Cup at the La Terraza de Oscar in Madrid this week.  

Cocktail guru Jan Warren ponders what makes Tiki such an enduring favourite

Murder on the Dancefloor

23 September, 2015

Having all the subtlety of a Bee Gees bouffant, the cocktails of the 70s were perhaps the least likely contenders for a comeback. Yet Hamish Smith finds otherwise

Julio Hospitality

23 September, 2015

Hamish smith took some time out of Tales to meet with Julio Bermejo – one of the bartending industry’s old-school personalities

Cameron named Mastermind

16 September, 2015

William Grant has crowned Michael Cameron from Guy’s Restaurant & Bar, Glasgow, the winner of the Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind Competition.

Kaneko wins World Class

16 September, 2015

Michito Kaneko from The Lamp Bar in Nara, Japan, was crowned world’s best bartender at the final of Diageo Reserve World Class in Cape Town last month.

Vehí takes Gin Mare crown

14 September, 2015

Manel Vehí of beach bar Boia Nit in the Girona province of Spain, has won the fifth Gin Mare Mediterranean Inspirations cocktail competition at the Vila Mare in Ibiza, Spain.

Bars 51-100 are named

02 September, 2015

In anticipation of next month’s World’s 50 Best Bars ceremony and in response to industry demand, Drinks International has released the list of bars that finished in places 51-100 in the 2015 poll.

Cocktail guru Jan Warren ponders what makes tiki such an enduring favourite. 

The Vietnamese city’s bar scene reflects the character of its inhabitants, Trinh Quan Huy-Philip tells us how 

Phil Duff, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Edgar Harden, Jörg Meyer and Felipe Januzzi are among the speakers set to participate in the Bar Convent show in Berlin.

Pernod Ricard UK says it wants to encourage on-trade retailers to ‘get social’ this Christmas to inspire their customers and drive sales of premium wine and spirits.

Milk & Honey bar founder Sasha Petraske, was found dead last Friday, according to reports. The cause of his death is unknown.

The voting for Drinks International’s The World’s 50 Best 2015 has now completed.

A View from the City: Oslo

07 August, 2015

Chris Grøtvedt, head bartender of The Thief and organiser of the Oslo Bar Show, talks us through his city's bar scene

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Three gins that are a real gas

A few years ago, just after the british government had deregulated the gas industry, I spoke to a marketing director tasked with targeting pubs and clubs.

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