If the other lists in this report speak of the bestselling and the trending brands in the world of elite bars, this ranking is different. Here we ask about bartenders’ favourite spirits.

Plantation rum is set to release its Extrême No.4 Collection consisting of eight rums to selected global market this October.

Plantation Rum has decided to evolve its brand name in line with the changing dialogue surrounding racial equality around the world.

Bailey Pryor, founder of The Real McCoy Rum which is produced at Foursquare Distillery in Barbados, has voiced concerns over opposition to Barbadian rum Geographic Indication proposals.

The West Indies Rum Distillery (WIRD) has defended its stance on the recently purposed Geographic Indication for Barbados rum going against the distiller’s historic production methods.

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Nick Strangeway

Bottled cocktails: The dos and don'ts

Pre-made cocktails have always carried a stigma, which I find odd. The romance of watching bartenders make drinks from scratch left pre-batched cocktails feeling cheap to many consumers, but lockdowns have forced this attitude to change.

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