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Chairman's Reserve's Spice Lab comp opens for entries

Chairman’s Reserve Rum has announced the return of its competition: The Chairman’s Spice Lab.

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Crystal Head vodka extends deadline for Creative Spirit Challenge 2023

Crystal Head vodka's Creative Spirit Challenge, which is returning this year after a four-year hiatus, has extended its deadline for entries.

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Roma Bar Show returns this May for its third edition

The Roma Bar Show returns on the 29th and 30th of May, at the historic Palazzo dei Congressi in Rome and will host hundreds of brands and operators from the international spirits industry. 

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Jack Sotti partners with Watson family to launch Chablis-inspired gin

Drinks consultant Jack Sotti has partnered with Alex Watson, actress sister Emma Watson and winemaker father Chris Watson to launch the Chablis-inspired gin, Renais, this summer.

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Matthew Dakers to open 11th & Social in Norwich

London bartender Matthew Dakers is to open his first venue, 11th & Social, in Norwich. 

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50 Best launches Bareksten Best Bar Design Award

The World's 50 Best Bars has unveiled a brand-new award that will celebrate the best in bar design – The Bareksten Best Bar Design Award. 

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Cocktails in the City to return for 2023

London cocktail festival Cocktails in the City has announced it will be returning to Bedford Square Gardens across three weekends this summer.

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Sonia Elia joins Cocchi as brand advocacy manager

Former Hilton Park Lane bartender Sonia Elia has joined Cocchi in a newly-created brand advocacy manager role, as the Italian aromatised wine brand seeks to strengthen ties with the on-trade.

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Fortnum & Mason's revamped bar to allow guests to create cocktails

Fortnum & Mason in London is to relaunch its third-floor bar 3’6 on May 1st, and in doing so will throw open the cocktail-making process to its guests.

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Chairman Reserve Spiced: an authentic spiced rum

Class chats to Dave Marsland, UK brand ambassador for Saint Lucia Distillers, about why authenticity matters when it comes to spiced rum. 

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The best of the best in the BBAs 2023

To conclude our highlights of the BBAs 2023 we have our best of the best list - the top 10 products from the entire BBAs competition, which is headed by ths year's Supreme Champion. 

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The best tonic waters from the BBAs 2023

Tonic water is the last category we come to in the BBAs, but is no less important than the others. Here's the top five from a jam-packed tonic water judging session. 

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The best ciders from the BBAs 2023

Cider doesn't have a big role in cocktail bars, but it's still on a good number of menus. Here are our panel's top five picks from our cider session. 

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Why old whisky became the preserve of investors not bartenders

Hamish Smith interviews Isabel Graham-Yooll, auction director at Whisky.Auction, about the brands and categories that have rocketed in value at whisky auctions – and learns why.

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Adam Handling’s Eve Bar unveils new technique-driven menu

Eve Bar, the subterranean bar beneath the Michelin-starred Frog by Adam Handling, has announced the launch of a new zero-waste menu, Technique. 

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The best non-abv spirits from the BBAs 2023

Judges thought the Non-abv category in the BBAs showed great progress this year. Here we summarise the results. 

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The best softs and mixers from the BBAs 2023

We turn next to the softs and mixers category in the BBAs, where one brand dominates. 

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First British brandy house opens in London

Burnt Faith has launched as the first dedicated brandy house to be established on the British Isles.

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Edrington acquires Wyoming Whiskey

Edrington has announced that it has become the majority shareholder in the American whiskey brand Wyoming Whiskey.

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The best beers from the BBAs 2023

The BBAs judges tasted and assessed a wide array of beer styles, with some surprise brews making it to the top of the charts.

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The World's 50 Best Bars makes Asian debut

The annual list of The World’s 50 Best Bars, sponsored by Perrier, will be unveiled as part of a live awards ceremony in Singapore at the Pasir Panjang power station on Tuesday, 17 October 2023.

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The best agave spirits from the BBAs 2023

Our agave spirits judging saw mezcal come out on top. Here's our top five. 

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The best liqueurs from the BBAs 2023

Liquers are the next stop in our serialisation of the Bartenders' Brand Awards. 

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Equal Measures launches new educational platform to train new hospitality talent

Equal Measures UK has announced the launch the Forming Foundations Programme, the next step in its plan to deliver greater equity in the drinks industry.

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Scarfes launches menu inspired by ten years of the bar

Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London will launch its new menu ‘10’ this April in celebration of the bar’s 10-year anniversary.

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The best scotch whiskies from the BBAs 2023

Scotch whiskies in cocktail bars are increasingly skewed towards single malts, but would that play out in the BBAs scotch tasting?

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The best vodkas from the BBAs 2023

Today in the BBAs, we take a look at how the vodkas fared.  

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Project #173 launches comp to create new flavour

Project #173, founded by Atom Labs, has announced the launch of a competition that will see someone create a flavoured rum of their own design. 

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Birmingham bar community unites to save 40 St Pauls from closure

A group of Birmingham’s bartenders have joined forces to help keep Jewellery Quarter bar 40 St Pauls open after its owner Amanjot Singh Johal broke his ankle and faced a prolonged period unable to work.

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The best Irish whiskies from the BBAs 2023

Irish whiskey is the next port of call in our highlights of the Bartenders' Brand Awards results.