10 things you need to know about...spirits

Spirits Index

10 Things You Need To Know About... Spirits

18 Nov 2016

Is gin for old ladies? Whisky for old men? Here are 10 things you did or didn’t know about the hard stuff

Young people drinking

Revealed: How drinking habits change with age

18 Nov 2016 | By Amy North

Is gin for old ladies? Whisky for old men? What do youngsters view as the hippest spirits and how do they prefer to drink them? We’ve polled 2,000 people to find out!

Gin screengrab

Video: Can The Grocer create its own craft gin brand? Video

18 Nov 2016 | By Rob Brown

Craft gin sales are booming. But what is craft and how do you make it? We sent category reports editor Rob Brown to find out…  

Spain: Jinzu Gin

Crafty creations: Small-batch tipples top our global launches

18 Nov 2016 | By Amy North

We’ve scoured the globe, with the help of Mintel, to find noteworthy launches from the spirits category. From spicy Mexican liqueur to coffee gastronomic gin, here’s what we came up with

Gin & tonic

Mid-level gin squeezed as posh and cheap brands drive growth

18 Nov 2016 | By Amy North

Brits have splashed out an additional £47m on gin over the past year, but they’re moving away from mid-tier products in the process

Black Cow

Fresh from the farm: Is milk vodka the next big spirit?

18 Nov 2016

Meet the Dorset dairy farmer who has diversified into distilling and introduced drinkers across the world to milk vodka. So what’s next for Black Cow?

litre bottles of spirits

Boom in one litre bottles drives fall in price for spirits sector

18 Nov 2016 | By Amy North

Infographic: Value-seeking Brits have splashed out an additional £104m on litre bottles in the past year. Which spirits are driving this? 

magic window

Creative challenge: How to get drinkers flocking to BWS aisle

18 Nov 2016 | By Amy North

We tasked digital agency Tribal Worldwide with revamping the spirits aisles, tapping into key events in the calendar. Here’s what they came up with…

David, 31Dover, CEO

Revealed: What drinkers are splashing out on online

18 Nov 2016

Retailer Q&A: We quiz online booze retailer 31Dover’s CEO David Elghanayan on the top trends in spirits. So what will be the next big thing? 

gin and tonic

Just the tonic! G&T revealed as UK's favourite at home mix

18 Nov 2016 | By Amy North

Classic combo is Brits’ favourite to mix up at home, but what other tipples make Britain’s top five favourite mixes? 

Scotch whisky

Revealed: Scots prefer vodka to home-grown whisky

18 Nov 2016 | By Amy North

More Scots, along with the rest of Britain, say voddy is their favourite spirit, preferring it over Scotch and even gin

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