Rachel Hollis - TheChicSite.com, Author, Lifestyle Expert, Blogger, Public Speaker, and Girl Boss!
In my opinion there are three things that make for a good party: signature drinks, great food and beautiful decorations! Add a few of these tips below to this weekend's gathering and you're guaranteed to have the party everyone can't stop talking about. Click Here To Read More!
25th June, 2015 by Amy Hopkins - The Spirits Business
The craft gin boom continued its progression in 2014, with even more brands launching on to the market – but how did some of the world’s biggest gin distillers fare? Click Here To Read More!
30th June, 2015 by Amy Hopkins - The Spirits Business
The world’s first cider cask-aged Irish whiskey, vodka inspired by Breaking Bad and a classic Victorian style gin are all among our pick of the top spirits launched last month. Click Here To Read More!
The Huffington Post - By Joe Satran
For a brief window at the end of June, you're going to be able to buy bottles of a sweet brown liquid sealed with red wax and with the words "Pappy Van Winkle 23-Year" emblazoned across the front. Is your mouth watering? Perhaps you're one of the many people who have become obsessed with Pappy Van Winkle, widely considered the world's best bourbon. Or maybe you're one of the lucky few who discovered Pappy before the recent craze, and have nonetheless found it nigh-impossible to get your hands on a bottle the past few years. Click Here To Read More!
23rd June, 2015 by Amy Hopkins - The Spirits Business
Challenges in Eastern Europe mean that our list of the world’s best-selling vodka brands has lost a number of prominent Russian names, allowing some lucky international players to grab the spotlight. Click Here To Read More!
22nd June, 2015 by Amy Hopkins - The Spirits Business
The entire Scotch whisky industry took a hit in 2014 as exports continued to dive, causing our best-selling leaderboard to experience a rather extensive reshuffle.
While the top two best-selling Scotch whisky brands remain unchanged, the majority of other Scotch brands selling more than one million nine-litre cases have found themselves in a new position. Click Here To Read More!
19th June, 2015 by Annie Hayes - The Spirits Business
Buffalo Trace has revealed what it believes to be the “perfect” Bourbon after fans selected the distillery’s Batch #80 bottling as the winner of its Single Oak Project Bourbon. Click Here To Read More!
Andy Campbell -
PORTLAND, Ore. -- And lo, God looked upon four fine cities in the United States, and he saw that they were good, and he bequeathed unto each of them a festival brimming with earthly delights that proved the Garden of Eden truly was a lame party. To spread the tidings of his first-annual Bourbon and Bacon Festival, he sent a Huffington Post reporter to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland on Saturday, the final stop in a decadent, holy tour that also included Seattle, Denver and Austin, Texas. Then he sent his disciples to bear his gifts aplenty: Four Roses Bourbon; DJ's Gourmet Foods; Hood River Distillers; 4 Spirits; Bendistillery; Andina; Blue Flame Spirits; and Tatoosh Distillery, to name a few. Click Here To Read More!
17th June, 2015 by Amy Hopkins - The Spirits Business
Following a rigorous judging process, Tales of the Cocktail has revealed the top four finalists in each category of its 9th annual Spirited Awards.
Last week, the top 10 shortlisted bars, bartenders, writers, products and cocktail experts were announced, with judges analysing the largest nomination pool in the history of Tales of the Cocktail – the world’s premier spirits and cocktail festival. Click Here To Read More!
16th June, 2015 by Melita Kiely - The Spirits Business
Jack Daniel’s owner Brown-Forman is investing US$12 million to acquire and renovate an Indiana mill to expand its Bourbon barrel production operations.
The 15,000sqft lumber mill will be transformed to create staves and heading pieces for barrels, which will then be assembled at a separate site. Click Here To Read More!
15th June, 2015 by Melita Kiely - The Spirits Business
Among the many brands vying for the top accolade, it was Brown-Forman’s Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey that was named our 2015 Supreme Brand Champion. Click Here To Read More!
The Huffington Post | By Kristen Aiken
Let the following quote speak for Ernest Hemingway's love of booze:“Don’t bother with churches, government buildings or city squares, if you want to know about a culture, spend a night in its bars.”Hemingway drank so many of his favorite cocktails at El Floridita, the Cuban bar where the author spent many days and nights drinking in the 1930s and '40s, that the drink was eventually named the Hemingway Daiquiri. Click Here To Read More!
11th June, 2015 by Annie Hayes - The Spirits Business
Mexican producer Casa Herradura is rolling out its latest innovation, Herradura Ultra – a blend of the brand’s Añejo and Extra Añejo Tequila aged in American white oak barrels. Click Here To Read More!
10th June, 2015 by Annie Hayes - The Spirits Business
Hit TV series Breaking Bad has inspired a limited edition line of Heisenberg Blue Ice Vodka, created in partnership between 21st Century Spirits and Sony.
Three special edition bottles featuring popular quotes by the “Heisenberg” alias of the series’ main protagonist, Walter White, will be made available across the US. Click Here To Read More!
Musherf Alamri, Arizona Sonora News 7:32 p.m. MST May 30, 2015
Job seekers might want to brush up on their cocktail recipes as Arizona is expected to have the second highest expected growth rate for bartending in the nation for the next decade.That is good news for Patrick Night, 50, who is training to become a bartender. Night, who was a truck driver for the past 30 years, said he wants to get out of his cab and meet people. Click Here To Read More!
8th June, 2015 by Amy Hopkins - The Spirits Business
Buffalo Trace is planning to build an additional 50 warehouses over the next 10 years in order to expand its Bourbon production.
The news follows Buffalo Trace’s warning that demand continues to outstrip supply of its Bourbon brands, many of which will remain on strict allocation for the “foreseeable future”.Click Here To Read More!
5th June, 2015 by Amy Hopkins - The Spirits Business
Pernod Ricard has has accused a New York company of counterfeit trademarking a product almost identical to its Kahlua rum liqueur brand, called Kahfua.
The Absolut Company – a subsidiary of French drinks group Pernod – discovered the existence of a product called Kahfua, which features very similar labels to its Kahlua brand, when its producer filed a Certificate of Label Approval. Click Here To Read More!
4th June, 2015 by Amy Hopkins - The Spirits Business
Brown-Forman has called 2014 a “superb year” after reporting a net sales increase of 4%, spurred once again by its Jack Daniel’s whiskey portfolio.
The Louisville-based company’s reported net sales rose to US$4 billion, while income increased 6% to US$1.027bn in its full 2014/15 financial year. In the fourth quarter, reported net sales grew 6% to US$947m and operating income increased a significant 23% to US$232m. Click Here To Read More!
Aliza Kellerman - vinepair.com
Bacon and beer are a natural match. You’ve probably been pairing the two together for years without thinking about it – late night munchies, anyone? But did you know there are actually a lot of different types of bacon, and each variety goes well with a different kind of beer? If you’ve just been eating the (supremely yummy) crispy breakfast bacon that goes well with soft scrambled eggs, then you’re depriving yourself of hearty, Irish bacon and sweet Italian pancetta. Click Here To Read More!
Emma Cooke Community Member - Buzzfeed Community
Are you ready for this jelly? Click Here To Read More!
Megy Karydes - Contributor - forbes.com
As cocktails with Jagermeister begin to appear on cocktail menus around the country, some of us might be wondering how to make a proper jagermeister cocktail . Wonder no more. Grant Wheeler of The Garret in New York City and Sother Teague of Amor y Amargo, also in New York City. Click Here To Read More!
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Global Financial Crisis?
The adult beverage industry is probably one of the most insulated career paths when it comes to good times and bad times. when times are good, people are"partying like it's 1999", and when times are bad people are drinking their troubles away. Not that we like to benefit from others misfortune, but facts are facts. While nearly every sector of the US economy is downsizing or outsourcing, the beverage industry is going strong. If any company in the beverage industry is losing money it is from bad management, not for lack of demand.
Take a look at the videos in the "bartending schools" section of the website. We have a hard time keeping up with all of the news stories on how the bartending school industry is up 20% or more in some markets. If you are already a professional bartender / mixologist. give yourself a pat on the back for choosing such a stable career. If you are thinking about becoming a bartender, read through this site and learn about the business from others in the industry then join us. There is always room for well trained, knowledgeable bartenders. Keeping that in mind, we reccomend that you seek out a reputable bartending school if you want to break into the industry because the lessons learned at agood bartending school will pay off immeadiately in better jobs, shifts, and tips.