Monthly Archives: November 2014

Top Ten Rums for the indie trade

A few years ago Rum was flying, it was really taking off – led by the ‘Spiced Rum’ category and Sailor Jerry particularly. On the back of SJ consumers were more willing to look at golden or dark rums than … Continue reading

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Distribution is everything….

Since I wrote my piece on the top 10 gins that I think independent retailers should be stocking I’ve had a few conversations with ┬ápeople, some are delighted because they are included – others wonder why I’ve chosen someone else … Continue reading

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Liqueurs

A good spirits range is well complemented by the right range of liqueurs, it’s no good selling something cheap and a bit nasty – you can buy those anywhere – and with Christmas coming now is the time to revamp … Continue reading

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Spirits Pt 2 – Gin

There can be no denying that gin is undergoing a surge in popularity, with the result that every week it seems I discover a brand new gin to me. This popularity aligned with the small production nature of the new … Continue reading

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Spirits too?

A lot of wine merchants also dabble a little bit in other areas – particularly spirits – and it’s no surprise they are the obvious choice. But a lot of them don’t make the best use of it – spirit … Continue reading

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