Wednesday 24th March 2021

Insights Spirits was a great day of digital content celebrating the world of spirits and everything it has to offer. The agenda for the day is outlined below and all content from the day can be viewed by clicking on the button below.

Insights - Spirits


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Spirits: UK Market On-Trade Overview

CGA’s Phil Montgomery, client director – drinks, presents the data-backed trends emerging post 2020 for the on-trade spirits markets.

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Spirits: UK Market Off-Trade Overview

Kantar’s Laura Christen, client manager highlights the data and trends emerging post 2020 for the off-trade spirits markets.

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General Industry Briefing: Retail Sector

This panel debate will discuss the spirits trends that have emerged during the pandemic and how retailers can capitalise on those opportunities as we move ahead through 2021 and beyond.

Hosted by: Sonya Hook, editor, Drinks Retailing and Andrew Catchpole, editor, Harpers Wine & Spirit

Panel includes:

  • Dawn Davies, The Whisky Exchange
  • Jake Biggs, spirits buyer, Majestic Wine
  • Ajoscha Wright, head of buying, Oxford Wine Co
  • Jass Patel, co-owner, Tomoka Spirits Boutique

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Round Table: Post-Pandemic Drinks Trends in the Bar Sector

Our round table discussion considers what happens when consumers do head back to the bar, debating what the spirits world will look like and how best can bar operators embrace the new and enduring trends.

Hosted by: Andrew Catchpole, editor, Harpers Wine & Spirit

Panel includes:

  • Nick Gillet, MD, Mangrove Global
  • Diana Rollan, group head of beverage, D&D London
  • Holly Tudor, cocktail development & bar specialist, The Alchemist

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Roundtable: Tapping into New Business Occasions

This event will explore innovation in both the packaging and delivery of spirits and how this can be used to meet and drive evolving drinking occasions and tastings in the post-pandemic world.

Hosted by: Sonya Hook, editor, Drinks Retailing

Panel includes:

  • Archie McDiarmaid, Luvians
  • David Wood, director, Liana Collection
  • Mark Taylor, The Little Whisky Shop

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15 Minutes with….Edrington Beam Suntory UK’s David Miles

Following the monumental disruption of the pandemic, E-BS UK's David Miles, Senior Whisky Specialist, discusses the possible paths ahead for the spirits world.

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15 Minutes with… Bar Guru Oskar Kinberg

Meet the mixologist responsible for Dabbous and Hide’s cocktail lists and hear his take on where the bar world goes next.

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Are you a producer looking to target the on and off trade?

Think Drink events are the perfect opportunity to showcase your brand to the trade. We have a variety of packages available so get in touch to find out more information. 

Want more information on our other spirits events?

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DISCOVER

Immerse yourself in a dynamic drinks category, uncover exciting new styles and keep abreast of all the latest trends.

TASTE

Prepare for your palate to be dazzled by a range of drinks covering all manner of price points, styles and production techniques.

NETWORK

Boost your business development by interacting with a dynamic group of peers that are keen to share best practice.