Ready for RTD? The once unloved beverage category has gotten an upgrade

By Samantha Biljan Bars have been offering cocktails on tap for the past decade, as well as pre-batching and freezing larger quantities. But now companies and enterprising restaurateurs alike are taking the concept even further, streamlining the process by having their cocktails bottled and canned in single-serve ready-to-drink (RTD) formats. The reason for all this? […]

Spirited Trends: Classics remain, but cocktail programs are getting bolder

By Sophie Mir Some things never change, and guests sipping spirits and cocktails during a night on the town is one of them. According to Technomic’s 2017 Adult Beverage Canadian Insights, a collection of data, surveys and analyses of restaurant customers drinking preferences, enjoying alcoholic beverages continues to be a staple guest experience in restaurants. […]

What’s new in the spirits world

By Rob Berry and Diana Roberts At the many tasting events we attended over the past year, it was evident that today’s consumers are increasingly well-versed on spirits and cocktails, and definitely know what they want. Based on our observations and conversations, consumers are looking for many qualities in their next adult beverage, from premium […]