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When Massel created the International Wine & Spirit Competition, his aim – as it remains to this day – was to reward excellence in drinks worldwide, ensuring recognition for the very best wines and spirits. The IWSC is proud to set the international benchmark for quality, standing out in the crowded world of drinks awards with hundreds of global experts – including buyers, producers, distillers, sommeliers, distributors and influencers – judging wines and spirits throughout the year.
Synonymous with the world’s greatest poets, Robert Burns is Scotland's national bard. Every year, on 25th January, the nation pays tribute to Rabbie, hosting Burns Night suppers to commemorate his birthday. Here, whisky expert Billy Abbott has matched our Scotch Trophy winners wtih traditional fare from a Burns Night menu...Continue reading
As its awards continue to evolve, the IWSC is delighted to announce the appointment of several industry renowned judges to oversee the panels of its new award categories.Continue reading
The IWSC has added Tequila & Tonic and Whisky Highball categories for its Mixer Awards which will be judged by a panel led by The Savoy’s Shannon TebayContinue reading
With increasing numbers of consumers interested in a vegan lifestyle, or simply being more considered when selecting what they drink, the IWSC has highlighted its 2021 Gold Medal winning wines which have been finished using only vegan winemaking methods.Continue reading
The IWSC is delighted to be partnering with specialist e-commerce platform, Spirits Kiosk. This new partnership will offer our 2022 spirit medal winners the opportunity to be listed on the online shop for discerning drinkers.Continue reading