Why choose the IWSC?

Wine, spirits, knowledge, community. Since 1969.

The IWSC is the most respected global drinks community, renowned for our expertise, influence and personal approach.

Discover further information on why you should join our growing global community by entering our awards. 

Pour en savoir plus sur comment participer à IWSC, cliquez ici pour voir le guide 2024.

The IWSC is more than a competition. It is a global drinks community, focused on people and expertise. Our mission is to champion the best brands from around the world by taking a personal approach to our partners’ needs. We offer comprehensive business support via our network of world-class experts and aim to bring this global community together to share insights and help each other grow.

We don’t just champion award winners. We seek out undiscovered talent and help partners – large and small – reach ambitious targets and achieve their goals.

The IWSC offers you:

  • An opportunity to put your brands in front of some of the world’s most eminent drinks professionals, including our renowned team of Experts, influencers, major buyers and key media.

  • Access to the IWSC’s expert in-house team, which boasts decades of experience from across the industry including media, marketing, PR, distribution, buying and retail.

  • Strong connections with the global drink’s community.

  • Tailored post award consultation, promotional opportunities, and feedback on non-winning entrants.

  • An opportunity to showcase your brand in our consumer title, Club Oenologique as well as at our events including IWSC Awards Dinner & Industry Celebration, The Whisky Lounge, and Back to School tasting.

  • A chance to include your brand in our year-round social media campaigns, newsletters and website.

  • Retail opportunities with our partners including Spirits Kiosk.

Our Experts

Our Experts

Market Insights

Market Insights

Feedback on non-winners

Feedback on non-winners

Visit our Spirits Awards

Visit our Spirits Awards

Why the IWSC?

" IWSC is the pinnacle. We work hard to encourage brands to join our portfolio, so for them to see that we’ve won this award is very helpful. "

David Hood  /  Spirit Cartel, UK  /  Spirits Distributor 2019

" IWSC helped us to realise that we were on the right track at such an early and influential time in our growth as a craft spirits producer. "

Michael Harris  /  Mountain Distilling Company, Australia  /  Gold 2019

" When we’re talking to new partners, having this award to say that our spirits are great quality makes a difference when at the negotiation table. "

Nick Ravenhall  /  ATOM Brands, UK  /  UK Gin Producer 2019