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The Shout

Non-alc expert reflects on IWSC judging

Last month, the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) hosted its third competition for the burgeoning no and low (NOLO) alcohol category in London. Australian industry expert, Amy Armstrong, was among the judges, and spoke to The Shout about her experience.

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James Bayley

The IWSC, in partnership with Green Wine Future, announces new Green Wine Initiative accolade

The IWSC’s Green Wine Initiative award, in partnership with Green Wine Future, has been created to recognise the growth of considerate winemaking practices and highlight the impressive work being carried out by producers across the world to improve their sustainability credentials.

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Joseph V Micallef

The Best Tequilas And Mezcals: The 2022 International Wine And Spirits Competition

In the Tequila and Mezcal category, one of the competition’s fastest growing segments, a total of three Tequilas and six Mezcals were awarded the coveted Gold Outstanding medal. The winners ranged from iconic brands like 1800 to new, emerging Mezcal brands like Mezcal Amores or Casa Lumbre.

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Jamaica Observer

Monymusk Plantation Rums cops 3 prestigious IWSC Awards

KINGSTON, Jamaica - National Rums of Jamaica Limited's Monymusk Plantation Rums walked away with three titles from this year's staging of the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) Awards.

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Foodology

Three Golds for Corby at International Wine and Spirit Competition

At the 2022 International Wine and Spirit Competition, gold medals were adorned on Corby’s Lot No. 40 Dark Oak Rye Whisky — called “outstanding” by the judges — Lot No. 40 Rye Whisky and Polar Ice Vodka. Corby was also awarded two silver medals and three bronzes at the annual awards that set the international benchmark for quality.

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PR Newswire

Cutwater Spirits Wins Big at IWSC 2022 including Outstanding Medals for Mezcals

San Diego-based distillery, Cutwater Spirits, is proud to announce its latest accolades from the esteemed International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2022 including a Gold Outstanding medal for both Cutwater Mezcals (Joven and Reposado).

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London News Online

Brixton Market rum company wins silverware at international awards

The Brixton Distillery Company, in Brixton market, has been awarded a silver medal in this year’s International Wine & Spirits Competition 2022 (IWSC) for its hand-crafted Market Row Botanical Rum – the second prestigious international award since launching in October 2020.

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Rhys Gregory

Silver Circle Distillery honoured at international spirit awards

Just two months after it was launched, Wales’s only aquavit has picked up a silver award at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), the world’s largest and most influential international spirit awards.

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Matt Davies

Penwortham No.1 Fairham Gin lands two accolades at Spirits Awards

A Penwortham gin firm has picked up two silver awards for a dry Lancashire gin range at the 2022 IWSC Spirits Awards. As they approach their first anniversary as a distillery, the Signature earned 94 points out of 100 after the firm joined the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London this year, with expert judges from across the global spirits trade.

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Annabel Bowles

New Tablelands-grown agave spirit takes out international award just weeks after release

Distiller Mark Watkins is celebrating a win in the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) for the new product, which comes just as the first bottles travel to liquor stores across Australia.

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Joseph V Micallef

The World’s Best Gins: 2022 International Wines & Spirits Competition

In the gin category, historically one of the competition’s largest segments, a total of 22 gins were awarded the coveted Gold Outstanding medal. The winners ranged from all over the world.

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London Post

Brixton’s Market Row Botanical Rum Wins Second Globally-Recognised Award

The Brixton Distillery Company, in the heart of Brixton market, has been awarded a silver medal in this year’s International Wine & Spirits Competition 2022 (IWSC) for its hand-crafted Market Row Botanical Rum – the second prestigious international award since launching in October 2020.

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Ben Ormsby

Region toasts success at International Wine and Spirits Competition

Two Yorkshire businesses are celebrating after taking home awards at the prestigious International Wines and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

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Dram Scotland

35 Awards for Distell at IWSC including four Golds

Distell has picked up 35 awards at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) across its whisky portfolio – which includes Bunnahahbain, Tobermory, Deanston, Black Bottle and Scottish Leader. Four of Distell’s achieved awards were outstanding gold awards, the highest honour bestowed at the IWSC.

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Joseph V Micallef

The International Wine And Spirit Competition: The Best Single Malt Scotch Of 2022

In the Scotch whisky category, traditionally one of the competition’s largest and most competitive segments, a total of 38 single malt Scotch whiskies were awarded the coveted Gold Outstanding medal.

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Joseph V Micallef

The International Wine And Spirit Competition: The Best Blended Scotch Of 2022

The results of the 2022 spirits judging have just been announced by the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). A total of 85, predominantly UK based, judges evaluated over 4,000 entrants across a dozen major categories.

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Colin Ainscough

Penwortham distillery No.1 Fairham Gin wins silver for their dry Lancashire gins at the 2022 IWSC Spirits Awards

A Penwortham distillery is celebrating after picking up two silver awards for their dry Lancashire gins at the 2022 IWSC Spirits Awards.

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Tamlyn Currin

Our Old Vines Register

Another major development is the brand-new Old Vine Trophy that the IWSC has recently launched in partnership with The Old Vine Conference. In the press release, Christelle Guibert, CEO for the IWSC explained that 'the IWSC want to recognise the producers who see the value of old vines and are going out of their way to look after them and encourage others to do the same.'

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Food Navigator Asia

Kavalan predicts RTD and premium trends will drive Asian whiskey sector in 2022

IWSC's Worldwide Whiskey Producer of the Year predicts that the whiskey sector in Asia is set to be driven by premium and ready-to-drink (RTD) products in 2022.

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