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Wymondham gin distillery picks up awards at 'Oscars' of the spirit industry
Eastern Daily Press

Thu 15 Aug 2019

Wymondham gin distillery picks up awards at 'Oscars' of the spirit industry

OakVilla Distillery, on Norwich Common in Wymondham, won a silver award for its trade-mark Vryheid Gin at this year's International Wine and Spirit Competition.

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Why rye whisky is set to go global
Just Drinks

Thu 15 Aug 2019

Why rye whisky is set to go global

Earlier this month, Southwold-based Adnams scooped a major prize at the prestigious IWSC awards with its newly-released rye malt, gaining a 'Gold Outstanding' and a lofty 98 out of 100 points from the judging panel.

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Redbreast soars in global spirits tastings
Whisky Intelligence

Wed 14 Aug 2019

Redbreast soars in global spirits tastings

Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey has taken home the World Whisky Trophy at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition, one of the world’s most influential spirits competitions, now in its 50th year.

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National Rum Day: 12 best rums to try this summer, from sweet to spicy
Independent

Wed 14 Aug 2019

National Rum Day: 12 best rums to try this summer, from sweet to spicy

The motley crew behind this rum can be found near the high seas of the River Lea in east London’s Hackney Wick. It’s a relatively new operation, only launching in 2014, but has since picked up awards at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) and the World Rum Awards.

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Winery wins award for liqueur made with Sicilian oranges
Henley Standard

Tue 13 Aug 2019

Winery wins award for liqueur made with Sicilian oranges

The Chiltern Valley Winery and Brewery’s Old Luxters blood orange liqueur received a bronze award in the International Wine & Spirit Competition.

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Gin from Goosnargh wins gold at international awards
Blog Preston

Tue 13 Aug 2019

Gin from Goosnargh wins gold at international awards

Goosnargh Gin, which was started by husband and wife Richard and Rachel Trenchard in October 2018, has been awarded a Gold for its Chapter One – Signature Gin in the International Wines and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

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Cork-based whiskey wins title for the best whiskey in the world
Joe

Tue 13 Aug 2019

Cork-based whiskey wins title for the best whiskey in the world

With a total score of 98 out of 100, the Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey was awarded the Worldwide Whiskey Award for 2019, beating off some serious competition from around the world, as well as from other strong brands made here in Ireland, too.

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Irish whiskey distilled in Cork named best in the world
Irish Central

Mon 12 Aug 2019

Irish whiskey distilled in Cork named best in the world

An Irish whiskey has been awarded the World Whisky Trophy at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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IWSC 2019 highlights key trends in the world of spirits
Bar Magazine

Mon 12 Aug 2019

IWSC 2019 highlights key trends in the world of spirits

The IWSC (International Wine & Spirit Competition) has released its annual results, detailing the key spirits trends to watch over for the next year.

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Ireland is now officially home to the best whiskey in the world
The Irish Post

Mon 12 Aug 2019

Ireland is now officially home to the best whiskey in the world

An Irish whiskey has just been awarded one of the highest honours at the annual International Wine and Spirit Competition.

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Kavalan Scoops ‘Gold Outstanding’ and 4 ‘Golds’ in Tougher IWSC
Infosurhoy

Sun 11 Aug 2019

Kavalan Scoops ‘Gold Outstanding’ and 4 ‘Golds’ in Tougher IWSC

Kavalan has scored top honours from a more stringent International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) this year with criteria for its “Gold Outstanding” and “Gold” now that bit tougher to achieve.

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Growing bored with gin? Pair one of these great piscos with your tonic intead
Telegraph

Sun 11 Aug 2019

Growing bored with gin? Pair one of these great piscos with your tonic intead

Last week, at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), a panel of spirits experts from around the world decided to award a trophy – the highest possible accolade, and the first time a pisco has been recognised – to El Gobernador, a jasmine-scented pisco derived from muscat grapes grown in the Limari Valley in central Chile.

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Danish rum wins international plaudits
CPH Post

Sun 11 Aug 2019

Danish rum wins international plaudits

Fanø Skibsrom took home a silver and a bronze medal for its rum, Havmanden og Havfruen, in the ‘Spiced Rum’ category at the IWSC – which is viewed as one of the most prestigious awards in the business.

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The emergence of award-winning English wine
CBS News

Sat 10 Aug 2019

The emergence of award-winning English wine

The Champagne region of France may have reigned supreme in the world of sparkling wine for centuries -- but increasingly, it’s being given a run for its money by one of its closest neighbors. England is now producing some of the globe’s finest sparkling wine.

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Symphonia No 1 Dry Gin Awarded IWSC Silver Medal
Food For Thought

Fri 9 Aug 2019

Symphonia No 1 Dry Gin Awarded IWSC Silver Medal

Symphonia No 1 Dry Gin, distilled in Northern Ireland at The Woodlab Distillery, has been awarded a silver medal at this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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Redbreast Takes World Whisky Trophy At IWSC 2019
Scotch Malt Whisky

Fri 9 Aug 2019

Redbreast Takes World Whisky Trophy At IWSC 2019

Redbreast 12 year old single pot still Irish whiskey continues to impress by scooping the World Whisky Trophy at the prestigious IWSC 2019.

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Cotswolds English Single Malt Scoops More Global Awards
Scotch Malt Whisky

Fri 9 Aug 2019

Cotswolds English Single Malt Scoops More Global Awards

Cotswolds English Single Malt whisky continues to impress by scooping gold medals at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) and the Great Taste Awards.

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This Australian Daisy Gin has been voted the best in the world
The Gin Kin

Fri 9 Aug 2019

This Australian Daisy Gin has been voted the best in the world

An Australian gin has been awarded the Best Contemporary Gin in the World at a prestigious awards ceremony for wine and spirits.

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World Baijiu Day: What you need to know about the world’s most popular spirit
Xpose.ie

Fri 9 Aug 2019

World Baijiu Day: What you need to know about the world’s most popular spirit

An ancient white spirit that really does have all the bells and whistles, baijiu is the national spirit of China, and the best selling liquor on the planet. And while it’s rare in the West, it’s been cited by the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) as the one of the 2019 spirit trends to watch.

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Redbreast 12 Year Old Wins More Awards!
Malthound

Fri 9 Aug 2019

Redbreast 12 Year Old Wins More Awards!

Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, which is crafted at Midleton Distillery by Irish Distillers, has taken home the World Whisky Trophy at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition, one of the world’s most influential spirits competitions, now in it’s 50th year.

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