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Each week we publish stories about the best wines and spirits, our experts, upcoming events, and beverage industry news. And, don't miss our new IWSC Insights series, where we take an in-depth look into drinks businesses and markets around the world. Looking for recommendations? Visit our consumer website Club Oenologique to read our top 10s and reviews.

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Gin & tonic trophy 2020: Hernö Old Tom Gin

What's new on the G&T scene and what's the best garnish? We spoke to Hernö Gin about what it feels like to scoop the G&T Trophy for a second time.

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The world's best gins for making gin & tonics

It's International Gin & Tonic Day today, here are five of the world's best gins to make a classic G&T with at home.

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Liqueur trophy 2020: Yamamoto Shuzo Nigori Umeshu

More and more people, it seems, are starting to discover the charms of traditional Japanese drinks. We spoke to Reona Togawa from Yamamoto Shuzo to find out more about winning the IWSC 2020 liqueur trophy. 

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The world's best liqueurs

It's the variety of liqueurs that makes the category so fascinating: almost any ingredient you can think of has been used in making them. Here are the top 10 IWSC Gold medal-winners from the recent tasting.

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10 best Asian liqueurs to try

There is a wealth of liqueurs to try from China and Japan, all with new and exotic flavour dimensions compared to their Western counterparts. Here we showcase the best Asian liqueurs that won the top medals in IWSC 2020.

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Five of the best cream liqueurs to try

Treat yourself with one of the five best cream liqueurs that won a medal

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IWSC reveals the distilleries shortlisted for top spirit trophies

IWSC unveils the final shortlists for the Spirit Producer Awards, which recognise the best distilleries across the world.

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Vodka Trophy 2020: Naud French Vodka

Jean-Michel Naud always wanted to do things a bit differently and in 1999 he dared to create the first vodka in the Charentes region in France, an area synonymous with Cognac production.

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Top Worldwide Whiskies

Whiskies from the unlikeliest of places are now among the most exciting – and increasingly acclaimed – in the world.

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Worldwide Whiskey Trophy 2020: The Westfalian Peated 6-Year-Old Single Malt

The Westfalian, which German whisky connoisseur Thomas Ewers makes with master distiller Wilhelm Northoff, was first made in 2012

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