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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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Top English whiskies

In celebration of St George’s Day, we’ve got seven top-scoring whiskies from IWSC 2019, all distilled in England

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London Dry Gin Trophy winner: Monterey

Simon Finemore, Monterey Gin’s co-founder and distiller, tells us more about this exciting new gin kid on the block

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Young gin lovers presented with IWSC Emerging Talent in Spirits award

The joint winners of the Emerging Talent in Spirits award are Alice Pearson and Rachel Sutherland

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Argentine entrepreneur wins IWSC's debut Bartender Award

The IWSC Bartender Award goes to Lucas Groglio, founder of the first sustainable bartending project that was 100% responsible for its impact

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Best London Dry Gin from around the world

The gin resurgence shows no signs of slowing down, and at its heart has been London Dry gin – the style where it all began. Here we review the top-rated bottles from the IWSC 2020

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The best rums produced outside the Caribbean

Not all rum is made in the Caribbean, and we've tasted excellent examples from all over the world, from unlikely places as Denmark, Japan, and even the decidedly non-tropical Canada. Find out more here

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Eight rums that scored over 96 points at the IWSC 2020

The best rums are more than a match for the best single malt whiskies, and it’s a spirit with history and a huge sense of place. We review the top-rated bottles from the IWSC 2020 awards

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Shochu trophy winner: Brewdog Distilling

Shochu originally hails from Japan, but it was Scottish punk outfit BrewDog that wowed IWSC judges in 2020 with their Inugami Shochu

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Why Irish whiskey is as good as Scotch – and 10 bottles to try

Top 10 Irish whiskeys from the IWSC’s spirits tasting that you should definitely try for yourself

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The history of absinthe and five examples to try

Since the 1990s, bartenders have started to tap into absinthe's daring image and show off the drink’s punchy notes of anise, pepper and herbs in new cocktail recipes. Here are five top examples to try

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