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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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The new spirits trends set to ‘tipple’ the status quo

London, 27th July 2017: The IWSC’s Annual Spirits Tasting has lifted the lid on the key trends shaping what we’ll be drinking in the year ahead. The annual event, held last night at London’s Vintners’ Hall, saw more than 200 of the competition’s top-awarded spirits showcased to guests and judges, amid a record number of entries, in the history of the competition, from all over the globe.

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IWSC Annual Spirit Tasting

On the 27th July 2016 the worshipful Company of Distillers and the IWSC hosted the 9th annual Spirits Results & Tasting at the historic Vintners' Hall in London. 

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Whiskies and Gin Soar in a Record Year for IWSC Spirit Entries

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Spirit results and trophies, revealing a record year for entries into the Competition, with a 17% increase in entries, lead by the Scotch, Worldwide Whiskey and Gin categories. The top 200 winners will be showcased at the annual Spirits Showcase event, run in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Distillers.

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New mixer categories added for 2016

Following the huge success of the Gin & Tonic and Bloody Mary mixer awards, we have once again teamed up with Fever Tree Mixers to add two brand new categories to the competition – Best Vodka & Tonic, and Best Vodka & Mediterranean Tonic.

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