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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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Spirits Kiosk to sponsor IWSC's 2022 Agave Producer Trophy

Following the recent announcement of our 2022 medal-winning spirits, including tequila and mezcal, the IWSC is thrilled to share the news that its 2022 Agave Producer Trophy will be sponsored by Spirits Kiosk.

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Shining a spotlight on our 2022 medal-winning agave spirits

Following the announcement of the IWSC’s 2022 spirits awards, it is apparent from the results that there remains a clear, upward trend for tequila and mezcal.

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IWSC announces 2022 trophy winners

Having completed its biggest year for spirits award entries, the IWSC is delighted to announce the 23 spirits to have been awarded a trophy.

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IWSC announces results from its biggest year for spirits awards entries

85 of the spirits industries leading experts tasted over 4,000 spirits Spirits allocated into 21 different spirits categories from Absinthe to Whiskey with everything in between from Pisco and Liqueurs

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Raising a toast on St Patrick's Day to our Irish Gold & Gold Outstanding medal winners

Following the announcement of our 2022 spirits medal winners, we raise a toast to our Gold and Gold Outstanding winners for St Patrick's Day.

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2022 Spirits Awards - deliberations from our judges #3

Today marked day 6 of our 2022 spirits judging. As well as tasting contemporary gins, jenevers and fruit liqueurs on the second floor of China Exchange, up on the third floor, we had panels of whisky experts tasting through dozens of entries from Scotland.

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2022 Spirits Awards - deliberations from our judges #2

As we wrap up the first week of our judging, today has been about grape spirits and vodka. We hear from Spirits Judging Committee member Joel Harrison who was overseeing the grape spirit judging, on his thoughts of how the day panned out.

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2022 Spirits Awards - deliberations from our judges

Halfway through our first week of spirits judging, we caught up with Spirits Judging Committee members Dawn Davies MW and Olivier Ward to hear about what they were tasting and any trends they were seeing in the worldwide whiskey and gin categories.  

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Whisky Trophy Winners to celebrate Burns Night

Synonymous with the world’s greatest poets, Robert Burns is Scotland's national bard. Every year, on 25th January, the nation pays tribute to Rabbie, hosting Burns Night suppers to commemorate his birthday. Here, whisky expert Billy Abbott has matched our Scotch Trophy winners wtih traditional fare from a Burns Night menu...

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IWSC announces new head judge plus two new award categories for its 2022 Mixer Awards

The IWSC has added Tequila & Tonic and Whisky Highball categories for its Mixer Awards which will be judged by a panel led by The Savoy’s Shannon Tebay

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