IWSC reveals 2021 trophy shortlist for top spirit producers

Spirit news

Wed 13 Oct 2021

By Gemma Duncan

Following the recent revelation of our shortlists for our Scotch Whisky and Worldwide Whiskey producer awards, we are delighted to share the nominees for our other Spirit Producer Awards, which recognise the best distilleries across the world. 

Experts have carefully analysed all the IWSC 2021 results, looking at producers' medals, scores and other achievements, in order to find the top distilleries across key categories. 

Each of the winners of these trophies will be put forward for the IWSC’s coveted Outstanding Spirit Producer trophy. Last year this award, which is sponsored by Forsyths, was awarded for the first time to a Rum producer -  Bellonnie & Bourdillon Successeurs in Martinique. 

Continuing with another IWSC first, this year we have added three new producer trophies to our awards. As well as producer trophies for the Gin, Rum, Brandy, Vodka and Whisky categories, in 2021 we will also be rewarding trophies for the best Baijiu Producer, Agave Producer and Shochu Producer. See below for all shortlisted producers. 

Usually, we would announce the winners at our annual banquet, though this year, we will be revealing the winners via a series of videos on our social media channels throughout the first week of November.  Times and dates for these announcements can be viewed here 

Make sure you join us to find out who will be our 2021 winners, and best of luck to all our shortlisted producers.

Meet the nominees for the IWSC Spirit Producer Awards: 

Brandy Producer, sponsored by Talis: 
  • Distilleria Sibona 

  • Domaine Tariquet 

  • Hermitage Cognacs 

  • Camus La Grande Marque  

  • Distilleria Nardini 

National Gin Producer, sponsored by The Gin Guild
  • Dancing Anchor Spirits 

  • Trevethan Distillery  

  • Wessex Distillery 

International Gin Producer, 
sponsored by The Gin Guild: 
  • Four Pillars Distillery 

  • Hernö Gin

  • Nao Spirits & Beverages  

  • Never Never Distilling 

  • Number One Drinks (The Kyoto Distillery) 

Rum Producer
  • Depaz Distillery 

  • R L Seale & Company 

  • Mount Gay 

  • Campari Group (Bellonnie & Bourdillon Successeurs) 

Vodka Producer, sponsored by Double Dutch:
  • Alberta Distillers 

  • Guillotine Vodka 

  • Sazerac Company  

  • Polska Fabryka Wodek - Old Distillery 

Baijiu Producer:
  • Chengde Qianlongzui Industry 

  • Emeishan Longchi Baijiu 

  • Gansu Jiuquan Hanwu Baijiu Industry 

  • Hebei Fenglaiyi Baijiu Co. 

Agave Producer:
  • El Tesoro Tequila 

  • La Madrileña  

  • The Lost Explorer Mezcal Company 

  • Hombo Shuzo  

  • Kitaya Co. 

  • Mizuho Shuzo 


Thank you to our sponsors: 
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