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Scotch Whisky Producer 2020: William Grant & Sons

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" The response to our award from gin drinkers in Finland and farther beyond was fantastic, and our sales over the years have grown over five-fold. "

Miika Lipiäinen  /  Kyrö Distillery, Finland  /  Gold and silver medals 2019

" IWSC is the pinnacle. We work hard to encourage brands to join our portfolio, so for them to see that we’ve won this award is very helpful. "

David Hood  /  Spirit Cartel, UK  /  Spirits Distributor 2019

" IWSC helped us to realise that we were on the right track at such an early and influential time in our growth as a craft spirits producer. "

Michael Harris  /  Mountain Distilling Company, Australia  /  Gold 2019

" When we’re talking to new partners, having this award to say that our spirits are great quality makes a difference when at the negotiation table. "

Nick Ravenhall  /  ATOM Brands, UK  /  UK Gin Producer 2019

" There are a lot of spirits competitions out there these days. Pretty soon we might even need a competition for the best competitions! If ever such a day arrived, it’s a safe bet that the IWSC would take home a 'double gold'. "

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The IWSC is the world’s largest and most influential spirits awards

Whether you're looking for expert, impartial evaluation, benchmarking or generating trade and consumer interest - we're here to help. The International Wine & Spirit Competition has over 50 years of experience, world-renowned judges, an innovative and market-driven approach and we give feedback on all entries. Enter IWSC's international spirit awards to get your spirits noticed.

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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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Shochu: what is it and which bottles should you try?

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Shochu: what is it and which bottles should you try?

Asian spirits have a knack of being beautifully crafted liquids with a beguiling texture – and Shochu is no exception. Explore our pick of the best Shochus from the IWSC’s latest spirits tasting

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Top 20 single malt whiskies from around the world

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Top 20 single malt whiskies from around the world

The past decade or so has been kind to the whisky drinker. Up until then, their choice of dram was generally limited to Scotland, Ireland and the USA – and little else. But now the options are vast – whisky is made all around the world, and the results are giving the traditional producers something to think about.

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Scotch Whisky Producer of the Year 2020: William Grant & Sons

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Scotch Whisky Producer of the Year 2020: William Grant & Sons

Covering both classic and modern, William Grant & Sons continues to be at the heart of everything in this dynamic industry – and that is the main reason why this family-owned company is the recipient of the 2020 IWSC Scotch Whisky Producer Trophy

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Baijiu: Learn about China’s national drink and the best bottles to try

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Baijiu: Learn about China’s national drink and the best bottles to try

Ahead of Chinese New Year, we're talking about China's national drink - Baijiu - and sharing the top 20 bottles from the IWSC 2020 spirits tasting

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Liqueur Producer of the Year, 2020: Mozart Distillerie

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Liqueur Producer of the Year, 2020: Mozart Distillerie

The IWSC Liqueur Producer of the Year goes to Mozart Distillerie, an Austrian producer that is the master of making luscious, rich chocolate liqueurs

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Top six vermouths from around the world

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Top six vermouths from around the world

Vermouth has been in and out of fashion for hundreds of years, but is currently enjoying something of a renaissance. Here are six top-rated vermouths from the 2020 IWSC, from a range of countries and styles.

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Outstanding Spirits Producer of the Year 2020: BBS (Bellonnie & Bourdillon Successeurs)

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Outstanding Spirits Producer of the Year 2020: BBS (Bellonnie & Bourdillon Successeurs)

The recipient of the IWSC Outstanding Spirit Producer of the Year Trophy 2020 is Martinique-based BBS, which makes deliciously fresh, aromatic agricole rum

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