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2021 spirits tasting results out now!

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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.

2021 Spirits Trophy winners announced

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2021 Spirits Trophy winners announced

We are delighted to announce our IWSC 2021 spirits trophy winners.

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Results are out for the biggest spirits judging in IWSC history

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Results are out for the biggest spirits judging in IWSC history

The results are out for the IWSC’s biggest spirits judging in history, over 80 experts tast over 4,000 spirits.

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IWSC judging blog: The 2021 spirits judging has officially started

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IWSC judging blog: The 2021 spirits judging has officially started

Find out how our judges got on with the start of our 2021 spirits tasting. Which categories are set to win big this year?

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IWSC Bourbon Trophy winner: Uncle Nearest

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IWSC Bourbon Trophy winner: Uncle Nearest

Victoria Eady Butler, master blender for Uncle Nearest, tells us about the brand's history and what makes her whiskey an IWSC trophy-winner

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The best bourbon and American whiskey from the IWSC 2020

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The best bourbon and American whiskey from the IWSC 2020

American whiskey is a lot more than just bourbon. Here, we take a look at the top 16 bottles from the IWSC 2020 spirits awards

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IWSC Mezcal Trophy winner: Mezcal Colores Tóbala

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IWSC Mezcal Trophy winner: Mezcal Colores Tóbala

One mezcal shone brighter than all others to scoop a trophy in 2020: Tóbala from Colores, an artisanal mezcal producer based in Oaxaca, the Mexican region where the majority of the spirit is made

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Top English whiskies

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Top English whiskies

Here are the pick of English whiskies as judged in the IWSC’s 2020 spirits tasting

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London Dry Gin Trophy winner: Monterey

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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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