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" The response to our award from gin drinkers in Finland and further 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.

IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging: Judges’ deliberations on agave spirits

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging: Judges’ deliberations on agave spirits

Another fantastic day at the IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging as our experts tackled the Agave category. After a tasting that saw tequila and mezcal scoop up medals, we asked our judges which flights stood out the most.

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging. Judges’ deliberations on Grape Brandy and Asian Spirits

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging. Judges’ deliberations on Grape Brandy and Asian Spirits

As we close the doors on another day at our Spirits Judging, our judges were left with smiles on their faces thanks to the impressive quality of spirits on show. With many gold and gold outstanding awards across the day of judging, it’s not surprise why.

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging. Judges’ deliberations on bitters and liqueurs

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging. Judges’ deliberations on bitters and liqueurs

After a busy day judging bitters and liqueurs, we sat down with our judges to find out what caught their attention

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging. Judges’ deliberations on Scotch Whisky

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging. Judges’ deliberations on Scotch Whisky

Our Spirits judging has kicked off with one of the IWSC’s biggest categories – Scotch whisky. We caught up with our judges right after the tasting.

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Leah van Deventer: let’s show the world what South African spirits are capable of!

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Leah van Deventer: let’s show the world what South African spirits are capable of!

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IWSC and Spirits Kiosk: bringing new market opportunities to our winners

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We are thrilled to share that this year we will continue our collaboration with Spirits Kiosk, part of Enotria & Coe, offering our medal-winning spirits an opportunity to gain new on-trade and off-trade listings.

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Introducing IWSC London Dry Gin Producer Trophy

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Introducing IWSC London Dry Gin Producer Trophy

Ahead of the closing date for our Spirits Awards entries, we are delighted to announce our new London Dry Gin Producer Trophy, sponsored by The Gin Guild.

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Emma Cookson announced as IWSC's 2024 Emerging Talent in Spirits Communication winner

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Emma Cookson announced as IWSC's 2024 Emerging Talent in Spirits Communication winner

We are delighted to reveal that our winner for our Emerging Talent in Spirtis Communication award is Emma Cookson.

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