TALENT AWARDS

OUR 2023 EMERGING TALENT AWARDS ARE OPEN

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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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YOUR SPIRITS, CENTRE STAGE

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.

Jimmy Harris - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

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Jimmy Harris - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

Discover the top spirits our judges rated the highest at our 2022 judging – here we discover what Jimmy Harris, educator, and co-founder of Glassmates, rated as his top picks.

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Joel Harrison - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

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Joel Harrison - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

Discover the top spirits our judges rated the highest at our 2022 judging – here we discover what Joel Harrison, IWSC Judging Committee member, award-winning drinks writer and commentator, and whisky and fine spirits specialist.

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Colin Hampden-White - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

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Colin Hampden-White - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

Discover the top spirits our judges rated the highest at our 2022 judging...here we discover what writer, presenter, photographer and IWSC judge, Colin Hampden-White, rated as his top picks.

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Rosie Milsom - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

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Rosie Milsom - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

Discover the top spirits our judges rated the highest at our recent judging...here we discover what Rosie Milsom, Head of New Product Development at Atom Brands, rated as her top picks.

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Sam Carter - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

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Sam Carter - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

Discover the top spirits our judges rated the highest at our recent judging...here we discover what Sam Carter, all-round gin aficionado rated as his top picks.

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Dhavall Ghandi - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

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Dhavall Ghandi - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

Discover the top spirits our judges rated the highest at our recent judging...here we discover what Dhavall Gandhi, former whisky director for The Lakes Distillery, rated as his top picks.

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Tim Blake - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

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Tim Blake - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

Discover the top spirits our judges rated the highest at our recent judging...here we discover what Tim Blake, Co-Founder of Crossip Drinks marked as his top picks.

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Bernadette Pamplin - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

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Bernadette Pamplin - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

Discover the top spirits our judges rated the highest at our recent judging...here we discover what Bernadette Pamplin marked as her top picks.

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13 - 15 February

Wine entry drop off at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris (in person drop off, wine entrants only)

Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles

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17 January

2023 Spirits (& Mixer) Awards

06 March

2023 Everything else (including Low/No, Cider, RTDs, Vermouth etc)