WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Recent years have seen the IWSC diversify from an awards body focused solely on wine and spirits, to one encompassing the increasing variety of drinks available to consumers.
In 2023, the IWSC saw a 30% growth in the number of entries into our Lighter Alcohol awards. This growth reflects the broader shift in society towards more responsible and balanced alcohol consumption. Our judges have been greatly impressed by the innovation in the Lighter Alcohol entries we have received, it is clear that consumers are now more confident with their understanding of ABV strength and brands are delivering on their lighter alcohol promise.
Sponsored by Franklin & Sons, we created our Mixer Awards to crown the world's best spirits and mixer pairings. If you are submitting a lighter-alcohol alternative spirit to our judging, you can also enter our Mixer Awards.
The judges will be selecting the best Lighter-Alcohol Gin & Tonic, Lighter-Alcohol Vodka & Tonic,Lighter-Alcohol Rum & Tonic,Lighter-Alcohol Whisky Highball,Lighter-Alcohol Agave & Tonic, and NEW to 2024 -Lighter-Alcohol Paloma (lighter-alcohol tequila & grapefruit soda), Lighter-Alcohol Rum & Cola and Lighter-Alcohol Whisky & Ginger Ale.