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Whyte & Mackay Ltd whiskies shine bright at IWSC 2019
Whisky Intelligence

Sun 15 Sep 2019

Whyte & Mackay Ltd whiskies shine bright at IWSC 2019

Whyte & Mackay Ltd is toasting the success of its whisky portfolio this week after landing fifteen Gold and Gold Outstanding awards at this year’s prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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Local gins’ big wins
The Advertiser

Wed 11 Sep 2019

Local gins’ big wins

Kangaroo Island Spirits’ O Gin has won the Contemporary Gin Trophy at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in London, a first for an Australian gin.

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Grapes of Wrotham make award-winning gin
FMCG Magazine

Wed 11 Sep 2019

Grapes of Wrotham make award-winning gin

HYKE Gin, by Foxhole Spirits of Haywards Heath, hit the headlines after winning a gold award at the recent 2019 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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North winery wants you to love English wine
The Northern Echo

Thu 5 Sep 2019

North winery wants you to love English wine

Based in Team Valley, Laneberg Wine is the most northerly winery in the UK. Its Bacchus 2018 white wine won medals at the Wine GB Awards and the International Wine And Spirits Competition.

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Brighton Gin hits Treble as Seaside Strength scoops IWSC Silver
Hospitality & Catering News

Wed 4 Sep 2019

Brighton Gin hits Treble as Seaside Strength scoops IWSC Silver

Brighton Spirits Company has added to its growing list of honours after its Brighton Gin Seaside Strength Navy Gin won an IWSC Silver Award.

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Tesco to stock Tarquin's gins from this week
Falmouth Packet

Mon 2 Sep 2019

Tesco to stock Tarquin's gins from this week

Shoppers will be able to pick up Tarquin’s Cornish Dry Gin – a contemporary take on a traditional London dry gin. Having won double gold at the IWSC spirit awards and wider international acclaim this gin has begun to cement itself as a firm favourite for traditional gin fans.

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York Gin strikes gold at international awards
York Press

Sat 31 Aug 2019

York Gin strikes gold at international awards

York Gin's Old Tom was awarded a Gold Outstanding medal with a score of 98/100 at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) - known as the Oscars of the drinking world.

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Fundador Supremo 18 is named ‘world’s best brandy’
Business World

Thu 29 Aug 2019

Fundador Supremo 18 is named ‘world’s best brandy’

Fundador Supremo 18 recently bested some of the world’s top brands to win the coveted “Best Brandy in the World 2019” title at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

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Alcoholic tea brand Noveltea aims for growth after three award wins
Business Live

Thu 29 Aug 2019

Alcoholic tea brand Noveltea aims for growth after three award wins

The Newcastle firm - which last year turned down an offer of investment on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den - won two awards at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) and another from Great Taste.

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Why I’m an IWSC judge: with MWs Ana Sapungiu and Sarah Knowles
The Buyer

Wed 28 Aug 2019

Why I’m an IWSC judge: with MWs Ana Sapungiu and Sarah Knowles

Here in a new series of articles profiling key judges in the IWSC’s revamped competition we talk to two leading retail buyers about why they took part this year for the first time.

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O-I Helps IWSC Celebrate 50 Years With Special Bottle For Special Whisky
Retail Packaging

Wed 28 Aug 2019

O-I Helps IWSC Celebrate 50 Years With Special Bottle For Special Whisky

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) is to partner with O-I, the world’s leading glassmaker, to create a commemorative bottle to celebrate the competition’s 50th anniversary.

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Stockport Gin go from strength to strength
Stockport Independent

Wed 28 Aug 2019

Stockport Gin go from strength to strength

Stockport Gin launched with their original gin, a citrus forward London Dry Gin which in July, only 4 months after launching, achieved a Bronze Medal Award at the International Wine and Spirits Competition.

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Glenmorangie Whisky scoops seven awards at prestigious competition
Deadline News

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Glenmorangie Whisky scoops seven awards at prestigious competition

Glenmorangie won the seven Gold Outstanding awards at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) that brings the best products in the spirit industry.

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Best prosecco: where to find the best Italian sparkling wine for dinners and parties
The Sun

Mon 26 Aug 2019

Best prosecco: where to find the best Italian sparkling wine for dinners and parties

There are fewer ways to ensure a prosecco is top quality than getting one that's award winning.

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10 distilleries to visit in the UK
The Telegraph

Mon 26 Aug 2019

10 distilleries to visit in the UK

At the Strathmashie Distillery gin school, expect to forage for botanicals and make your very own gin. You might also want to sample their International Wine and Spirit competition Gold-medal winning copper pot distilled gin with Lebanese mint.

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Electric Spirit Co. strikes gold; scores 96/100 at International Wine and Spirits Competition
Great Drams

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Electric Spirit Co. strikes gold; scores 96/100 at International Wine and Spirits Competition

Achroous, the signature gin from Edinburgh producer Electric Spirit Co. has been named as one of the top seven in the world, winning gold at the highly respected International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

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An Andalusian Brandy has been named the best in the world
EuroWeekly

Thu 22 Aug 2019

An Andalusian Brandy has been named the best in the world

Fundador Supremo 18 was recently named the Best Brandy in the World 2019 by the esteemed panellists of the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

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Golden year for Scottish spirits
Scottish Licensed Trade News

Thu 22 Aug 2019

Golden year for Scottish spirits

This year’s International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) was one to remember for Scottish gin producers as five earned gold status for their liquids.

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Flor de Caña To Release Limited 30-Year-Old Rum Priced At $1,200
Forbes

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Flor de Caña To Release Limited 30-Year-Old Rum Priced At $1,200

Flor de Caña is a family-owned company based in Nicaragua that has won numerous awards, including No. 1 Rum Producer in the World from the International Wine and Spirit Competition.

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World class English distillery brings home global awards
Whisky Intelligence

Mon 19 Aug 2019

World class English distillery brings home global awards

The Cotswolds Distillery range of whiskies and gin have triumphed at the 2019 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) and the Great Taste Awards.

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