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The Shout

IWSC returns to Margaret River

Following a successful Global Judging in Margaret River in 2023, the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) is once again returning to Western Australia to conduct its wine judging, in partnership with the Margaret River Wine Association and Wines of Western Australia.

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The Shout

The Whisky List’s Emma Cookson’s big IWSC win

Emma Cookson, The Whisky List’s (TWL) Whisky Specialist and Editor, has been awarded International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2024 Emerging Talent in Spirits Communication winner.

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Forbes

The World’s Best Vodka—According To The International Wine And Spirits Competition

Each year in London, some of the most seasoned palates in the alcohol industry come together to sample through thousands of liquid entries from across the globe. The event is called the International Wine and Spirits Competition and the annual results, when published, can make or break a brand.

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BNN Breaking

Cape Verde’s Prosperous Vodka Shakes Up Global Spirits Industry

At the 2023 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) in London, an unexpected participant emerged victorious. Prosperous Vodka, a product of Kriol Distillery based in Cape Verde, Africa, not only outshone its competitors in the vodka category but also outperformed across all spirit types. The vodka scored an exceptional 99 out of 100, marking a significant disruption in the global spirits industry.

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Prestige Online

Hatten Wines shines on the global stage with new accolades

Hatten Wines also shone at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2023. After undergoing meticulous blind evaluation by a panel of experts including sommeliers, analysts, and wine-focused journalists, the brand’s products won myriad awards.

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Food and Drink Business

Small can with a big presence

At the recent International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), Australian distillers and wine makers did the country proud. One of the stars of the show was cocktail innovator, Curatif, winning RTD Producer of the Year for the second year in a row.

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The Shout

Curatif takes home global trophy for second year

Canned cocktail producer Curatif has brought home the RTD Producer Trophy from the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) for the second year running, having taken out the inaugural title for RTD producers last year.

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NZ Herald

Church Road of Hawke’s Bay nominated best red wine producer at International Wine and Spirit Competition in London

Church Road has the accolade of being nominated in the 2023 Red Wine Producer of the Year category at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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Yahoo News

Cornwall cider named as 'best in the world' at international awards

A LOW-alcohol cider made in Cornwall has won an international award in an 'alternative drinks' category. Rattler Zero has been recognised as the world’s best low-alcohol cider as it was awarded Gold in this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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Man of Many

Four Pillars Named World’s Best Gin Maker…Again

Lightning can strike thrice. Australian spirits label Four Pillars has made history, becoming the industry’s first gin producer to be named world’s best three times. At the 2023 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC), Four Pillars claimed the title of International Gin Producer of the Year, an honour the Healesville-based distillery also nabbed in 2019 and 2020.

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Forbes

The Best Wines In The World-According To The International Wine And Spirits Competition

Each year, the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), one of the oldest and most prestigious events in the beverage world, brings back all its individual wine winners across various categories to determine the best of the best.

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Asda Corporate

Get into the spirit! Asda’s range of award-winning spirits and liqueurs are perfect for party season

Whether stocking up the home bar pre-Christmas or looking for what to gift friends and family, Asda’s range of own-brand, award-winning spirits and liqueurs cater to everyone from Espresso Martini fans to Whisky connoisseurs. With prices starting at £8 for IWSC Gold medal winners, customers can find fantastic quality bottles for a bargain price tag.

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Time Out

This Victorian distillery was just crowned the world's best gin maker for a record third time

Here's some good news to lift your spirits (see what we did there?). On October 19, the 2023 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) was held in London, with Victoria's very own gin hero Four Pillars winning International Gin Producer of the Year for the third time.

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nippon.com

Japan's Hamada Syuzou Wins Int'l Prize for "Shochu" Producer

London, Oct. 23 (Jiji Press)--Japanese distillery Hamada Syuzou Co. has won top prize for "shochu" spirits producer at this year's International Wine & Spirit Competition.

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Wave3

Bardstown Bourbon Company named 2023 Worldwide Whiskey Producer

The Bardstown Bourbon Company was named the 2023 Worldwide Whiskey Producer by the International Wine and Spirits Competition on Friday. The IWSC is the world’s largest and most influential spirits competition, dating back to 1969.

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NZ Herald

Church Road only NZ winery nominated for prominent international award

Church Road chief winemaker Chris Scott says he is honoured that their red wine was nominated in the 2023 Red Wine Producer of the Year category at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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Forbes

The World’s Best Bourbon—According To The 2023 International Wine And Spirits Competition

What a banner year it’s been for Bardstown Bourbon Company. Back in March, the celebrated Kentucky spirits maker received top score at the International Wine and Spirits Competition for its 6-year-old Origin Series release: 98 out of 100 points. And now that very same prestigious organization has just awarded BBC the title of “Worldwide Whiskey Producer of the Year” at its annual awards ceremony in London.

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Drinks Trade

Australia triumphant at the IWSC Trophy presentation in London

Top Shelf, Four Pillars, Curatif, Cape Mentelle and Larry Cherabino were amongst the Australian movers and shakers that came up trumps last night at the International Wine and Spirits Awards (IWSC) in London. The results establish Australia as a serious player in global drinks production.

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7News

Australian gin Four Pillars voted world’s best for a third time at International Wine & Spirit Competition

Australia is again home to the world’s best gin after taking the crown for a record third time. Victoria’s Yarra Valley-based gin distillery Four Pillars was named 2023 International Gin Producer of the Year in London on Thursday.

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Whiskey Raiders

‘They Set The Standard for the Modern Bourbon Experience’: Bardstown Bourbon Co. Named 2023 Worldwide Whiskey Producer of the Year

On Friday, Bardstown Bourbon Company announced it won Worldwide Whiskey Producer of the Year at the International Wine and Spirits Competition.

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