Wer ein umfassenderes Bild von den derzeit am höchsten bewerteten Whiskys gewinnen will, sollte deshalb das derzeit laufende Tasting der renommierten „International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018“ abwarten. Das IWSC will seine Ergebnisse am 24. Juli veröffentlichen. Im vergangenen Jahr gewann der achtjährige Aldi-Whisky in diesem Wettbewerb die Bronzemedaille.
English winemaker Wiston Estate is looking to cash in on booming on-trade sales of domestic fizz with a new distribution deal with Swig Wines. The South Downs producer’s entire range – including Wiston Estate Cuvee 2013, winner of the English Sparkling Wine Trophy at IWSC 2017 – is now available to the capital’s restaurants and bars through Swig.
The classic Blackwater No 5 is a London dry gin which combines juniper with coriander, warm cinnamon, zesty lemon and eight other botanicals. It was the only Irish gin to be awarded Gold at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) in 2017.
This year eight Georgian companies won 41 IWSC awards: 11 silver and 30 bronze medals: Badagoni, Château Mukhrani, GWS Winery, Tbilvino, Telavi Wine Cellar, Teliani Valley, Schuchmann Wines, Vaziani Winery.
Brexit and political tussling over the UK's place in the world is taking place alongside the growing global conversation around quality UK wines and spirits.
Adam Lechmere, general manager of the IWSC, believes that the competition's organisers have seen 100% growth in English wine entries over the past four years.
Adam Lechmere, general manager of the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), welcomed the decision to penalise drinks firms which produce “powerful cheap ciders and other horrible concoctions that are so obviously designed to get you drunk as quickly, cheaply and effectively as possible.”