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" Awards give trust – not everybody is familiar with Cognac, so it’s important that they can trust awards, especially when they are famous like IWSC. "

Francis Abécassis  /  ABK6, France  /  Brandy Producer 2019

" I like the breadth that IWSC offers. No longer are we just focusing on the major players, we’re looking at new regions where wine can be great. "

Madeline Puckette  /  Wine Folly, USA  /  Wine Communicator 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 is the most relevant wine award in the world. This is the only one we enter, to measure ourselves against our peers in the industry. "

Abrie Beeslaar  /  Kanonkop, South Africa  /  Outstanding Wine Producer 2019

" Wine awards are super important. You’re judged at a similar level to other wines and to come out on top means that people trust what you’re doing. "

Tamara Roberts  /  Ridgeview Wine Estate, UK  /  IWSC President 2020

Why choose IWSC

Why choose IWSC

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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.

Gin & tonic trophy 2020: Hernö Old Tom Gin

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Gin & tonic trophy 2020: Hernö Old Tom Gin

What's new on the G&T scene and what's the best garnish? We spoke to Hernö Gin about what it feels like to scoop the G&T Trophy for a second time.

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The world's best gins for making gin & tonics

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The world's best gins for making gin & tonics

It's International Gin & Tonic Day today, here are five of the world's best gins to make a classic G&T with at home.

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Liqueur trophy 2020: Yamamoto Shuzo Nigori Umeshu

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Liqueur trophy 2020: Yamamoto Shuzo Nigori Umeshu

More and more people, it seems, are starting to discover the charms of traditional Japanese drinks. We spoke to Reona Togawa from Yamamoto Shuzo to find out more about winning the IWSC 2020 liqueur trophy. 

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The world's best liqueurs

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The world's best liqueurs

It's the variety of liqueurs that makes the category so fascinating: almost any ingredient you can think of has been used in making them. Here are the top 10 IWSC Gold medal-winners from the recent tasting.

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10 best Asian liqueurs to try

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10 best Asian liqueurs to try

There is a wealth of liqueurs to try from China and Japan, all with new and exotic flavour dimensions compared to their Western counterparts. Here we showcase the best Asian liqueurs that won the top medals in IWSC 2020.

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Five of the best cream liqueurs to try

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Five of the best cream liqueurs to try

Treat yourself with one of the five best cream liqueurs that won a medal

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IWSC reveals the distilleries shortlisted for top spirit trophies

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IWSC reveals the distilleries shortlisted for top spirit trophies

IWSC unveils the final shortlists for the Spirit Producer Awards, which recognise the best distilleries across the world.

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Vodka Trophy 2020: Naud French Vodka

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Vodka Trophy 2020: Naud French Vodka

Jean-Michel Naud always wanted to do things a bit differently and in 1999 he dared to create the first vodka in the Charentes region in France, an area synonymous with Cognac production.

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