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Each week we publish stories about the best wines and spirits, our experts, upcoming events, and beverage industry news. And, don't miss our new IWSC Insights series, where we take an in-depth look into drinks businesses and markets around the world. Looking for recommendations? Visit our consumer website Club Oenologique to read our top 10s and reviews.

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Rum Producer of the Year, 2020: BBS

The IWSC Rum Producer of the Year goes to BBS, a Martinique-based distiller that creates a very special type of rum: agricole, made from fresh sugar cane

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Top Low & No Spirit

January, or rather ‘Dry January’ is here once again. It is a month that, along with ‘Stoptober’, punctuates the UK’s annual calendar as an opportunity to cut out alcohol consumption, something that’s often much needed after Christmas’ overindulgence.

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Worldwide Whiskey Producer of the year, 2020: Teerenpeli Brewery & Distillery

The world of whiskey has traditionally been dominated by Scotland, Ireland and the US, but change is afoot. Representing Worldwide Whiskey is Finland's Teerenpeli Brewery & Distillery.

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Single Malt Scotch Whisky 25 Years & Under Trophy 2020: Bunnahabhain 25 YO

It's spent a quarter of a century maturing by the sea in ex-sherry casks and is an exceptional example that wowed IWSC judges with its 'elegance and finesse'

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International Gin Producer of the Year, 2020: Four Pillars Distillery

‘The world didn’t need another London Dry gin made by three bald Australians.’ Discover the secret to Four Pillars Gin's success and why it won Worldwide Gin Producer of the Year, 2020 for the second time in a row

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Best flavoured vodkas

Flavoured vodka has been around for over 500 years. Back then, flavour was added to mask the dubious quality of the spirit. Nowadays, enterprising distillers are finding intriguing ways to flavour their vodka.

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Blended Scotch Whisky Trophy Winner 2020: Glory Leading International

One company that's leading the charge in whisky innovation is IWSC winner of the Blended Scotch Whisky Trophy 2020 Glory Leading International. We spoke to its MD, Chester Cheng about their trophy win

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UK Gin Producer of the Year, 2020: 58 Gin

'Distilling top-class gin is like cooking a good brisket - you need passion, quality ingredients and patience.' Find out UK Gin Producer of the year, 58 Gin's MD Carmen O'Neal's future plans for this small, disruptive distillery

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Brandy Producer of the Year, 2020: Château de Pellehaut

Scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find plenty of modernity and innovation in Armagnac. And the recipient of this year’s IWSC Brandy Producer of the Year, Château de Pellehaut, is a fine example.

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Nine of the world's best Armagnacs to drink this winter

Armagnac has stood in the shadows of its more illustrious neighbour, Cognac, for far too long. Cognac may have the brands and the bling, but Armagnac has history on its side. Find out which nine Armagnacs were recently crowned winners in a recent IWSC tasting

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