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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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Top 20 single malt whiskies from around the world

The past decade or so has been kind to the whisky drinker. Up until then, their choice of dram was generally limited to Scotland, Ireland and the USA – and little else. But now the options are vast – whisky is made all around the world, and the results are giving the traditional producers something to think about.

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Scotch Whisky Producer of the Year 2020: William Grant & Sons

Covering both classic and modern, William Grant & Sons continues to be at the heart of everything in this dynamic industry – and that is the main reason why this family-owned company is the recipient of the 2020 IWSC Scotch Whisky Producer Trophy

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Baijiu: Learn about China’s national drink and the best bottles to try

Ahead of Chinese New Year, we're talking about China's national drink - Baijiu - and sharing the top 20 bottles from the IWSC 2020 spirits tasting

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Liqueur Producer of the Year, 2020: Mozart Distillerie

The IWSC Liqueur Producer of the Year goes to Mozart Distillerie, an Austrian producer that is the master of making luscious, rich chocolate liqueurs

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Top six vermouths from around the world

Vermouth has been in and out of fashion for hundreds of years, but is currently enjoying something of a renaissance. Here are six top-rated vermouths from the 2020 IWSC, from a range of countries and styles.

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Outstanding Spirits Producer of the Year 2020: BBS (Bellonnie & Bourdillon Successeurs)

The recipient of the IWSC Outstanding Spirit Producer of the Year Trophy 2020 is Martinique-based BBS, which makes deliciously fresh, aromatic agricole rum

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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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