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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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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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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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