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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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Scotch & Worldwide Whisky Tasting & Awards Ceremony announced

This October, the IWSC is returning to Scotland for a stunning tasting and celebration dinner.

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2021 Spirits Trophy winners announced

We are delighted to announce our IWSC 2021 spirits trophy winners.

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Results are out for the biggest spirits judging in IWSC history

The results are out for the IWSC’s biggest spirits judging in history, over 80 experts tast over 4,000 spirits.

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IWSC judging blog: The 2021 spirits judging has officially started

Find out how our judges got on with the start of our 2021 spirits tasting. Which categories are set to win big this year?

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IWSC Bourbon Trophy winner: Uncle Nearest

Victoria Eady Butler, master blender for Uncle Nearest, tells us about the brand's history and what makes her whiskey an IWSC trophy-winner

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The best bourbon and American whiskey from the IWSC 2020

American whiskey is a lot more than just bourbon. Here, we take a look at the top 16 bottles from the IWSC 2020 spirits awards

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IWSC Mezcal Trophy winner: Mezcal Colores Tóbala

One mezcal shone brighter than all others to scoop a trophy in 2020: Tóbala from Colores, an artisanal mezcal producer based in Oaxaca, the Mexican region where the majority of the spirit is made

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Top English whiskies

Here are the pick of English whiskies as judged in the IWSC’s 2020 spirits tasting

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London Dry Gin Trophy winner: Monterey

Simon Finemore, Monterey Gin’s co-founder and distiller, tells us more about this exciting new gin kid on the block

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Young gin lovers presented with IWSC Emerging Talent in Spirits award

The joint winners of the Emerging Talent in Spirits award are Alice Pearson and Rachel Sutherland

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