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" The response to our award from gin drinkers in Finland and farther beyond was fantastic, and our sales over the years have grown over five-fold. "

Miika Lipiäinen  /  Kyrö Distillery, Finland  /  Gold and silver medals 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 helped us to realise that we were on the right track at such an early and influential time in our growth as a craft spirits producer. "

Michael Harris  /  Mountain Distilling Company, Australia  /  Gold 2019

" When we’re talking to new partners, having this award to say that our spirits are great quality makes a difference when at the negotiation table. "

Nick Ravenhall  /  ATOM Brands, UK  /  UK Gin Producer 2019

" There are a lot of spirits competitions out there these days. Pretty soon we might even need a competition for the best competitions! If ever such a day arrived, it’s a safe bet that the IWSC would take home a 'double gold'. "

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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.

Rum Producer of the Year, 2020: BBS

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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