" The response to our award from gin drinkers in Finland and further 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'. "

Brad Japhe  /  Forbes  /  Read more

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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.

Gin award winners joining Junipalooza

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Gin award winners joining Junipalooza

With just under one month until Spirits Kiosk’s celebration of all things gin -  Junipalooza - the IWSC is delighted to highlight some medal winners from its 2022 spirits judging confirmed for the event.

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Anne Jones - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

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Anne Jones - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

Discover the top spirits our judges rated the highest at our recent judging...today we discover what Anne Jones marked as her top picks.

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Barry McCaughley - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

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Barry McCaughley - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

Discover the top spirits our judges rated the highest at our recent judging...here we discover what Barry McCaughley marked as his top picks.

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IWSC reveals the winner of its Spirits Supermarket of the Year award

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IWSC reveals the winner of its Spirits Supermarket of the Year award

The IWSC is delighted to announce the 2022 winner of its Spirits Supermarket of the Year award.

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IWSC announces the winner of its 2022 Spirits Distributor of the Year award

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IWSC announces the winner of its 2022 Spirits Distributor of the Year award

Following last week’s announcement of our shortlist for the Spirits Distributor of the Year accolade, sponsored by Karuizawa Distillers, the IWSC is delighted to announce the 2022 winner of this much-contested award.

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Spirits Kiosk to sponsor IWSC's 2022 Agave Producer Trophy

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Spirits Kiosk to sponsor IWSC's 2022 Agave Producer Trophy

Following the recent announcement of our 2022 medal-winning spirits, including tequila and mezcal, the IWSC is thrilled to share the news that its 2022 Agave Producer Trophy will be sponsored by Spirits Kiosk.

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Shining a spotlight on our 2022 medal-winning agave spirits

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Shining a spotlight on our 2022 medal-winning agave spirits

Following the announcement of the IWSC’s 2022 spirits awards, it is apparent from the results that there remains a clear, upward trend for tequila and mezcal.

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IWSC announces 2022 trophy winners

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IWSC announces 2022 trophy winners

Having completed its biggest year for spirits award entries, the IWSC is delighted to announce the 23 spirits to have been awarded a trophy.

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