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" 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'. "

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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.

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging: Judges’ deliberations on Spirit and Mixer Awards

Our judges shared their thoughts and highlights from a diverse day of judging our Spirit and Mixer Awards, comprising 8 categories - Gin & Tonic, Vodka Tonics, Agave and Tonic, Whisky Highball, Rum and Tonic, Paloma, Whisky and Ginger Ale and Rum and Cola.

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging: Judges’ deliberations on Rum

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging: Judges’ deliberations on Rum

Following two days of judging our extensive rum category, our panels were left delighted by the variety and styles on show. 

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging: Judges’ deliberations on Gin

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging: Judges’ deliberations on Gin

After 3 days of judging gins from all over the world, our panels uncovered some bold and exciting spirits from each of the 3 categories with some excellent results across the board

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging: judges’ deliberations on Vodka and Fruit Spirits

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging: judges’ deliberations on Vodka and Fruit Spirits

“The best year we’ve ever had for vodka at the IWSC” - this was our judges’ summary of the two exciting days of tasting various styles of vodkas. Fruit spirits also didn’t disappoint – read on to discover which flights impressed our experts.

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging: Judges’ deliberations on Worldwide Whiskey

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging: Judges’ deliberations on Worldwide Whiskey

With so many countries producing exceptional whiskeys from around the world, our judges were treated to two days of judging the IWSC’s Worldwide Whiskey category.

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging: Judges’ deliberations on Agave Spirits

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging: Judges’ deliberations on Agave Spirits

Another fantastic day at the IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging as our experts tackled the Agave category. After a tasting that saw tequila and mezcal scoop up medals, we asked our judges which flights stood out the most.

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging. Judges’ deliberations on Grape Brandy and Asian Spirits

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As we close the doors on another day at our Spirits Judging, our judges were left with smiles on their faces thanks to the impressive quality of spirits on show. With many gold and gold outstanding awards across the day of judging, it’s not surprise why.

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging. Judges’ deliberations on Bitters and Liqueurs

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IWSC 2024 Spirits Judging. Judges’ deliberations on Bitters and Liqueurs

After a busy day judging bitters and liqueurs, we sat down with our judges to find out what caught their attention

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