IWSC names trophy winners as part of spirits and liqueurs medals


IWSC winners

From Glenfiddich, Ardbeg and Bowmore whiskies to El Dorado rum and El Tesoro tequila, the trophy winners have been announced as part of the International Wine & Spirits Competition results.

Now in its 46th year, The IWSC has announced the winners of its spirits and liqueurs categories, including Gold and Gold Outstanding. A full list can be found at www.iwsc.net.

Trophy winners included Blanton’s Gold Edition bourbon, Hernö Juniper Cask Gin, El Dorado 12 Year Old rum, Ardbeg Uigeadail single malt whisky, 10-year-old Bowmore Tempest single malt, Glenfiddich 21 Year Old single malt, El Tesoro Platinum tequila and Ogilvy Scottish Potato Vodka.

Supermarket own brands came out with some of the top medals including the trophy for single malt scotch whisky with no age statement. Eight of the competition’s Gold and Gold Outstanding accolades awarded went to supermarket own labels.

IWSC’s rigorous judging process includes a double blind tasting from leading experts in the world of spirits and liqueurs.

Full list of trophy winners

  • Blended Scotch Whisky: Ballantine’s 30 (Chivas Brothers)
  • Bloody Mary: Vodrock (Vodrock UG)
  • Bourbon: Blanton’s Gold Edition Bourbon Whiskey (Blanton Distilling Company)
  • Cask Strength Scotch Whisky: Ardbeg Uigeadail Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (The Glenmorangie Company)
  • Cognac: Club Cigare XO Grande Champagne (SARL Hawkins Distribution)
  • Contemporary Style Gin: Hernö Juniper Cask Gin (Hernö Gin AB)
  • Fruit Spirit: GE Massenez Eau de Vie de Framboise Sauvage VRP (Grandes Distilleries Peureux)
  • Gin & Tonic: Napue Gin (Kyro Distillery)
  • Liqueur: Supercassis Vedrenne (Pagès Vedrenne)
  • London Dry Gin: Carlton Club London Distilled Gin (London & Scottish International)
  • Packaging, Brown Spirits: Timorous Beastie (Douglas Laing & Co)
  • Packaging, White Spirits: Chalong Bay Rum (Chalong Bay Rum Distillery)
  • Pomace Brandy: Grappa Le Giare Gewürztraminer (Distilleria Marzadro Spa)
  • Rum: El Dorado 12 Year Old (Demerara Distillers)
  • Shochu: Shushurakuraku (Nishi Sake Brewing Co)
  • Single Malt Scotch Whisky 15 Years & Under: Bowmore Tempest Single Malt Scotch Whisky Islay 10 Year Old (Beam Suntory)
  • Single Malt Scotch Whisky over 15 Years: Glenfiddich Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 21 Year Old (William Grant & Sons Distillers)
  • Single Malt Scotch Whisky, no age statement: Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Whyte & Mackay Distillers)
  • Tequila: El Tesoro Platinum Tequila (El Tesoro)
  • Vodka: Ogilvy Scottish Potato Vodka (Ogilvy Spirits)
  • Worldwide Brandy: Van Ryn’s Distiller’s Reserve 12 Year Old (Distell)
  • Worldwide Whiskey: Three Ships Single Malt Whiskey 10 Year Old (Distell)
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