Spirits and liqueurs named IWSC winners

IWSCThe winners of this year’s International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) have been announced.

Products taking home category trophies include Adnams Copper House distillery with Copper House Distilled Gin and Asbach for its Private Brand 8 Jahre Gerdeift brandy.

Buffalo Trace Distillery won the Bourbon Trophy for its Eagle Rare Single Barrel 10 Year Old – the first time a trophy has been awarded for bourbon.

Beam’s Pinnacle Vodka won the Vodka Trophy while Demerara Distillers in St Lucia maintained its IWSC-winning record by gaining the Rum Trophy for its eight-year-old El Dorado Rum.

William Grant & Sons won three of the Scotch trophies.

The Gold Outstanding award went to two gins: Adnams Copper House and No 3.

Rums receiving the Gold Outstanding award included El Dorado’s eight-year-old, 12-year-old and 15-year-old rums and Ron Antiguo de Solera Santa Teresa 1796.

Gold Outstanding awards for tequilas included El Tesoro Reposado and Herradura Selección Suprema Extra Añejo.

Top Gold Outstanding winners among American whiskeys were Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon 10 Year Old, Jim Beam Black eight-year-old bourbon and Hudson Baby Bourbon.

Gold Outstanding Irish whiskeys included Yellow Spot Single Pot Still 12 Year Old, Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy, Kilbeggan 18 Year Old and Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old.

Top liqueurs included Merlet Crème de Cassis and Underberg.

In the whisky category, Gold Outstanding winners included Laphroaig 18-year-old, The Glenlivet 21 Year Old Archive, Johnnie Walker Black Label Deluxe 12 Year Old, Talisker 10 Year Old, Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside, Glenmorangie 18 Year Old and Signet, Jura Vintage 1973 and Vintage 1977, Grant’s 18 Year Old, The Balvenie 40 Year Old, Single Barrel 12 Year Old and Thirty Single Malt, Glenfiddich 40 Year Old and Mackmyra Moment Glöd single malt whisky from Sweden.

Click here for full wine and spirit results on the IWSC website.

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