• Who are IWSC’s outstanding spirits producers in the world?

    November 18 is the date for this year’s IWSC Spirit Producer Awards, an entirely black tie or dressing gown affair. While Covid-19 has meant that the gala night has had to go online for the first time, there is no doubting the excitement of who will be crowned best producers across eight different spirits categories. Top spirits prize of the evening will be awarded to one company which will waltz off with the coveted title of Outstanding Spirits Producer – and for one company that could well be three years in a row…

    November 18 is the date for this year’s IWSC Spirit Producer Awards, an entirely black tie or dressing gown affair. While Covid-19 has meant that the gala night has had to go online for the first time, there is no doubting the excitement of who will be crowned best producers across eight different spirits categories. Top spirits prize of the evening will be awarded to one company which will waltz off with the coveted title of Outstanding Spirits Producer – and for one company that could well be three years in a row…

    mm By November 10, 2020

    Experts have carefully analysed all the IWSC 2020 results, looking at producers’ medals, scores and other achievements, in order to find the top distilleries across eight key categories, including worldwide gin, vodka and Scotch whisky.

    Can it be a hat-trick of wins for William Grant & Sons as the most Outstanding Spirits Producer in the world? There’ll be many folk in North Lanarkshire hoping for just that as the winners of the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) Spirit Producer Awards are announced on November 18.

    The Outstanding Spirits Producer is the biggest award of the night for spirits producers at the IWSC Awards and it has been won by William Grant & Sons for the past two years consecutively (four years in total). So can they win three on the trot?

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    William Grant & Sons accepting their award at IWSC’s 50th anniversary awards banquet

    Following the announcement of the spirit trophies in September, the final shortlists for the Spirit Producer Awards, which recognise the best distilleries across the world, was recently announced by the IWSC.

    Experts have carefully analysed all the IWSC 2020 results, looking at producers’ medals, scores and other achievements, in order to find the top distilleries across eight key categories, including worldwide gin, vodka and Scotch whisky.

    “Producer trophies are the pinnacle of achievement”, said IWSC head of tastings Pip Mortimer. “They reward the overall portfolio, ethos and achievement of companies that enter the IWSC.”

    The winners of these awards will then be put forward for the overall Outstanding Spirits Producer trophy.

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    Four Pillars: up for a gong as Worldwide Gin Producer

    Meet the nominees for the IWSC Spirit Producer Awards:

    UK Gin Producer

    • 58 Gin
    • City of London Distilling
    • Wessex Distillery
    • JJ Whitely/Whitley Neil

    Worldwide Gin Producer

    • Four Pillars Distillery
    • Kangaroo Island Distillery
    • Herno Gin
    • Zamora Company

    Vodka Producer

    • Dom Wina
    • Halewood International
    • Prodal ’94

    Liqueur Producer

    • Bimmerle Private Distillery
    • Mozart Distillery
    • Hombo Shuzo
    • Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits

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    Rum Producer

    • Groupe BBS
    • La Maison & Velier
    • R L Seale
    • Worthy Park Estate

    Brandy Producer

    • Chateau de Breuil
    • Maison Boutillier & Cie
    • Chateau de Pellehaut Armagnac
    • Bodegas Fundador

    Worldwide Whiskey Producer

    • Kavalan Distillery
    • Sazerac Company
    • Teerenpeli Panimo & Tislaamo
    • The Lark Distillery

    Scotch Whisky Producer

    • Chivas Brothers
    • William Grant & Sons
    • Distell
    • Dewars Scotch Whisky
    • Whyte & Mackay

    The winners of the Spirit Producer Awards will be announced at the IWSC 2020 Awards Ceremony on 18 November. This year, IWSC is taking the celebration online with a virtual broadcast on YouTube Premiere. It will be filmed at the renowned English wine estate of Ridgeview and will be produced by one of the foremost documentary filmmakers in the UK – a producer who has worked with Pink Floyd, Blur and the Sex Pistols.

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