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just the Winners - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013: Vodka, Whisk(e)y

By | 24 July 2013

The International Wine & Spirit Competition has released its spirits winners for 2013

The International Wine & Spirit Competition has released its spirits winners for 2013

Earlier today (24 July), the International Wine & Spirit Competition released the list of full winners for spirits for 2013. Here is the list of 'gold outstanding' and 'gold'' winners for vodka and non-Scotch whisk(e)y.


Gold Outstanding

  • Beam Inc's Pinnacle Unflavored Vodka


  • Distell's Count Pushkin Premium Vodka
  • Moët Hennessy/Millennium's Belvedere Vodka
  • Semper Idem Underberg's Grasovka
  • The Drinks Company's Van Gogh Double Espresso Liqueur

Whisk(e)y – Worldwide

Gold Outstanding

  • Distell's Three Ships Premium Select 5 YO
  • King Car Food Industrial Co's Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • King Car Food Industrial Co's Kavalan Vinho Barrique Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
  • Mackmyra Svensk Whisky's Mackmyra Moment Glöd Single Malt Whisky


  • Braunstein Destillery's Braunstein Library Collection Cask Edition No. 4 Whisky 5 YO
  • Distell's Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky 5 YO
  • Distell's Three Ships Single Malt Whiskey 10 YO
  • Distillerie-Brauerei Locher's Säntis Malt Swiss Highlander Edition Alpstein Single Malt Whiskey 6YO
  • Spirit of Hven Backafallsbyn's Seven Stars No.1 Dubhe Single Malt Whisky

Whiskey – Irish

Gold Outstanding

  • Irish Distillers' Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy
  • Irish Distillers' Yellow Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey 12 YO
  • Cooley Distillery's Greenore 8 YO Single Grain Irish Whiskey
  • Cooley Distillery's Kilbeggan 18YO Irish Whiskey
  • William Grant & Sons' Tullamore Dew 12 YO Special Reserve Irish Whiskey


  • Cooley Distillery's Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey
  • Cooley Distillery's Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey 12 YO
  • William Grant & Sons' Tullamore Dew 10 YO Single Malt Irish Whisky

Whiskey - US

Gold Outstanding

  • Beam Inc's Jim Beam Black Bourbon Whiskey 8 YO
  • Lidl UK's Western Gold Bourbon Whiskey 6 YO
  • Sazerac Co's Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon 10 YO Whiskey
  • William Grant & Sons' Hudson Baby Bourbon


  • Beam Inc's Jim Beam Devil's Cut Bourbon Whiskey 6YO
  • Beam Inc's Jim Beam Signature Craft Bourbon Whiskey 12 YO
  • Beam Inc's Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve 9YO
  • Blanton Distilling Co's Blanton's Original Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey
  • Lidl UK's Western Gold Kentucky Bourbon Whisky
  • Pabst & Richarz Vertriebs' Western Gold Bourbon Whiskey
  • Quality Spirits International's Hogs Bourbon 3 YO
  • Sazerac Co's 1792 Ridgemont Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky
  • Sazerac Co's Blanton's Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • William Grant & Sons' Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey

For the rest of the IWSC spirit winners, click here.

For the full list of awards, including bronze and silver medal winners, click here.

Expert analysis

Specialty Spirits in Emerging Markets to 2016: Market Guide

This report is the result of extensive market research covering the specialty spirits market in emerging markets. The report provides a top-level overview and detailed insight into the operating environment for the specialty spirits market in emerging markets. It is an essential tool for companies active across the alcoholic drinks value chain and for new players that are considering entering the market.

Sectors: Spirits

Companies: Distell, Beam Inc, Cooley, William Grant, Belvedere

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