International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 - Spirits - Part I - non-whisk(e)y winners

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In August, the International Wine & Spirit Competition released the list of medal winners for spirits for 2017. Here, in part I, we have all the non-whisk(e)y winners.

The IWSC announced its spirits award winners in August

The IWSC announced its spirits award winners in August


  • Gold Outstanding

Gylden Akvavit - Pabst & Richarz Vertriebs

  • Gold

Malteserkreuz Malteser Aquavit - Arcus

Lysholm Linie Aquavit - Arcus


  • Gold Outstanding

Château du Tariquet Folle Blanche 8 YO - Château du Tariquet

Asian Spirits

  • Gold

Bauer's ZirbenZauber - Franz Bauer

English Spirit Distillery Cucumber Spirit - English Spirit Distillery

Distillerie Lemercier Pastis 1811 - Grandes Distilleries Peureux

Pastis Henri Bardouin - Distilleries et Domaines de Provence


  • Gold

Domritter Boonekamp - Uwe Müller & Co

Amaro Negroni - Distillerie Negroni

Amaro Montenegro - Gruppo Montenegro


  • Gold Outstanding

Calvados Pays d'Auge 20 ans XO Réserve des Seigneurs - Château du Breuil

  • Gold

Calvados Domfrontais Louis de Lauriston Hors d'Age - Les Chais Du Verger Normand

Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Calvados XO - Emporia Brands


  • Gold Outstanding

Cognac Roullet VSOP Grande Champagne - Maison de Negoce Charentaise

  • Gold

Louis Royer Cognac XO - Louis Royer

KWV Heritage XO Cognac - KWV

Richelieu XO - Distell

Fruit Spirits

  • Gold Outstanding

Karasek Vogelbeere - Norbert Karasek

Monsieur Lapin Karottenschnaps - Die Kleine Destillerie

Lörch Hocharomatischer Waldhimbeergeist - Bimmerle

  • Gold

Lörch Edles hocharomatisches Haselnuss Destillat Spirituose - Bimmerle

Goldhauch Haselnuss Edeldestillat Spirituose - Bimmerle


  • Gold Outstanding

Cotswolds Dry Gin - The Cotswold Distilling Co

Bathtub Gin Cask-Aged Navy-Strength - ATOM Supplies

Bathtub Gin Navy-Strength - ATOM Supplies

Swedish Rose Gin Hernö (That Boutique-y Gin Co) - ATOM Supplies

  • Gold

Moore's Dry Gin - Distillery Botanica

Frederiksberg Gin - Hammer & Son

Harrington Dry Gin - Warner Edwards Distillery

Manchester Gin - Drinks Of Manchester

Wild Island Botanic Gin - Colonsay Beverages

Gordon's London Dry Gin - Diageo

City of London Christopher Wren Gin - City of London Distillery

1606 Premium London Dry Gin - 1606 Gin

One Gin - Global Ethics Liquor Co

Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin - Aldi

Bathtub Gin Cask-Aged - ATOM Supplies

Tyler-Street London Dry Gin - Soul Spirits

Gin Méridor - Distillerie Combier

Kinobi Kyoto Dry Gin - The Kyoto Distillery

Rutte Dry Gin - De Kuyper Royal Distillers

Azor Gin Reserva - Drinks & Flavours

Blackwater No5 Gin - Blackwater Distillery

Esker Gin - Esker Spirits

Tanqueray No. Ten - Diageo

Stonecutter Spirits Single Barrel Gin - Stonecutter Spirits

Grape Brandy

  • Gold Outstanding

Grappa Le Giare Gewürztraminer - Distilleria Marzadro

KWV 15 Potstill Brandy - KWV

Van Ryn's 20 YO Collector's Reserve - Distell

Oude Meester Souverein 18 YO Potstill Brandy - Distell

  • Gold

Cantina Privata Moscato Sauternes Cask Finish - Distilleria Canellese C Bocchino & C

Grappa Riserva Carlo Bocchino - Distilleria Canellese C Bocchino & C

Grappa Giare Amarone - Distilleria Marzadro

KWV 12 - KWV

KWV 20 Potstill Brandy - KWV

Klipdrift Gold Potstilled Brandy - Distell

Jaime I - Miguel Torres

Torres 20 - Miguel Torres

Bodegas Fundador Supremo 15 Yrs Aged in Amontillado Sherry Casks - Bodegas Fundador


  • Gold Outstanding

Liqueur de Sureau - Joseph Cartron

Dolce by Cello Mango - Cece Liqueur

Bundaberg Royal Liqueur Banana Toffee - Bundaberg Distilling Co

Mozart Chocolate Cream - Schlumberger Wein- und Sektkellerei

Korlat Aronija - BADEL1862

Tea Liqueur Jossie Earl Grey - Gabriel Boudier

Solerno Blood Orange - William Grant & Sons

dRAMM Licorice Cream - Engelstad

  • Gold

Vana Tallinn Elegance - Liviko

Creme de Cassis Des Hautes Cotes de Nuits - Maison Trenel

Specially Selected Creme de Cassis - Aldi

Xquisito Limoncello Puro D'Oro - Xquisito

De Kuyper Crème de Cassis - De Kuyper Royal Distillers

Liqueur d'excellence Yuzu Marie Brizard - Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits


  • Gold Outstanding

Rhum Agricole Vieux Neisson 12 ans d'âge - Distillerie Neisson

Flor de Caña Centenario 12 - Flor de Caña

  • Gold

El Dorado Demerara Rum - 21 YO - Demerara Distillers

Flor de Caña Centenario 25 - Flor de Caña

Angostura 1824 - Angostura


  • Gold Outstanding

Shasharakuraku Aka - Nishi Sake Brewing Co

  • Gold

Aka Kirishima - Kirishima Shuzo Co


  • Gold Outstanding

Corte Vetusto Mezcal Espadin - Black Sheep Spirits

  • Gold

Sierra Tequila Antiguo - Borco International

Sierra Milenario Tequila Reposado - Borco International

Las Garrafas de Oaxaca, Serpiente Rosada - Destilados de Alambique

El Señorio Mezcal Reposado Extra - Para Todo Mal Mezcal

El Señorio Mezcal Reposado - Para Todo Mal Mezcal


  • Gold Outstanding

Gustav Arctic Vodka - Lignell & Piispanen

OPM Vodka - Omsons Marketing

Gradus Vodka - Permalko

Russian Bear Vodka - Edward Snell & Co

Mainstay 54 Vodka - Distell

Purity Vodka 51 - Purity Vodka

Purity Vodka Organic - Purity Vodka

  • Gold

Lux Vodka - Kamill Rauf

Gustav Dill Vodka - Lignell & Piispanen

Ovin Pion Vodka - Ovin Pion

Vodka Putinoff Platinum 5 quintuple distilled 40% - Eckerts Wacholder Brennerei

Voga Vodka - Enoitalia

Grasovka Vodka - Semper Idem Underberg

Stalinskaya Blue Vodka - Prodal 94

Stalinskaya Silver Vodka - Prodal 94

Wheatley Vodka - Buffalo Trace

Misc Spirits

  • Gold Outstanding

Chinese Spirits Baijiu Yushan Taiwan Kaoliang Liquor Aged 5 years - TTL

  • Gold

Yanghe Spirit Classic Series (Dream_M6) - Jiangsu Yanghe Distillery Co

Yanghe Spirit Classic Series (Sky) - Jiangsu Yanghe Distillery Co

Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor 58% - Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor

Original Distilled No. 21 Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor - Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor

Baijiu Yushan Daqu - TTL

Yushan Taiwan Yuan Jiao Kaoliang Liquor Aged 8 Years - TTL

Baijiu Yushan Taiwan Kaoliang Liquor Aged 3 Years - TTL

For part two of this list, which details all the whisk(e)y gold and gold outstanding award winners, click here

Part three, which lists the IWSC's spirits trophy winners, can be found here

Sectors: Spirits

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