The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) has awarded Aldi Supermarket’s yet to be released Oliver Cromwell 1599 gin the Gin and Vodka Association trophy for gin.
Oliver Cromwell 1599 Premium Gin is scheduled for launch this September, and will be available in stores nationwide and is expected to retail for less that £10.
The IWSC judging panel is made up of over 300 industry professionals, and uses a combination of blind tasting and chemical analysis. See below for a full list of winning spirits, and click here to visit the IWSC website for the winning wines.
IWSC Spirits Trophies
- The Purity Vodka Trophy For Vodka awarded to Spirits Marque One LLC for Svedka Vodka
- The Gin & Vodka Association Trophy For Gin awarded to Aldi Stores Ltd for Oliver Cromwell 1599 Premium Gin
- The IWSC Trophy For Sake awarded to Muromachi Shuzo Co Ltd for Kiwami-Daiginjo Sakura-Muromachi Muromachi Jidai
- The IWSC Trophy For Shochu awarded to Hallasan Co Ltd for Hallasan Hoboksul Shochu
- The William Grant Independence Trophy for Blended Scotch Whisky awarded to Inver House Distillers for Hankey Bannister Blended Scotch Whisky 40 YO
- The IWSC Trophy for Single Malt Scotch Whisky Over 15 Years Old awarded to William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd for The Balvenie Portwood 21 YO Single Scotch Whisky
- The IWSC Trophy For Cognac awarded to Cognac SNC du Maine Drilhon for Origin ‘Le Reviseur’ Extra Single Estate Cognac
- The Whyte & Mackay Trophy for Cask Strength Scotch Whisky awarded to Beam Global Brands for Laphroaig 25 Year Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- The Brown-Forman Trophy For Worldwide Whiskey awarded to Suntory Liquors Limited for The Hakushu Single Malt Whisky 18 YO
- The Distell Trophy For Worldwide Brandy awarded to KWV SA for KWV Laborie Alambic
- The Spirituosenakademie Trophy For Fruit Spirits awarded to Roner Distillerie SRL for Acquavite di Pere Williams Reserv
- The IWSC Trophy For Liqueur awarded to Rives Pitman for VVH Vodk Caramel Liquor
- The IWSC Trophy for Single Malt Scotch Whisky 15 Years and Under awarded to Diageo Plc for Caol Ila 12 YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- The IWSC Trophy For Rum awarded to Demerara Distillers for 15 Year Old El Dorado Rum
- The IWSC Trophy For Pomice Brandy awarded to Distilleria Marzadro Spa for Le Giare Grappa Afinata Amarone
- The IWSC Trophy For Tequila awarded to Borco International GMBH for Sierra Tequila Reposado