Top 10 award-winning rums

The rum category has welcomed an abundance of new entrants in recent years as distillers experiment with flavours and botanicals. We present the products that stormed to success in our latest blind tasting. Every year, The Spirits Business hosts its Rum Masters competition, which seeks to award the highest-quality bottlings in the category. The Rum Masters 2021 was held virtually for the first time due to lockdown restrictions in the UK, with bottles shipped to…

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Top 10 award-winning speciality spirits

Speciality spirits such as vermouth and aquavit are attracting greater attention as consumers seek to expand their drinks cabinets. Our latest blind tasting awarded accolades to some of the best products on the market. Spirits aficionados and cocktail lovers are increasingly looking beyond traditional spirits categories to niche products such as aquavit and amaro. The low-alcohol trend has helped to boost the status of speciality spirits, which can be consumed in long drinks or in…

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Top 10 award-winning Scotch whiskies

With so much choice on offer, our latest blind tasting sought to recognise whiskies from across Scotland for their high quality. Here is our pick of the most impressive bottlings that wowed judges. The global Covid-19 pandemic saw many brands unable to submit products into the original Scotch Whisky Masters competition as planned. As such, The Spirits Business staged a second virtual tasting of Scotch whiskies last month. The blind-tasting competition yielded a large number…

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Top 10 award-winning vodkas

Vodka is back in the spotlight as producers create high-quality bottlings and flavourful expressions. We present some of the products that scored the top medals in our latest blind tasting. The Spirits Business held its annual Vodka Masters last month. The competition was held in a new format due to Covid-19 with the judges tasting the expressions in their own homes to maintain physical distancing. As with a number of our competitions this year, Wine Sorted packed…

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Top 10 award-winning liqueurs

The liqueurs category is experiencing a revival, benefitted by the lower-alcohol trend and growing intrigue from bartenders. We present a selection of award-winning bottlings from our recent blind-tasting competition. The Spirits Business held its annual Liqueur Masters last month, where an experienced panel of judges recognised the best bottlings in the business. Looking across multiple categories, from coffee to cream, fruit to confectionary, a wide range of liqueurs were awarded the top accolades of Master and Gold medals…

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