Seven gold medals for Atom Brands in the International Wine & Spirit Competition

Atom takes home a series of gold medals, including a Gold Outstanding award for That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s Islay #2 25 Year Old

Recognising and rewarding the very best in the wine and spirits industry, the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) is one of the most prestigious and rigorous blind tasting competitions in the world, and this year Atom Brands is celebrating after winning seven gold medals.

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The impressive haul includes a Gold Outstanding medal for That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s Islay #2 25 Year Old, which excelled in the Scotch - Islay - Single Malt - 18-25YO - 43-45%+ category.

Judges commented on its “good level of peat on the nose, which rises from the glass like a delicate peat fire fueling a steam ship”.

Two other expressions from That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s range also won gold medals, with the Caledonian 33 Year Old receiving an award in the Whisky - Scotch - Single Grain - 22-33 YO - Cask Strength (50-52%+) category and the Blended Malt #1 23 Year Old claiming a gold medal in the Whisky - Scotch - Blended Malt - 12-23 YO group.

A number of other spirits across Atom Brands’ extensive portfolio were also awarded gold medals, including The Handmade Cocktail Company’s Old Fashioned in the Cocktails - Whisky Base category, which judges called “a simply wonderful example”.

Three Darkness! whiskies also received gold medals;  the Bladnoch 27 YO Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish (Whisky - Scotch - Single Malt - Lowland - 27 YO - Cask Finish & Cask Strength 56%+), the Tobermory 22 YO Moscatel Cask Finish (Whisky - Scotch - Island - Single Malt - 12 - 22 YO - Cask Finish) and the Blended Malt 20 YO Moscatel Cask Finish (Whisky - Scotch - Blended Malt - 20 YO - Cask Finish).

These impressive accolades are just the latest in a series of wins for Atom Brands, including The Handmade Cocktail Company being named Pre-Mixed Producer of the Year in the International Spirits Challenge, and winning 12 medals in the Gin Masters for Ableforth’s and That Boutique-y Gin Company.

"We're absolutely delighted to have scooped a veritable armful of gold medals at this year's IWSC awards,” said Ben Ellefsen, Managing Director at Atom Brands.

“The IWSC's blind-tasting format combined with the exceptional quality of the judging panels provides us with hugely invaluable and objectively neutral feedback. The 'quality-first' approach we take when developing liquids and selecting casks has paid off once again, and we couldn't be happier."

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Charlie Bond