International Whisky Competition®
Copyright 2010 - 2017 ● all rights reserved.

Eighth Edition: May 2-4 2017, Las Vegas

The International Whisky Competition® reaches out to an exciting whisky fan community on various social media channels and unique medals are designed to promote each of the winning whiskies.

Our goal is to bring as many whiskies from around the world to be tasted and rated by our professional tasting panel. Unlike other competitions,  since 2015, our tasting panel are presented with one whisky at a time, to ensure each whisky gets the proper attention. In-depth notes are taken at every step for review ultimately to be compiled by the tasting panel.
Unique medals! Only 3 medals (Gold, Silver & Bronze) per category. Just like in the Olympics, we believe not everyone can be a winner.


Medallion Point System: Introduced in 2015, we added the medallion point system as each whisky tasted is also scored. Scores for Medallions range from 85pts to 100 pts. This way each whiskies which performed well can showcase their points.

---2015 additions we will keep in 2017---

whisky guide 2016

All 2015 enteries are featured in the 2016 International Whisky Guide. The Guide features key information about the Distillery, including contact information, key personal and tasting notes for the whiskies entered in the IWC 2015.

All 2016 entries will be featured in the 2017 International Whisky Guide due to be released in January 2017.

We are pleased to announce that Sébastien Gavillet, Chief Whisky & Wine officer for Wine Aromas - Le Nez du Vin and author of Discovering & Mastering Single Malt Scotch Whisky has accepted to return as Head of Tasting Panel in 2017. His international experience as a wine judge, winemaker, blender with almost two decades of expertise in the Wine & Spirits industry has been an incredible addition to our competition.

In 2016, the IWCC elected to relocate the International Whisky Competition from Chicago to Las Vegas.

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International Whisky Competition® ● Copyright 2010 - 2017 ● all rights reserved