By Andy Young

The Supreme Champion of the 2016 International Spirits Challenge (ISC) has been named, with a Norwegian akvavit taking out the top honour.

Arcus Norway Aalborg Jule Akvavit 2015 took out the top honour at the 21st ISC, which for the last four years has been won by a liqueur.

This year's awards saw a total of 1358 products from countries enter the ISC, which have a wide range of categories. The full list of this year's winners can be found on the ISC website.

The Supreme Champion is the highest award of the ISC, one of the world's most respected spirits competition and only spirits that have won a trophy in an individual tasting category are considered. This year only 27 of the 1358 products won a trophy and these were then put forward for a further blind tasting.

The category chairman taste the products and give each a score from one to five, the liquid with the highest total score is then named Supreme Champion.

This year's ISC was also a good year for William Grant & Sons, with the company named as Liqueur Producer of the Year, Scotch Whisky Producer of the Year and Distiller of the Year.

The Shout Team

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