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2 July 2021

Russian Standard and Zubrówka celebrate wins at IWSC 2021

For the fourth consecutive year, Roust, the world’s 2nd largest vodka producer, triumphed at The International Wine and Spirit Competition winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals across the board.

A testament to their premium quality and superb taste, globally iconic brands Russian Standard Original, Russian Standard Gold and Russian Standard Platinum and Żubrówka Bison Grass have all been awarded medals at this year's International Wine and Spirit Competition; Żubrówka Bison Grass took home the Gold medal, Russian Standard Original and Russian Standard Gold won Silver medals and Russian Standard Platinum achieved Bronze in meticulous judging sessions. The accolades are not only confirmation of their exceptional flavour but to Roust’s commitment to producing outstanding quality spirits and superior tasting liquids.

The International Wine and Spirits Competition has been tasting and reviewing the world’s finest spirits for over 50 years. In that time, it has earned a reputation for innovation and engagement, as well as for unbiased, meticulous and authoritative judging. The International Wine and Spirits Competition Judges are world-renowned experts from across the global spirits trade. Many judges are also distillers themselves, providing a unique opportunity for independent peer feedback. They use the ‘double-blind’ method, which means samples are tasted in pre-poured numbered glasses to ensure their spirit experts never see a bottle. Each spirit is judged by a whole panel in sync, allowing for group discussions.

Russian Standard Vodka is the world’s no. 1 Russian premium vodka (IMPACT, 2021) with global sales of over 3.7M cases. Russian Standard Vodka is carefully crafted using water of glacial origin from Lake Ladoga and winter wheat from the Russian Steppes and is distilled over 200 times in a state-of-the-art distillery in St Petersburg.

Żubrówka is the world’s 2nd largest global vodka brand (IMPACT, 2021) and is available in more than 80 markets worldwide. Żubrówka Bison Grass is Poland’s most iconic vodka, with each bottle containing a blade of rare, handpicked bison grass.


  • Żubrówka Bison Grass - GOLD - Score 95
  • Russian Standard Original - SILVER - Score 90
  • Russian Standard Gold - SILVER - 93
  • Russian Standard Platinum - BRONZE - Score 87