Australian Drinks Awards

All the winners at Australian Drinks Awards 2019

What an amazing night it was at the 2019 Australian Drinks Awards.

More than 400 guests celebrated the achievements of the Australian drinks industry on Thursday, August 22, at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, in Sydney.

The Drinks Association - together with Advantage Australia - presented supplier awards including Supplier of the Year, the Supply Chain Management Award and Most Improved Supplier of the Year.

The Contribution to Industry category recognised achievements in gender equity, diversity and inclusion and corporate social responsibility. The top 200 brands in each category - based on industry scan data - were automatically entered in the brand awards, which included Fan Favourite, Gaining in Popularity and Most Distinctive Brand. All three categories celebrated success in beer, cider, wine, spirits and RTDs and were judged via a Thrive Research survey of 4000 consumers.

The result was an exciting mix of old and new, icons and innovators, large and small players.

“Congratulations to all the winners,” said The Drinks Association CEO Georgia Lennon. “It was a wonderful night celebrating another year filled with exciting innovations and achievements. It’s inspiring to watch our industry evolve to meet the dynamic pace of business and the constant changes in consumer behaviour.

“I am particularly proud of the initiatives being undertaken by our member companies in the area of corporate social responsibility, gender and D&I. There were so many deserving submissions for these awards – choosing just one winner for each trophy was a difficult but rewarding task for our judges!”

Here are all the winners:


Supplier of the Year: Lion

Supply Chain Management: Lion


Corporate Social Responsibility: Diageo (sponsored by Endeavour Drinks)

Gender Equity: Pernod Ricard Winemakers (sponsored by Coles Liquor)

Inclusive and Diverse Workplace: Diageo (sponsored by Coles Liquor)


Fan favourite: Beer

Classic - Victoria Bitter

Contemporary - Great Northern

Premium - Corona Extra

Craft - James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale

Gaining in popularity: Beer

Classic - XXXX Gold

Contemporary - Great Northern

Premium - Furphy

Craft - Young Henrys

Most Distinctive: Beer

Classic - Victoria Bitter

Contemporary - Iron Jack

Premium - Guinness

Craft - Balter Brewing XPA

Fan favourite: cider


Gaining in Popularity: cider


Most Distinctive:cider


Fan Favourite: RTD

Light - Vodka Cruiser

Dark - Jim Beam Bourbon & Cola

Gaining in Popularity: RTD

Dark: Canadian Club & Dry

Light: Gordon's Pink Gin & Soda

Most Distinctive: RTD

Dark: Untold

Light: Absolut Botanik

Fan Favourite: Spirits

Dark: Jack Daniel's

Light: Smirnoff

Apertif/Liqueur: Bailey's

Gaining Popularity: spirits

Dark: Yamazaki

Light: Patron

Apertif/Liqueur: Aperol

Most Distinctive: spirits

Dark: The Kraken

Light: Crystal Head

Apertif/Liqueur: Fireball

Fan Favourite: wine

White: Jacob's Creek

Red: Penfolds

Rose: Jacob's Creek

Sparkling: Moet & Chandon

Gaining in popularity: wine

White: Bird in Hand

Red: 19 Crimes

Rose: Squealing Pig

Sparkling: Tempus Two

Most Distinctive: wine

White: Shaw + Smith

Red: 19 Crimes

Rose: De Bortoli

Sparkling: Dom Perignon

Thank you to our sponsors Our Award Partners for the 2019 Australian Drinks Awards were Advantage, IRI, ALM, GS1, BevChain, Manildra, Coles Liquor and Endeavour Group.


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