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Top performers recognised at liquor awards

Coopers Australian Liquor Awards 2018The nation’s best liquor brands were celebrated last week at the Australian Liquor Industry Awards at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

Bayfield’s Liquor Superstore in Dee Why took home the Liquor Store of the Year. The Furphy Refreshing Ale was named Liquor Brand of the Year and Vanguard Luxury Brands won the On-Premise Supplier of the Year.

Asahi Premium Beverages received the Off-Premise Supplier of the Year.

Over 600 guests attended the event with top brands including Coopers, Rum Co. of Fiji, Australian Brewery, Pimms and Treasury Wine Estates. Guests rose to the occasion decked out in their best Halloween costumes.

A total of 54 awards were presented to the best people, products, venues and retailers in the business.

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“It’s the people who attend Australian Liquor Industry Awards that make it the success it is. This year, inspired by the Halloween theme, attendees outdid themselves with some of the best costumes and makeup this event has ever seen. It was a fitting celebration of the achievements of our finalists, who came from all across the country. Congratulations to all of them and especially to the winners. Thanks to everyone who came along and made it such a memorable night,” Australian Liquor Industry Awards manager and group publisher of Food & Beverage Media Paul Wootton said.

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Barrelhouse Group bagged Best New Venue or Concept award for The Duke of Clarence in Sydney; the Publican of the Year award for Steve McDermott (The Duke of Clarence) and Bar of the Year for The Barber Shop in Sydney.

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Australian Liquor Industry Awards Winners

Mid & Low Strength Beer, sponsored by, IRI

Winner – Iron Jack

Low Carbohydrate Beer, sponsored by Australian Hotelier

Winner – Coopers Clear

Premium International Beer, sponsored by IRI

Winner – Asahi Super Dry

Dark RTD/RTS, sponsored by National Liquor News

Winner – Jack Daniel’s Double Jack

Liqueurs, sponsored by National Liquor News

Winner – Baileys Irish Cream

Off-Premise Supplier of the Year, sponsored by National Liquor News, TheShout

Winner – Asahi Premium Beverages

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