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The Spirits Business Awards 2022 shortlist

The Spirits Business Awards 2022 ceremony is just around the corner – here are some of the shortlisted nominees for this prestigious accolade.

SB Awards 2022 shortlist
All the winners of The Spirits Business Awards 2022 will be announced on 3 November

The Spirits Business Awards was established in 2019 with the goal to reward the people and brands doing great things across the industry.

The awards cover a broad number of categories, celebrating retailers, distributors, marketers, brands, distillers, blenders, and more.

The winners from each category will be announced during an in-person awards ceremony in London on Thursday, 3 November. For further details, contact Rhiannon Morris:

This year’s judges were: David T Smith, spirits writer, consultant and co-founder of the Craft Distilling Expo; Ivan Dixon, independent spirits consultant; Dimple Athavia, founder of All Things Drinks; Millie Milliken, freelance drinks writer; Bernadette Pamplin, founder of the Under the Ginfluence blog; Sarah Miller, founder of the Gin A Ding Ding blog; Jack Dalton, UK and international sales manager at the Edinburgh Whisky Academy; and Melita Kiely, editor of The Spirits Business.

Scroll down to discover the shortlisted nominations for The Spirits Business Awards 2022.

Best New Product

Single Paddock Whisky

Rock Island Scotch Whisky & Tonic RTD Cans



Dutch Barn Vodka

Blender of the Year

Chris Thomson, Lark Distillery

Steven Rioux, Takamaka Rum

Victoria Eady Butler, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey

Cécile Roudaut, St-Rémy

Sam Simmons, Atom Brands

Distiller of the Year

Jamie Baggott, Ellers Farm Distillery

Kevin O’Gorman, Irish Distillers

Lindsay Bond, Forest Distillery

Angela Brown, Strathearn Distillery

Dave Withers, Archie Rose Distilling Co

Distillery Consumer Experience

Papa’s Pilar Distillery

The Glenturret

Takamaka La Plaine St André

Roe & Co Distillery

The Spirit of Manchester Distillery

Distillery Sustainability Award

Nc’nean Distillery

Caledonia Spirits

Stauning Whisky Distillery

Lark Distillery

Heaven Hill Brands

Innovation in Production

Whyte & Mackay: The Scottish Oak Programme

Takamaka Rum

Red Gum Smoked Single Malt Whisky

Stauning Whisky – Stauning Malt Turner

Ish Caribbean Spiced Spirit

Spirits Distributor of the Year

Proof Drinks


Speciality Brands

Paragon Brands

De Monnik Dranken

Other categories to be awarded on 3 November include: Best Distillery Facilities, Best Event, Best New Marketing Campaign, Cultural Contribution to the Spirits Industry, Drinks Consultancy of the Year, Ethical Award, Innovation in Packaging, Contribution to Spirits Tourism, PR Company of the Year, Spirits Service Provider, Independent Spirits Bottler of the Year, Retailer of the Year, E-Commerce Retailer of the Year, Young Achiever of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

If you’re interested in attending the awards ceremony on 3 November, please contact Rhiannon Morris

Here are all the winners from The Spirits Business Awards 2021.

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