The SB Awards 2023 reveals shortlist
After careful consideration, the shortlist for The Spirits Business Awards 2023 (SB Awards) has been decided.
The SB Awards was established in 2019 to reward the people and brands driving the spirits industry forward in a positive way.
The categories celebrate retailers, distributors, marketers, brands, distillers, blenders and more.
On 23 November, the full list of winners from The SB Awards 2023 will be announced during an in-person awards ceremony in London. Further details can be sourced from Rhiannon Morris: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s judging panel comprised: David T Smith, spirits writer, consultant and co-founder of the Craft Distilling Expo; Anne Jones, partner and drinks experience manager at Waitrose; Herchelle Perez Terrado, director of Drinks Partnership; and Melita Kiely, editor of The Spirits Business magazine.
Scroll down to discover some of the shortlisted nominations for The SB Awards 2023.
Other categories to be awarded on 23 November include: Best New Marketing Campaign, Distillery Sustainability Award, Distillery Consumer Experience Award, Drinks Consultancy of the Year, Best Spirits Auction House, Ethical Award, PR Company of the Year, Spirits Bottler of the Year, Retailer of the Year, E-Commerce Retailer of the Year, Young Achiever of the Year, Distiller of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Lecce Cocktail Week 2023
Diageo Bar Academy: World Bartender Day
The Whisky Event
A Margarita Masterclass with Pernod Ricard’s House of Tequila
The Cognac Show
Innovation in Packaging
Stauning Whisky Design Edition
Match Tonic Water
Doc Holliday Bourbon
King of Hell
Innovation in Production
SpiritCask by Devil’s Cask
Cold-Peated Whiskey and the Aitkin County Process
Archie Rose Distilling Company
Outstanding Contribution to Spirits Tourism
TX Whiskey Ranch
The Glenlivet Brand Home
Spirits Distributor of the Year
The Drinks Club
Blender of the Year
David Fisher, Archie Rose Distilling Co
Sam Simmons, Atom Brands and Master of Malt
Doc Holliday, World Whiskey Society
Victoria Eady Butler, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey
Alexandre Gabriel, Maison Ferrand
Here is a recap of all the winners from The SB Awards 2022. Our sister title, the drinks business, profiled the winners of The DB Awards earlier this year.