ALIA 2012 Winners

Below is the list of ALIA 2012 winners.  More information can be obtained by clicking here.

Beer Awards

Full-Strength Beer

Highly Commended (HC) – Carlton Draught

Winner (W) – Coopers Original Pale Ale

Light & Mid-Strength Beer

HC – Boag’s Premium Light

W – Coopers Mild Ale

Low-Carbohydrate Beer

HC – Coopers Clear

W – Pure Blonde

Premium Domestic Beer

HC – Boag’s Premium

W – Coopers Sparkling Ale

International Beer

HC – Asahi

HC – Corona Extra

W – Peroni Nastro Azzurro

Craft Beer

HC – Coopers Sparkling Ale

W – Little Creatures Pale Ale

Cider

HC – Magners

W – Rekorderlig

Best Marketed Beer or Cider Brand

HC – Carlton Draught

W – Coopers

Wine Awards

White Popular Wine – $12 and under

HC – Houghton White Classic

W – Jacob’s Creek Chardonnay

White Premium Wine – $12 to $35

HC – Devil’s Lair Fifth Leg White

W – Giesen Sauvignon Blanc

White Luxury Wine – $35 plus

HC – Petaluma Chardonnay

W – Grosset Polish Hill Riesling

W – Shaw & Smith Chardonnay

Red Popular Wine – $12 and under

HC – Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet

W – Jacob’s Creek Shiraz Cabernet

Red Premium Wine – $12 to $35

Wirra Wirra Church Block

Pepperjack Shiraz

Red Luxury Wine – $35 plus

HC – Henschke Hill of Grace

W – Jacob’s Creek St. Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

Australian Sparkling

HC – Jansz NV

W – Grant Burge Pinot Noir Chardonnay

Champagne

HC – Veuve Clicquot NV

W – G.H. Mumm

International Sparkling

HC – Grandin Brut NV

W – Deutz Marlborough Cuvee

Dessert Wine

HC – Tempus Two Botrytis Semillon

W – De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon

Best Marketed Wine Brand

HC – G.H. Mumm

HC – Penfolds

W – Jacob’s Creek

Spirit, RTD and RTS Awards

Dark Popular Spirit – $35 and under

HC – Johnnie Walker Red Label

W – Jim Beam White

Light Popular Spirit – $35 and under

HC – Russian Standard Vodka

W – Smirnoff Red

Premium Spirit – $35 to $75

HC – Johnnie Walker Black Label

W – Jack Daniel’s Old No.7

Luxury Spirit – $75 plus

HC – Chivas Regal 18YO

W – Crystal Head Vodka

Liqueur

HC – Baileys Original

W – American Honey

Dark RTD

HC – Jack Daniel’s Old No.7

W – Wild Turkey

Light RTD

HC – Bacardi Breezer

W – Smirnoff Ice Double Black

Ready-To-Serve

HC – Smirnoff Cocktails

W – Smirnoff Signature Serves

Best Marketed Spirit

HC – Johnnie Walker

W – Jack Daniel’s

Hotel, Bar and Club Awards

Best Tap Beer

HC – Carlton Draught

W – Coopers Pale Ale

Best Sports Bar

HC – Imperial Hotel Melbourne, VIC

W – The Golden Sheaf, NSW

Best Gaming Venue

HC – Kinselas, NSW

W – The Sugarmill, NSW

Best Hotel/Bar Food

HC – Hinky Dinks, NSW

W – Four in Hand, NSW

Bar Team of the Year

HC – The Baxter Inn, NSW

W – Black Pearl, VIC

Bar Manager of the Year

HC – Luke Redington, Eau-de-Vie, NSW

W – Chris Hysted, Black Pearl, VIC

Brand Ambassador of the Year

HC – Ben Davidson, Pernod Ricard Australia

W – Jared Plummer, CCA

On-premise Training Provider

HC – Alchemy

W – Mixxit

Best New Venue

HC- Hinky Dinks, NSW

W- The Baxter Inn, NSW

Best Nightclub

HC – Marquee, NSW

W – Hugos Lounge, NSW

Best Venue Renovation

HC – The Forresters, NSW

W – The Kodiak Club (Little Blood), VIC

Best Cocktail Spirit/Liqueur

HC – Hendrick’s Gin

W – Ron Zacapa 23

Major Awards

Best Hotel

HC- The Sugarmill, NSW

W- The Beresford, NSW

Best Bar

HC – Eau-de-Vie, NSW

W – The Baxter Inn, NSW

Publican of the Year

HC – Justin Hemmes, Merivale

W – John Duncan, The Keystone Group

Bartender of the Year

HC – Charlie Ainsbury, Eau-de-Vie, NSW

W – Tim Philips, hemmesphere, NSW

Group Operator of the Year

HC – The Keystone Group

W – Merivale

New Product of the Year

HC – American Honey

HC – Coopers Celebration Ale

W – Crystal Head Vodka

Best Liquor Brand

HC – Jack Daniel’s

W – Coopers

Liquor Promotion of the Year

HC – XXXX Gold XXXX Island

W – Coopers 150th Anniversary Celebration

Retail Banner Group of the Year

HC – Liquor Barons

W – Porter’s Liquor

Liquor Store of the Year

HC – Prince Wine Store, Melbourne VIC

HC – Vintage Cellars, Hunters Hill NSW

W – Porter’s Liquor, Maroubra NSA

Supplier of the Year

HC – Pernod Ricard Australia

W – Diageo Australia