The 2022 Australian Liquor Industry Awards (ALIA) which are taking place on Wednesday, 19 October at Sydney Town Hall is sold out.

After two years away because of the dreaded ‘C’ ALIA is back, and the buzz is huge with tickets sold out and eight networking bars provided by Kaddy, Stone & Wood, Lyre’s, SouthTrade, Top Shelf International, Vanguard Luxury Brands and Patrón Tequila.

Plus we have an extensive drinks list with Asahi Super Dry on the table when you sit down.

And while the awards are taken very seriously, the ALIA night itself is a night of fun and celebration and as always there is a dress theme this year, which is ‘Dress for your next holiday’.

It’s worth getting into the spirit with some great ‘Best Dressed’ prizes for females, males and teams including premium wine packs from Treasury Wine Estates, bottles of Fireball and Sheep Dog from SouthTrade, a $200 Myer voucher from BrightSide, six tickets to Royal Randwick from Lion and two cases of De Bortoli Prosecco Magnums donated by De Bortoli wines.

The On-premise finalists have been revealed – with plenty of pub awards up for grabs, including ‘Best Sports Venue’, ‘Best Gaming Venue’, ‘Best Live Music Venue’ and the coveted major awards of ‘Hotel Group Operator of the Year’ and ‘Publican of the Year’.

The break has seen ALIA return with several new awards including Best Australian Winery, Brewery and Distillery, as well as Brand Ambassador of the Year and Whisk(e)y, Gin, Tequila and Rum Bar of the Year.

With the finalists named, these were sent to the judges, a wide panel of industry experts across all aspects of the industry, and their votes are now being tallied and audited by Quantaco, with the winners revealed on the night.

Because the ALIAs are voted on by the industry, for the industry and the results audited by Quantaco, every finalist has an equal chance of being named a winner on the night.

So get your outfit sorted, and we look forward to celebrating the industry with you once again next week. If you’ve not grabbed your tickets yet… There’s always next year!

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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