Last week saw the 27th Australian Liquor Industry Awards (ALIA) take place at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday night, with the people, brands and venues that make this industry so wonderful celebrated.

With a sell-out crowd, the night saw a total of 60 awards handed out split between on-premise and off-premise. In between the awards on this industry night of nights, guests enjoyed a three-course dinner, live entertainment and networking bar experiences by Kaddy, SouthTrade International, Lyre’s, Patron, Bearface Whisky, Stone & Wood, and Top Shelf International.

The theme for this year’s ALIA was ‘dress for your next holiday’, with guests getting creative and having some fun with their costumes both individually and as teams.

After a hiatus during lockdowns for the past two years, the much anticipated return of ALIA was a fantastic night. Get a taste of the night through our gallery below.

Pre-dinner networking drinks saw the start of some much needed catch ups between industry friends. Guests could mingle among networking bars by Kaddy, SouthTrade International, Lyre’s, Patron, Bearface Whisky, Stone & Wood, and Top Shelf International.
MC for the night was the electric and charismatic radio personality, Bianca Dye.
There were a wide range of costumes on the night. Many went tropical, like the TWE team.
Brown-Forman headed on safari.
On stage in the best dressed competition were a number of creative costumes.
The Campari Australia team were named one of the best dressed for their Aperol-themed winter ski ensembles.
Live music by The Collective Sound System kept guests entertained and dancing both between the formalities and at the Fever-Tree After Party.
60 Awards and even more highly commended mentions were presented on the night. Pictured is some of the CUB team – their brands took out a number of awards and highly commended mentions in the beer awards.
Four Pillars also did really well in the awards. Pictured is James Irvine accepting one of the major wins for the brand.
Between awards and networking breaks, the crowd was treated to a show-stopping performance by LED Dancers Australia.
The on-premise awards saw a number of people and venues recognised for their excellent recent work. Pictured is Publican of the Year, Tara Bonser of The Fiddler.
The Maybe Sammy team accept the Best Cocktail List award, with Sarah Proietti named Bartender of the Year.
Major awards wrapped up the night. Bottlemart, for example, won Liquor Retail Group of the Year.
One of two big supplier awards at the end was won by Vanguard Luxury Brands, which was awarded On-premise Supplier of the Year.
SouthTrade International won Off-premise Supplier of the Year, as well as one of the best dressed team awards.

Find all the winners from ALIA 2022:

Brydie Allen

Brydie Allen is the Editor of National Liquor News. She has been with Food and Beverage Media since 2019, when she joined the company as a journalist across National Liquor News, Bars & Clubs, The...

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