The best people, retailers and brands in Australia’s off-premise liquor industry have been recognised at last week’s Australian Liquor Industry Awards (ALIA).

ALIA celebrates the entire industry, with beer, wine, spirits, retailers, brands and suppliers all recognised in the off-premise awards. The on-premise winners were also revealed in front of a sold out Sydney Town Hall last Wednesday night.

Here are the 2022 ALIA Off-Premise winners:


  • Full Strength Beer
    • Highly Commended: Carlton Dry
    • Winner: Great Northern Brewing Co Original Lager
  • Light & Mid-Strength
    • HC: Great Northern Super Crisp
    • Winner: Balter Captain Sensible
  • Premium Domestic
    • HC: Byron Bay Premium Lager
    • Winner: Coopers Pale Ale
  • Premium International
    • HC: Peroni Nastro Azzurro
    • Winner: Asahi Super Dry
  • Mainstream Craft
    • HC: Little Creatures Pale Ale
    • Winner: Balter XPA
  • Independent Craft
    • HC: Capital Brewing XPA
    • Winner: Young Henrys Newtowner
  • Cider
    • HC: Willie Smiths Organic
    • Winner: Young Henrys Cloudy Cider
  • Best Australian Brewery
    • HC: Stone & Wood
    • Winners: Balter Brewing Co, and Young Henrys


  • Red Wine Brand, $14.99 and under (RRP)
    • HC: Yalumba
    • Winner: 19 Crimes
  • Red Wine $15 to $34.99
    • HC: Taylors
    • Winner: Pepperjack
  • Red Wine $35 and over
    • HC: St Hugo
    • Winner: Henschke
  • White Wine $14.99 and under
    • HC: Giesen
    • Winner: Evans & Tate
  • White Wine $15 to $34.99
    • HC: Bird in Hand
    • Winner: Shaw & Smith
  • White Wine $35 and over
    • HCs: Shaw & Smith, and Vasse Felix
    • Winner: Petaluma
  • Rosé Wine
    • HC: Squealing Pig
    • Winner: La Vieille Ferme
  • Australian and International Sparkling
    • HC: Chandon
    • Winner: Jansz
  • Champagne
    • HC: Veuve Cliquot
    • Winner: GH Mumm
  • Dessert and Fortified
    • HC: Galway Pipe
    • Winner: De Bortoli Noble One
  • Best Australian Winery
    • HC: Vasse Felix
    • Winner: Penfolds


  • Non-alcoholic product
    • HC: Heineken 0.0
    • Winner: Heaps Normal Quiet XPA
  • Dark Spirt
    • HCs: The Kraken and Jack Daniel’s
    • Winner: Starward Two Fold Whisky
  • Light Spirit
    • HC: Roku
    • Winner: Bombay Sapphire
  • Luxury Dark Spirit
    • HCs: Starward Nova, and The Macallan 12 Year Old
    • Winner: Archie Rose Single Malt
  • Luxury Light Spirit
    • HC: Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin
    • Winner: Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
  • Liqueurs
    • HC: Mr Black
    • Winner: Aperol
  • Dark RTD/RTS
    • HC: Starward (New) Old Fashioned
    • Winner: Canadian Club
  • Light RTD/RTS
    • HC: Brookvale Union Seltzer
    • Winner: White Claw
  • Best Australian Distillery
    • HC: Archie Rose
    • Winner: Four Pillars


  • New Product of the Year
    • HC: Jose Cuervo Sparkling Margarita
    • Winner: Archie Rose Bone Dry Gin
  • Liquor Brand of the Year
    • HCs: Archie Rose, and Fireball
    • Winner: Four Pillars
  • Retail Group of the Year
    • HC: Cellarbrations
    • Winner: Bottlemart
  • Liquor Store of the Year
    • HC: Liquor Emporium, Marrickville
    • Winner: Blackhearts and Sparrows, Melbourne
  • Off-Premise Supplier of the Year
    • HC: Lion
    • Winner: SouthTrade International

Congratulations to all our winners, highly commended and finalists, not only for your nominations but on everything you do and have done to make this such an amazing industry. It was great to celebrate the industry properly with you.

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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