Welcome to The Grocer Drink Awards 2018

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for… we are pleased to reveal the 2018 finalists! Every entry went through a stringent judging process involving hours of discussion and debate, our judges certainly had an unenviable task of putting the shortlist together. We have been absolutely blown away with the level of quality, innovation and excellence on show. Stay tuned for the winners broadcast on November 5th!


The Grocer Drink Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in branded and own label products in the alcohol aisle. Now in the 3rd year, The Grocer Drink Awards is the premier event for promoting outstanding quality in off-trade drinks – from gin and craft beer to fruit wines and ciders.

The Awards are unique – founded on a rigorous, two-stage independent judging process. First consumers judge the products initial impression, their expectations and likes and dislikes. Then, aficionados technically critique aroma, taste, value, appearance and packaging. Every product receives a valuable individual feedback report detailing the consumer insight and scores. This detailed judging process encourages a high calibre of entrance into the awards every year and reflects the high standards found across the industry.