Quality Drink Awards Winners 2018

Congratulations to all of our finalists and winners, and thank you to all who entered!

Don't forget to download the logo for your accolade here. 

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Drinks Retailer of the Year

Asda

GOLD Q 

Asda Extra Special Vintage Champagne


Beer - Bitters

Winner

Aldi - Medusa Ale


Cider

Winner

Charrington's Drinks - Queen of Cox

Shortlisted

Asda - Extra Special Vintage Cider

Dunkertons Cider - Organic Black Fox Cider

SPAR - Premium Reserve Cider 500ml


Beer - Golden Ale

Winner

East London Brewing Co - Jamboree - Golden Ale 

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Toast Ale Toast Purebread Pale Ale

Shortlisted

Badger Beers - The Legendary Tanglefoot


Beer - IPA

Winner

St Austell Brewery - Big Job

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St Austell Brewery – Lansdown

Shortlisted

Badger Beers - The Wicked Wyvern 

Aldi - Wild Bill's Ale


Beer - Lager

Winner

Hofmeister Helles Lager

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Aldi - Rheinbacher German Pilsner

Shortlisted

Aldi - THE 1079 PROJECT 4 

Hunters Brewery - Devon Maid

Skinny brands - Skinny Lager

St Austell Brewery - Korev


Beer & Cider - Low / No Alcohol

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Westons Cider - Stowford Press 0.5% Low Alcohol Cider


Beer - Porter / Stout

Winner

St Austell Brewery - Mena Dhu


Beer - Rest of the World Pale Ales

Bronze

Box Steam Brewery - Pony Truck


Beer - Speciality

Winner

St Austell Brewery- Smugglers

Shortlisted

Modha Ales - True Maharaja Cardamom Beer


Explorers – Red Wine – Over £10

Winner

Asda - Orbitali Amarone


Explorers – Red Wine – Over £7

Winner

Asda - Noster Nobilis Priorat 

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Asda - Coffee Pinotage

Asda - Costières de Nîmes

Landmark Wholesale - Don Fabian

SPAR - Chianti Riserva DOCG


Explorers – Red Wine – Up to £7

Winner

Aldi - No.9 Blend GSM 

Silver

Asda - Wine Atlas Cinsault

Bronze

Aldi - Exquisite Collection Argentinian Malbec

Aldi - Monte Cao Alentejo

Aldi - Valley Way Barossa Shiraz

Asda Extra Special Barbera d'Asti

Asda Extra Special Marques del Norte Rioja Reserva

Bestway Wholesale - Deporte de Reyes Malbec

SPAR - Sicily Nero d'Avola


Explorers – White Wine – Over £7

Winner

Asda - Clara Hills Albarino 

Highly commended

SPAR - Bourgogne Blanc 


Explorers – White Wine – Up to £7

Winner

Asda - Wine Atlas Feteasca Regala

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Aldi - Exquisite Collection Sauvignon Blanc 

Aldi - Gaguedi Chenin Sauvignon Blanc

Aldi - Organic Pinot Grigio

SPAR - Languedoc White

SPAR - Sicily Grillo


Vintage Champagne

Winner

Asda Extra Special Vintage Champagne

Silver

Aldi - 2004 Vintage Champagne


Non-Vintage Champagne

Winner

Asda - Extra Special Premier Cru Champagne


Other sparkling wines up to 12g/l RS

Winner

SPAR - Esprello Spumante Rosato

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Bestway - Royal Cava

Asda Extra Special English Sparkling Wine

Asda - Rose Spumante Extra Dry (Shield Rose)

Asda - Solato Lambrusco

SPAR - Esprello Spumante Bianco


Prosecco DOC

Winner

Landmark Wholesale - Santa Loretta Prosecco Spumante

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Aldi - Organic Prosecco

Aldi - The Lot Series Prosecco

Bestway - Rossini Prosecco


Prosecco DOCG

Winner

SPAR - Prosecco Valdobbiadene DOCG 

Silver

Asda - Extra Special Asolo Prosecco 


Spirits - Gin

Winner

Jawbox - Small Batch Gin

Silver

Aldi - Scottish Blueberry & Vanilla Gin Spirits - Gin

Whitby Distillery - Whitby Gin

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Aldi - Topaz Blue Premium Gin 

Geterbrewed Limited - Frankie & Eileens Gin 

Raisthorpe - Manor Oak Aged Gin

Shortlisted

Aldi - Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin

Aldi - Scottish Chilli & Ginger Gin

Daffy's Gin - Small Batch Premium Gin

Harrogate Gin - Harrogate Tipple

Persie Distillery - Persie Dog Days Summer Gin

Raisthorpe - Elderflower Gin Liqueur

SPAR - Premium Gin

SPAR - Rhubarb & Ginger Flavoured Gin


Spirits - Liqueurs & Speciality Spirits

Winner

Aldi Specially Selected Crème De Cassis 

Silver

Asda Extra Special Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Liqueur

Condessa Welsh Liqueurs-Black Cherry Spirits - Liqueurs & Speciality Spirits

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Kin Vodka - Toffee + Vodka Spirit

Shortlisted

Asda Extra Special Pink Grapefruit and Elderflower Gin Liqueur 50cl

Tea Venture - The Tale of Earl Grey

Tea Venture - The Tale of Tangier


Spirits - Vodka, Tequila & Clear Spirits

Winner

Nisa Retail - Heritage Vodka

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SPAR - Imperial Vodka

Shortlisted

Landmark Wholesale - Prince Consort Imperial Vodka

SPAR - Premium Vodka 


Spirits - Whisky & Bourbons (over £20)

Winner

Ben Nevis Distillery - McDonalds Traditional Single Malt


Spirits - Whisky & Bourbons (under £20)

Winner

Asda  Extra Special Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Silver

Aldi - Glen Marnoch Islay Single Malt Whisky

Shortlisted

Aldi - Glen Marnoch Speyside Single Malt Whisky

Aldi - Highland Black 8 Year Old Scotch Whisky

Asda Extra Special Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Nisa Retail - Heritage Whisky

Spar - Glen Dhu Blended Scotch Whisky


Varietal – Red Wine – Up to £10

Winner

SPAR - Rios de los Andes Reserve Malbec

Highly commended

Asda - Swartland Shiraz 

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SPAR - Varietal Malbec

SPAR - Varietal Pinot Noir


Varietal - White Wine – Over £7

Winner

SPAR - Chilean Reserva Chardonnay 

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SPAR - Chilean Reserva Sauvignon Blanc

SPAR - Italian Dolomiti Pinot Grigio


Varietal - White Wine – Up to £7

Winner

Asda Extra Special Barossa Chardonnay 

Highly commended

Asda Extra Special Chenin Blanc 

Silver

Aldi - Leaf Plucker Sauvignon Blanc 

Bronze

Asda - Etoile de Nuit Sauvignon Blanc

Asda Extra Special Chilean Sauvignon Blanc

SPAR - Varietal Pinot Grigio

The Shallows - Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Rosé Wine

Winner

Asda - Côtes de Provence Rosé

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Asda - Les Estivales Camargue Rose

SPAR - Varietal Pinot Grigio Rosé


Rosé Wine Over 7g/l Residual Sugar

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Aldi - Yallaroo Australian Rose