26 January, 2020

PHOTO SPECIAL: Celebrating at the 2017 Australian drinks Awards

PHOTO SPECIAL: Celebrating at the 2017 Australian drinks Awards

The drinks industry gathered at the ICC Sydney on September 7 to celebrate the 2017 Australian drinks Awards. 

And what an amazing night it was!

The fifth annual event had a black, red and gold theme and kicked off at 5.45pm with a theatre-style presentation of the awards at the International Convention Centre (ICC), in Darling Harbour, hosted by MC Michael Walton.

The category winners were:

Best Innovation - Pure Blonde Cider

Best Presence in Social Media - Penfolds

Best Sales Achievement - Great Northern Brewing Co

Most Loved Brand - Jack Daniel's

Click here for the full list of Overall Category Winners and Best In Class Award Winners.

The presentation was followed by cocktails and a sit-down dinner at the ICC, where Brand of the Year and Supplier of the Year will be awarded, with Jack Daniel's winning Brand of the Year and Asahi Premium Beverages and Casella Family Brands tying for Supplier of the Year. 

When the formalities of the evening concluded, the fun continued with an after-party featuring a big band, hosted by Award Partner StayinFront.

The drinks association CEO Georgia Lennon said: “We would like to thank our members for their continued support and participation in making our awards the most spectacular and respected event in the industry.”

Here's a video from the night:

And here are a few photos from the evening: