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The Just Drinks Excellence Awards 2021 – Shortlists Announced

04 Oct 2021 (Last Updated October 20th, 2021 10:11)

We're proud to announce the shortlists for the Just Drinks Excellence Awards 2021. Look out for the announcement of the winners in November along with our full Awards Report.

The Just Drinks Excellence Awards 2021 – Shortlists Announced

The shortlisted categories are divided into four groups:

Excellence – These look at achievements in core areas of the global beverage industry and range from ‘COVID-19 Response’ to ‘Social Impact’.

Sector Excellence – These consider achievements within each beverage category and include notable business expansion through innovation to diversity and environmental initiatives.

Firms of the Year – These look at achievements by specific types of companies and cover fields including new market entrants, finance and legal.

Deals of the Year – The most notable finance and M&A deals from the research period.

*We also have awards for individuals, the winners of which will be announced in our Awards Report alongside the other category winners

Excellence

COVID-19 RESPONSE

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Calm Drinks
  • The Coca-Cola Co
  • Douglas Laing & Co
  • Misadventure & Co
  • Pernod Ricard
  • Sogrape
  • Suntory Holdings
  • Zamora Co

DIVERSITY

  • Beam Suntory
  • Black Bourbon Society
  • Constellation Brands
  • Crystal Head Vodka
  • Diageo
  • PepsiCo
  • Pernod Ricard
  • Republic National Distributing Co

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Avallen Spirits
  • Bacardi
  • Crown Holdings
  • Danone
  • Diageo
  • Garçon Wines
  • Jimmy’s Coffee
  • PepsiCo
  • Secret Garden Distillery
  • Suntory
  • Vital Pharmaceuticals – Bang Energy
  • Wildjac
  • Woodlab Distillery

INNOVATION

  • Brewgooder
  • Calvary Robotics
  • The Coca-Cola Co
  • Eliane Champagne
  • Frederick Wildman & Sons
  • Fungtn
  • Jimmy’s Coffee
  • LifeFuels
  • Maison Ferrand
  • Seedlip & Endorphin Dealer Institute
  • Suntory Holdings
  • William Grant & Sons

PRODUCT LAUNCH

  • Bitburger
  • Drake’s Organic Spirits
  • Endorphin Dealer Institute
  • Fungtn
  • La Hechicera
  • Liviko
  • Massachusetts Bay Brewing Co
  • Moderato
  • PepsiCo
  • Pernod Ricard
  • Suntory Holdings
  • Super Bock Group
  • The Boston Beer Co
  • Treasury Wine Estates

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Bacardi
  • Better Juice
  • Brewgooder
  • Diageo
  • PepsiCo
  • Suntory
  • Unilever

SAFETY

  • Bevi
  • Elkay
  • Nestlé Professional

SOCIAL IMPACT

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Avallen
  • Black Bourbon Society
  • Brewgooder
  • Casella Family Brands
  • Diageo
  • Eminent Wines
  • Hornitos
  • Molson Coors Beverage Co
  • Associação Brasileira das Indústrias de Refrigerantes e de Bebidas Não Alcoólicas’ ‘Movimento Nós’
  • Pernod Ricard
  • Stillgarden Distillery
  • Stoli Group

Sector Excellence

BEER & CIDER

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Asahi Group
  • Bristol Beer Factory
  • Diageo
  • Fungtn
  • Heineken
  • Molson Coors Beverage Co
  • Suntory Holdings
  • The Boston Beer Co

CANNABIS

  • Advanced Liquid Technologies
  • ALT
  • BevCanna
  • Daytrip
  • G&C Distribution
  • Marianna Naturals
  • Molson Coors Beverage Co/Hexo Corp
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • Top Beverages
  • Тhe American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp

MARKETING

  • Bacardi
  • Brewgooder
  • Casillero del Diablo
  • Devil’s Corner Winery
  • Diageo
  • Frederick Wildman & Sons
  • PepsiCo
  • Pernod Ricard
  • Smirnoff
  • Soda Folk
  • Stoli Group
  • The Coca-Cola Co
  • Treasury Wine Estates

OFF-PREMISE

  • Accolade Wines
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Diageo, Johnnie Walker
  • Pernod Ricard
  • DG Yuengling & Son and Hershey’s

ON-PREMISE

  • Asahi Premium Beverages
  • Bundaberg
  • Corby Spirit & Wine
  • Diageo
  • Pernod Ricard
  • Treasury Wine Estates

PACKAGED WATER

  • Bevi
  • Buxton, Nestle
  • Danone
  • FloWater
  • Larq
  • Nutraceutical International Corp
  • Soda Folk
  • The Coca-Cola Co
  • WaterCare

SOFT DRINKS

  • Chobani
  • Molson Coors Beverage Co
  • Monster Beverage Corp
  • Nestle
  • PepsiCo
  • The Coca-Cola Co

SPIRITS

  • Bacardi
  • Beam Suntory
  • Brown-Forman
  • Larsen Cognac
  • William Grant & Sons’ Discarded Spirits Co
  • Edrington
  • Halewood Artisanal Spirits
  • Kirin Holdings
  • Mark Anthony Brands International
  • Pernod Ricard

STAFFING

  • Diageo
  • Jagermeister
  • Quintessential Brands

WINE

  • Accolade Wines
  • Altia
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Concha y Toro
  • Frederick Wildman & Sons
  • Treasury Wine Estates
  • Guarachi Wine Partners and Hearst Magazines’ Uncorked by Cosmopolitan
  • Winerytale

Firms of the Year

DISRUPTOR

  • Tastry
  • Winelivery

FINANCE

  • Citigroup
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Evercore
  • JP Morgan Securities
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Rothschild & Co
  • The Goldman Sachs Group
  • UBS Group

LEGAL

  • Allen & Overy
  • Alston & Bird
  • Cooley
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth
  • Jones Day
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
  • Slaughter and May
  • Sullivan & Cromwell

NEWCOMER

  • Jiant Kombucha
  • Kadinlarin Elinden
  • Salt Beer Factory
  • The Honestly Good Smoothie Co

PRIVATE EQUITY/VC

  • Advent International
  • Bain Capital
  • KKR & Co
  • L Catterton
  • Metropoulos & Co
  • Mitsubishi Corp
  • The Goldman Sachs Group
  • TPG Capital

SME

  • Coffee Holding Co
  • DG Yuengling & Son
  • Ian MacLeod Distillers
  • Lucas Bols
  • Mighty Leaf Tea Co

Deal of the Year

M&A (IMPACT)

M&A (Innovation)

FINANCE

  • Asahi Group Holdings
  • China Kweichow Moutai Distillery
  • Keurig Dr Pepper
  • Monde Nissin Corp
  • Nongfu Spring
  • Oatly Group