Diageo Distributors Raise the Bar

Diageo USA, Norwalk, Conn., recently handed out its annual Golden Bar Awards to its top distributors in spirits, beer and wine. The event was held on New York’s Ellis Island and honored distributors for outstanding performance in the marketplace as well as for the roles they play in their communities. Each company received an 8-pound statuette made of 24-carat gold.
Winners included:
Distributors of the Year, Spirits Alliance Beverage, Arizona; Coastal Wine & Spirits, Florida
Distributor of the Year, Wine
Pacific Wine & Spirits, California
Distributor of the Year, Beer
Origlio Beverage, Pennsylvania
Spirits Excellence Award,
Allied Beverage Group, New Jersey
Spirits Excellence Award,
Jose Cuervo
Reliable Churchill, Maryland
Spirits Excellence Award,
Captain Morgan
Coastal Wine & Spirits, Florida
Spirits Excellence Award,
Crown Royal
Pacific Wine & Spirits, California
Spirits Excellence Award,
Alliance Beverage, Arizona
Spirits Excellence Award,
Johnnie Walker
Atlantic Wine and Spirits, New York
Spirits Excellence Award,
Southern Wine & Spirits of Kentucky
Spirits Excellence Award,
Control States
Glazers of Iowa
Wines Excellence Award,
Beaulieu Vineyard  
Judge & Dolph, Illinois
Wines Excellence Award, 
Sterling Vineyards  
Pacific Wine & Spirits, California
Beer Excellence Award,
Guinness Summit Distributing,
Beer Excellence Award,
Smirnoff Ice
Andrews Distributing of North Texas
On-Premise Excellence Award, Spirits Glazer’s of Ohio
On-Premise Excellence Award, Wine Coastal Wine & Spirits, Florida
On-Premise Excellence Award, Beer Alliance Beverage, Arizona
Off-Premise Excellence Award, Spirits United Beverages of New Hampshire
Off-Premise Excellence Award, Wine Alliance Beverage, Arizona
Off-Premise Excellence Award, Beer F.P. Winner, Maryland
Best New Launch Award, Spirits Georgia Crown Distributing Co., Georgia
Best New Launch Award, Wine Washington Wholesale,
Washington, D.C.
Best New Launch Award, Beer DeCrescente Distributing, New York
Corporate Citizenship Excellence, Wine & Spirits
Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada
Corporate Citizenship Excellence, Beer
Mesa Distributing, California