Awards Categories

PRODUCT CATEGORIES

Spirit Of The Year

Beverage brands under this category are distilled beverages that contain no added sugar and have at least 20% alcohol by volume. Beverages under this category have exhibited exceptional quality and gain preference by consumers under the year of review.

Beer Of The Year

Beverage brands under this category are alcoholic drinks made from yeast-fermented malt, barley, wheat, rice and flavored with hops. Beverages under this category have exhibited exceptional quality and gained preference by consumers under the year of review.

Bitters Of The Year

Beverages under this category traditionally undergo alcoholic preparation, flavored with botanical matter such that they produce bitter, sweet, or bittersweet flavors. Beverages under this category that have exhibited exceptional quality and gain preference by consumers under the year of review.

Water Of The Year

Water brands in this category have distinguished themselves in unquestionable purification, distillation and bottling processes in water production. Beverages under this category have exhibited exceptional quality and gain preference by consumers under the year of review.

RTD of the Year

Ready-to-Drink, are drinks that are premixed and ready for consumption. They are a convenient option that allows consumers to enjoy alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on-the-go. Typically, alcoholic RTDs have lower alcohol content than spirits and some beers. Beverages under this category have exhibited exceptional quality and gain preference by consumers under the year of review.

CSD Of The Year

Soft drinks in this category contain sweeteners (sugar, high fructose corn syrup, a sugar substitute), applicable flavoring, water and an incorporation of carbon dioxide. Beverages under this category have exhibited exceptional quality and gain preference by consumers under the year of review.

Fruit Drink of the Year

Beverages that are made from fresh fruits extract or beverages that are flavored with fruit concentrates. Beverages under this category have exhibited exceptional quality and gain preference by consumers under the year of review.

Cocoa/Chocolate/ Product of the Year

Chocolate and cocoa based beverages with high nutritional content and often referred to as food drinks. Beverages under this category have exhibited exceptional quality and gain preference by consumers under the year of review.

Liqueur of the Year

Liqueur beverages are alcoholic drinks flavored variously by fruits, herbs, spices, flowers, nuts or cream combined with distilled spirits. Beverages under this category have exhibited exceptional quality and gain preference by consumers under the year of review.

Energy Drink Of The Year

Beverage brands under this category contain sugar and stimulant compounds, usually caffeine, which are marketed as providing mental and physical stimulation. They may or may not be carbonated and may also contain other sweeteners, herbal extracts, taurine, and amino acids. Beverages under this category have exhibited exceptional quality and gain preference by consumers under the year of review.

Dairy Product Of The Year

Dairy based beverages are a type of food produced from or containing the milk of mammals, or milk concentrates with high nutritional content and often referred to as food drinks. Beverages under this category have exhibited exceptional quality and gain preference by consumers under the year of review.

GENERAL CATEGORIES

Product Of The Year

Beverages under this category are exceptional products on the market in terms of performance, innovation, visibility & and sponsorship drives, quality of taste, meeting international standards, and gaining preference by consumers under the year of review.

Manufacturing Company of the Year

Beverage companies under this category best demonstrate commitment to high-quality standards & and best practices, plant and production capacity, contribution to society, distribution policy, marketing, sales and promotion, logistics, operations, and industry support among peers.

New Beverage Of The Year

Beverages under this category were introduced in the Ghanaian market in the year under review (2020) and have positioned themselves as promising beverages with quality taste and good marketing and sales promotion.

CSR Company of the Year

Beverage companies under this category contribute to sustainable development by delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for all stakeholders. Companies under this category have shown extensive support to the social environment under the year of review.

Indigenous Beverage Brand of the Year

Beverage brands that produce local drinks using local raw materials with excellent packaging and marketing suitable for the Ghanaian market.

Sustainability Champion of the Year

The "Sustainability Champion of the Year" award recognises an outstanding company, or organization that has demonstrated exceptional commitment and leadership in advancing sustainability within the beverage industry. This prestigious accolade celebrates those who have made significant contributions to reducing environmental impact, promoting responsible sourcing, and implementing innovative and effective practices to ensure the long-term ecological health of the beverage sector.

Beverage Campaign of the Year

Marketing Campaigns which were introduced in 2022 with an intensified integrated marketing communications that targets and influences consumers and consumer behaviour towards the beverage brand.

INTERNATIONAL CATEGORIES

International Liqueur of the Year

Liqueur brands that are imported to Ghana and have demonstrated consistency in taste and quality and gain preference by consumers under the year of review.

International Beer Of The Year

Beer brands that are imported to Ghana and have demonstrated consistency in taste and quality and gain preference by consumers under the year of review.

International Spirit Of The Year

Spirit brands that are imported to Ghana and have demonstrated consistency in taste and quality and gain preference by consumers under the year of review.