Ohio’s SGWS Wins 2 Diageo Golden Bar Awards


NORWALK, Conn. (PRNewswire) — An Ohio spirits broker was among the recipients at Diageo’s 15th annual Golden Bar Awards this month in Las Vegas.

The Golden Bar Awards are presented to distributors demonstrating excellence in sales, marketing and promoting responsible drinking, according to Diageo.

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Ohio received two Golden Bar Awards, for spirits excellence on behalf of Crown Royal and Three Year Consistency for spirits.

“All year long our distributors work hard on behalf of our fantastic brands, and the Golden Bar Awards are a way for us to acknowledge their work and show our appreciation,” said Claudia Schubert, president, US Spirits and Canada, for Diageo North America. “Diageo’s U.S. spirits business delivered another year of consistent sales growth at 3 percent, while gaining share in a number of key brand categories, so the Golden Bars are a time to celebrate success, and also look to the year ahead on how we will work together to help our brands continue to grow.”

Diageo will present Golden Bar Awards for beer distributors at a separate event in September.