2018’s Drinks Business Awards: profiling the recipients

Online Retailer of the Year

Winner

The Whisky Exchange

Our judges were unanimous in their praise for The Whisky Exchange and its tireless pursuit of innovation and growth – its retail sales are up by 25% year on year. Our judges deemed TWE’s level of service and personalisation to be unrivalled and praised its growing wine focus and strong Champagne sales. “Sukhinder and his team’s passion for The Whisky Exchange comes across strongly and the firm seems to be in permanent revolution mode,” said one judge.

The whisky specialist has grown its offering to 12,500 different beers, wines and spirits, including over 3,000 different Scotch references. The company’s wine range meanwhile, has grown by 50% in no small part due to the input of its head of buying, Dawn Davies MW, which contributed to a 49% uplift in wine sales.

Special commendation

Master of Malt

Our judges commended Master of Malt for its excellent, easy to navigate website, high level of consumer engagement, incredible spirits selection and personalised Drinks by the Dram service, which offers consumers the chance to try over 6,000 different miniatures. The company has grown its spirits offering to over 10,000 different lines, including 2,600 whiskies, 1,000 gins, 650 rums and 300 beers. The extensive offer has contributed to Master of Malt’s most profitable final quarter last year since it launched.

Shortlist

31Dover.com
• Master of Malt

The Whisky Exchange

Virgin Wines Online

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Marketing Manager

Amathus Drinks Plc
London, UK

Partner Manager - Manged On-Trade

Maverick Drinks
London, UK

Brand Manager

Hatch Mansfield
Ascot, Berkshire

Head of Sales

IWSC
London, UK

Logistic and Fullfilment - Whisky (and wine) administrator

Stilnovisti Ltd
London, United Kingdom // Dufftown, Keith, United Kingdom

Account Manager

Harviestoun Brewery
Field Based, UK

Buyer - Spain & South America

Enotria&Coe
London, UK

Events Sales Manager

Enotria&Coe
Field based - London or surrounding area

Sales Director Europe

Mirabeau Wine
Europe

Argentina Breaking New Ground Masterclass Series

Leeds,United Kingdom
17th Oct 2018

Argentina Breaking New Ground Masterclass Series

Edinburgh,United Kingdom
18th Oct 2018

IBWSS China

Shanghai,China
5th Nov 2018
Click to view more

Global Chardonnay Masters 2018

Deadline : 17th October 2018

Green Awards 2018

Deadline : 19th October 2018

Click to view more

The Global Sparkling Masters 2018

As with all of the drinks business awards, our judging panel is comprised of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers making the competition globally renowned.

Champagne Masters 2018

Enter your wines into the Champagne Masters 2018, the only blind competition dedicated to Champagne in the UK.

Click to view more