NH Liquor Commission Honors Wine, Spirit & Employee Awards Recipients at Annual Ceremony

May 14, 2018 3:00 PM ET
Press Release

CONCORD, NH, May 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) honored national brands, local wineries and distilleries, and NHLC employees at its annual Wine, Spirit & Employee Awards ceremony held April 17 at the Puritan Backroom in Manchester. Recipients were honored for their community support, innovative marketing, exceptional sales performance and tireless work ethic. NHLC recognized national brands and products including Absolute Lime Vodka, Tito’s Handmade Vodka distillery, Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio, Oyster Bay Wines, Brown-Forman, Jack Daniel’s, and from New Hampshire, Tamworth Distillery, Flag Hill Distillery & Winery and Montagne Communications.

“Our employees, business partners, and the brands we work with are crucial to NHLC’s overall success, and each year we look forward to officially recognizing those who play a vital role in exceeding our sales goals,” said NHLC Chairman Joseph Mollica. “The individuals, brands, and businesses we honored at our annual, Wine, Spirit and Employee Awards ceremony have gone above and beyond to deliver high- quality customer service, and a one-of-a-kind experience to our 11 million annual customers.”

NHLC recognized the following brands, products, individuals and NH Liquor & Wine Outlets:

  • Spirit of the Year: Absolute Lime Vodka

  • Distillery of the Year: Tito’s Handmade Vodka distillery

  • Wine of the Year: Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio

  • Winery of the Year: Oyster Bay Wines

  • Business Partners of the Year: Brown-Forman, Jack Daniel’s and Montagne Communications

  • New Hampshire Distillery of the Year: Tamworth Distillery

  • New Hampshire Winery of the Year: Flag Hill Distillery & Winery

  • Customer First Award: Zachary Caron (Store 59 - Merrimack)

  • Raise Your Glass Award: Karen Eldridge (Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits), Jessica Southwick

    (Store 66 - Hooksett) and Nikki Draus (Store 66 - Hooksett)

  • Top Shelf Merchandising Award: Store 78 – Hampstead

  • Tight Ship Award: Store 56 – Gilford

  • Award for Leadership: Derek Bice (Store 69 - Nashua)

  • Excellence in Teamwork: Store 10 – Manchester

  • Above and Beyond Award: Armand Croteau (Store 9 - Dover)

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