Clear Choice Awards 2021
The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) has announced the winners of the 2021 Clear Choice Awards, recognising North America’s top brands (and manufacturers) creating exceptional designs that shape dynamic consumer experiences across a range of categories.
Innovation – Horse Soldier Bourbon Whiskey (Anchor Glass Corporation): Handmade and bottled in the heartland with all natural ingredients, this bottle uses steel from the World Trade Center to honour the Green Beret Special Operations team nicknamed the “Horse Soldiers."
Sustainability – Fat Tire Amber Ale, Certified Carbon Neutral (O-I Glass): the first nationally-distributed certified carbon neutral beer in the US, brewer New Belgium is committed to being carbon neutral by 2030.
Cosmetics, Fragrances & Pharmaceuticals – Heritage Distilling Company’s Hand Sanitizer (Ardagh Glass Packaging): 2020 saw many brands react to pandemic challenges, and Heritage Distilling pivoted to help the community with one of only a few glass-packaged hand sanitizers on the market.
Beer, Cider & Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages – Budweiser Dream (Ardagh Glass Packaging): The bottle was designed to celebrate the company's journey leading to recognition of the brand globally.
Non-Alcoholic Beverages – Boomerang (O-I Glass): Refillable glass bottles take the world's most sustainable packaging material, glass, a step further for a truly strong, low-waste circular economy.
Food – Ball Flute Jars (Ardagh Glass Packaging): Newell Brands is the exclusive provider of genuine Ball home canning products.
Spirits – Maestro Dobel Tequila (Saverglass): The bottle represents the nexus of beauty, tradition, revolution and innovation, all qualities required to forge the first Cristalino Tequila.
Wine – King Estate Vineyard Designate (Ardagh Glass Packaging): the largest certified Biodynamic vineyard in North America, continues to build a legacy with sustainable agricultural and winemaking practices.
“I want to extend my sincerest congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Clear Choice Awards,” said Scott DeFife, President of GPI. “The past two years have been tough on every aspect of our lives, and I wanted to especially applaud the glass container manufacturing industry for continuing to provide premium and sustainable glass products to consumers throughout the pandemic. It is great to see these brands and North American manufacturers receive acclaim for their creative work in glass design and packaging.”
Image: The 2021 GPI Clear Choice Award winners.