Our Award Winning Products

2021 Awards

International Cheese & Dairy Awards – Cheddar Cheese Retailer of the Year and Sheep’s Cheese Retailer of the Year

We have recently been awarded Cheddar Cheese Retailer of the Year and Sheep’s Cheese Retailer of the the Year at the Retail Cheese & Dairy Awards.

We were also presented with a grand total of 84 awards for our range of cheese in our fridges and on our counters.

Full List of Winning Cheeses

Best Retailer Mild Cheddar – Silver (Booths Mild Cheddar)
Best Retailer Medium Cheddar – Gold
Best Retailer Mature Cheddar (Creamery) UK Producers – Gold (Wookey Hole 12 Months)
Best Retailer Extra Mature Cheddar (Creamery) – Gold
Best Retailer Farmhouse Mild Cheddar – Gold (Booths Farmhouse Cheddar) and Silver
Best Retailer Traditional Farmhouse Mature Cheddar – Gold and Silver
Best Retailer Block Farmhouse Mature Cheddar – Gold and Silver
Best Retailer Traditional Farmhouse Extra Mature Cheddar – Gold and Bronze
Best Retailer Block Farmhouse Extra Mature Cheddar – Bronze (Barbers 1833 Cheddar 24 Months)
Best Retailer Traditional Farmhouse Vintage Cheddar – Gold and Bronze (Booths Farmhouse Cheddar)
Best Retailer Block Farmhouse Vintage Cheddar – Gold and Silver (Booths Cheddar)
Best Retailer Unpasturised Cheddar – Gold and Silver
Best Retailer Unpasteurised Any Other Hard cheese – Silver (Le Cret Gruyere Reserve)
Best Retailer Cheshire Cheese – Gold
Best Retailer Crumbly Lancashire Block – Gold, Silver and Bronze
Best Retailer Creamy Lancashire Block – Bronze
Best Retailer Tasty Lancashire Block – Gold (Booths Clothbound Aged Lancashire) and Silver (Booths Tasty Lancashire Block)
Best Retailer Crumbly Territorial – Any other variety – Silver (Gorwydd Caerphilly 4 months) and Bronze (Wensleydale Kit Calvert Animal)
Best Retailer Traditional Cheshire – Gold (Booths Cheshire), Silver (Traditional Cheshire) and Bronze
Best Retailer Traditional Crumbly Lancashire – Gold, Silver (Crumbly Lancashire Quarter) and Bronze (Booths Lancashire Block)
Best Retailer Traditional Creamy Lancashire – Gold (Creamy Lancashire Quarter) and Bronze
Best Retailer Traditional Tasty Lancs – Gold and Silver (Farmhouse)
Best Retailer Caerphilly – Gold (Gorwydd Caerphilly 4 month)
Best Retailer Traditional Red Leicester – Silver (Sparkenhoe Unpasturised) and Bronze
Best Retailer Traditional Double Gloucester – Gold (Rinded Mature Double Gloucester)
Best Retailer Hard Territorial – Silver and Bronze
Best Retailer Blue Stilton – Silver
Best Retailer UK Regional Blue Cheese (Not Stilton) – Gold
Best Retailer Roquefort Blue Cheese – Silver (Papillon Block Unpasturised)
Best Retailer Gorgonzola Piccante Cheese – Silver (Ambrosi Gorgonzola Piccante)
Best Retailer Any Other Blue Vein Cheese Produced outside UK – Gold (Montagnolo), Silver (Ambrosi Gorgonzola Piccante) and Bronze (Cambozola)
Best Retailer Semi Soft/Soft Goats Cheese – Gold
Best Retailer Hard Sheep’s Milk Cheese – Gold (Don Juan Manchego)
Best Retailer Semi Soft/Soft Sheep’s Cheese – Gold and Bronze (Fettle)
Best Retailer Grana Padano PDO – Bronze (B Grana Padano Wedge 18 months)
Best Retailer Unpasturised Brie – Bronze (Rouz Brie Meau PDO Unpasturised 45%)
Best Retailer Camembert – Gold
Best Retailer Unpasturised Soft Cheese other than Brie or Camembert – Gold (Papil Roque Ewe)
Best Retailer Any other semi soft cheese – Bronze (Kaltbach Creamy)
Best Retailer Any other soft cheese – Gold (Soft Organic)
Best Retailer any other mould ripened cheese other than brie or camembert – Gold (Cambozola) and Silver (Blanche Goat Log)
Best Retailer Organic Soft Cheese – Silver (Soft Organic) and Bronze (Booths Stilton Blue Organic)
Best Retailer Reduced Fat Cheese 14-23% Fat – Gold (Delway Light Lancashire) and Silver (Booths Lighter Cheese Mature)
Best Retailer Washed Rind Cheese – Bronze (Le Cret Gruyere Reserve Unpasturised)
Best Retailer Swiss Gruyere AOP – Silver (Le Cret Gruyere Reserve Unpasturised)
Best Retailer Dutch Edam – Bronze (Booths Sliced Edam)
Best Retailer Dutch Gouda – Silver
Best Retailer Matured Dutch Gouda – Gold (Old Amsterdam Gouda)
Best Retailer Salad Cheese (non feta) – Silver
Best Retailer Waxed Cheese Cheddar – Silver and Bronze (Organic Round)
Best Retailer Naturally Smoked Cheese – Gold (Smoked Cheshire Unpasturised)
Best Retailer Sweet Blended Cheese – Gold (Cheddar/Onion/Rioja)
Best Retailer Chilli Blended Cheese – Gold (Mexicana Hot) and Bronze (Squeaky Chilli)
Best Retailer Garlic Blended Cheese – Gold (Wild Garlic Yarg)
Best Retailer Cheese Snack – Bronze (Booths Peppers and Cheese)
Best Retailer Grilling Cheese – Gold (Booths Breaded Cornish Camembert with Redcurrant)
Best Retailer Branded Cheese Label Design – Bronze (Booths French Goat Slice)


Decanter Retailer Awards – Supermarket of the Year Shortlist

decanter shortlist

We were delighted to be shortlisted for Supermarket of the Year at this years Decanter Retailer Awards. Decanter is the wine industry’s go-to publication for wine enthusiasts, connoisseurs and wine trade professionals. The prestigious awards recognise the best wine retailers based on range, service and innovation.


International Wine & Spirits Challenge – Three Award Winning Booths Wines

Booths Gran Norte Rioja Reserva 2016 (Silver Winner) – Made from 100% Tempranillo grapes and matured for 2 years in oak barrels, this is an expressive and elegant Rioja. Medium bodied with smooth tannins, it is dominated by notes of ripe red fruit, currants and liquorice, rounded off with sweet notes of vanilla and spice.

Booths Champagne Brut NV (Silver Winner) – Elegant and fine, this exclusive, non-vintage Champagne is made from both Grand and Premier Cru Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Pure and delicate aromas of orchard fruits and citrus with a refreshing acidity and exceptional balance.

Booths Gran Norte Rioja Crianza (Bronze Winner) – A very expressive Rioja, showing typical characteristics of the Tempranillo grape. Aged for 16 months in oak barrels, this wine has fine tannins and notes of raspberries and red plums against a balsamic, liquorice and caramel background.


International Wine Challenge – Booths Award Winning Wines

Booths Champagne Brut NV (Silver Winner) – Elegant and fine, this exclusive, non-vintage Champagne is made from both Grand and Premier Cru Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Pure and delicate aromas of orchard fruits and citrus with a refreshing acidity and exceptional balance.

Booths Chianti 2019 (Silver Winner) – Fragrant cherry and mint aromas. Palate has sour cherry, cocoa powder and butter flavour leading to a svelte refreshing finish.

Booths Gavi 2020 (Bronze Winner) – Pale green grass, ripe apple skin and lemon flower scent.

Booths Grüner Veltliner 2019 (Bronze Winner) – Quite a subtle nose of lentil and lemon with a well-structured palate.


People’s Choice Wine Awards – Supermarket of the Year

Delighted by this win, Wine Buyer at Booths Victoria Anderson said:

I’m incredibly proud of the whole team at Booths for winning Supermarket of the Year at the People’s Choice Wine Awards for a second year. An award voted for by customers is always special, but to win it in a year which really has been like no other really highlights the dedication and amazing efforts of our colleagues. Thank you to all of our lovely customers for voting for us, we are immensely grateful!

2020 Awards

Decanter Retailer Awards – Supermarket of the Year

The prestigious awards recognise the best wine retailers based on range, service and innovation. Decanter is the wine industry’s go-to publication for wine enthusiasts, connoisseurs and wine trade professionals. The awards are judged by five experts, including Masters of Wine Peter Richards and Andy Howard, wine writer Peter Ranscombe, Kate Hawkings and Laura Clay, Chair the Association of Wine Educators.

Decanter Supermarket of the Year

Our Wine Buyer Victoria (pictured) said “I’m absolutely delighted with this win, which is a win for our whole team at Booths. Sharing our love of great wine is a big part of what makes Booths a very special business.” 

Victoria’s buying ethos is focused on the customer, she aims to offer a wide eclectic range, value for money and uncompromising quality. But while the ethos is simple, selecting the absolute best wines at a variety of price points from a range of growers and countries is a challenge and an art. 

Booths have got a great list, their wines are good, tastings are always strong and they’re quite bold in their buying choices.” Andy Howard MW added, “For me, what they do with their involvement with the local community and some of the eco things they are doing, I thought was quite impressive.

Decanter Award judge Peter Richards MW

IWSC – Booths Brand Medal Winners

We’re extremely pleased to say that a selection of our Booths wines have been awarded medals in the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2020!

“The IWSC is proud to set the international benchmark for quality, standing out in the crowded world of drinks awards with hundreds of global experts – including buyers, producers, distillers, sommeliers, distributors and influencers – judging wines and spirits throughout the year.”

To read more, click here.


Drinks Retailing Awards – Multiple Spirits Retailer of the Year

‘’Booths operate in an extremely competitive and saturated market, so it’s an honour to be recognised against retailers who have such a large portfolio of stores and huge buying teams. Having our efforts applauded by industry-leading experts is a huge achievement we’re immensely proud of. It’s humbling to have received two awards in the space of just three months.’’

Pete Newton, Spirits Buyer at Booths

People’s Choice Wine Awards – Supermarket of the Year

Booths Gran Norte Rioja Reserva – Winner of “Treat Yourself Red Wine”

Icons of Whisky (Rest of the World) – Supermarket of the Year – Highly Commended.

Icons of Whisky (Rest of the World) – Buyer of the Year 2020


2019 Awards

International Wine and Spirit Competition  

Winner – Spirit Supermarket of the Year

Judges commented that ‘’focusing on what customers like, as well as having a keen eye on current and future trends’’ is what set Booths apart from the rest.

Pete Newton, Beer and Spirits Buyer at Booths said ‘’As a small-scale retailer up against multi-national retail chains, it is an absolute honour to win such a prestigious award. We’re absolutely delighted. We look for products that demonstrate quality and provenance but most importantly, we deliver a range we know our customers will like.

We have an expansive and eclectic range of over 350 spirits. We have over 100 gins, 100 whiskies and a number locally produced artisan spirits born out of the northern counties we call home: Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria, and Yorkshire. We work hard to support local, emerging drinks producers giving our customers a true taste of the region.’’




Nantwich International Cheese Awards – 32 Golds and Cheddar Cheese Retailer of the Year

In 2019, we won a record number of Gold Medals for our range of cheese, yoghurts and butter. Topping the tables in a total of 22 categories including Best Camembert, Best Unpasteurised Brie, Best Stilton and Crumbly Lancashire, as well as Cheddar Cheese Retailer of the Year.

“We’re extremely proud to have such a great collection of cheese and dairy products and we have some extremely talented and highly skilled cheesemakers here in the North and throughout the UK.

I also think it’s important to give recognition to our colleagues in store who have an excellent knowledge of our product range and keep our cheeses in peak condition. It’s their knowledge,  enthusiasm  and skill that creates a point of difference for our customers and helps deliver a more personal shopping experience.”

Alan Kirkby, Dairy Buyer


Great Taste Awards 1 star Awarded for Our Vegetarian Ready Meals

Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink. The Great Taste logo is the sign you can trust when buying food and drink in your local, quality retailer.

We’ve been awarded 1 star for two of our own brand Vegetarian Ready meals:

  • Booths Mattar Paneer
  • Booths Vegetable Tagine with Cous Cous
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