2023 Clear Choice Awards Winners

The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) is pleased to announce the winning entries for the 2023 Clear Choice Awards (CCA).
The CCAs recognize top brands working with North American glass container manufacturers to create first-rate designs and shape powerful consumer experiences.

The winning glass containers in the categories below were selected by an independent panel of food and beverage packaging professionals. Read more in the news release here

Beer, Cider, and Flavored Alcoholic Beverage

Brand: Buenavida Hard Seltzers
Glass Manufacturer: O-I Glass
This bottle was designed to celebrate the Mexican heritage and cultural influence present in Stone Brewing’s hometown of San Diego. The shape and color of the glass bottle draws from the look of popular Mexican sodas, and the artwork is inspired by the Calaveras (sugar skulls) that are a common sight on el Día de los Muertos, as well as Talavera tiles molded into the design. 



Brand: Carbone Fine Food Pasta Sauces
Glass Manufacturer: Ardagh Glass Packaging
This standout jar has a white label printed on high quality linen paper to replicate the restaurant menu at Carbone’s flagship restaurant where the iconic sauce is served. Carbone Fine Foods is committed to using glass packaging because it doesn’t interact with the sauce – maintaining its taste and aroma.


Brand: Castle & Key Restoration Rye Dark Label
Glass Manufacturer: Saverglass
The restoration of a Kentucky distillery built in 1887 is the inspiration for this uniquely shaped bottle made from premium flint glass. The bottle is an expression of the distillery — which is now known as Castle & Key — and with its modern design of historic elements, this premium durable glass is perfect for patiently aging the premium whiskey inside.


Brand: Ménage à Trois Sweet Collection
Glass Manufacturer: O-I Glass
These ornately carved glass bottles were designed to stand out on the shelf in the same way the Sweet Collection wines stand out on the palate. The glass packaging and the wine both combine a sophisticated experience with a fresh sensibility that is sure to engage young and diverse consumers. 

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Brand: Betty Buzz
Glass Manufacturer: O-I Glass
This Betty Buzz flagship glass bottle pays homage to the vintage design of the Golden Age of Flight in the early 20th century, while also being modernized into a simple glass package that features the liquid first and foremost.

Cosmetics, Fragrances & Pharmaceuticals

Brand: OUI Juicy Couture Play
Glass Manufacturer: Verescence

This bottle was specifically designed with a deep push-up and inward dome that embodies a luxurious feel — reminding us that sustainable glass makes it possible to create complicated shapes while also offering superior protection to the fragrance.


Brand: Ball® Nesting Jars
Glass Manufacturer:
Ardagh Glass Packaging
Ball® has a nearly 140-year history of producing glass mason jars, and these Nesting Jars are an example of the company's knack for innovation while simultaneously staying true to its roots. The jars securely nest and stack, saving 30% more space compared to regular pint jars. 


Brand: In Good Taste California Wine Mixer
Glass Manufacturer: Ardagh Glass Packaging
These single-serve glass wine bottles designed by In Good Taste founder Joe Welch represent what the company calls the “Perfect Pour.”  Beyond their gorgeous design, they reflect the company’s commitment to reducing emissions and advancing a sustainable glass economy. In Good Taste decided to forgo importing its products from overseas and has instead moved to producing them domestically, dramatically cutting down emissions. 

Global Member Container

Brand: Verallia USA
Glass Manufacturer: 
Sábado Gin by Sabbatical Distillery
The subtly intricate design of this glass bottle reflects the complexity of the spirit inside, with a pattern that reveals itself over time and invites consumers along for the journey. Sabbatical is furthering its mission to minimize waste by recycling and repurposing this eye-catching bottle for use as barware and more.