BarLifeUK Nominated at Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards

BarLifeUK represents UK bar industry in ‘Best Cocktail Writing’ category

Will we see you in NOLA?

When we launched BarLifeUK at the beginning of last year, Simon and I couldn’t have predicted how quickly our readership would grow, and would certainly not have thought we would be nominated for a TOTC award 18 months later.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our readers for coming back every day, and for engaging with our stories by commenting and forwarding them on Facebook and Twitter.

We would also like to thank our writers and bloggers for the great content that has ultimately earned BarLifeUK the nomination – we hope to see some of you in NOLA during Tales, and share a few drinks.

Lastly, thanks must go to the drinks companies who have supported us and kept the roofs over our heads – we wouldn’t be able to keep the site and community running without you.

We now hope to mitigate this piece of shameless self promotion by bringing you the full list of Spirited Awards nominees:

International Bartender of the Year

●      Erik Lorincz, London, England

●      Dre Masso, London, England

●      Sam Ross, New York City, New York

●      Dushan Zaric, New York City, New York

World’s Best Cocktail Bar

●      69 Colebrooke Row, London, England

●      Dry Martini, Barcelona, Spain

●      Employees Only, New York City, New York

●      High Five, Tokyo, Japan

World’s Best Cocktail Menu

●      Artesian at The Langham, London, England

●      Eau de Vie, Sydney, Australia

●      Mayahuel, New York City, New York

●      Sanctuaria, St. Louis, Missouri

World’s Best Drinks Selection

●      Artesian at The Langham, London, England

●      Cure, New Orleans, Louisiana

●      Eau de Vie, Sydney, Australia

●      Employees Only, New York City, New York

World’s Best Hotel Bar

●      Artesian at The Langham, London, England

●      Clive’s Classic Lounge at Chateau Victoria Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia

●      Clyde Common at The Ace Hotel, Portland, Oregon

●      The Savoy, London, England

World’s Best New Cocktail Bar

●      1534, New York City, New York

●      Dram, New York City, New York

●      Eau de Vie, Sydney, Australia

●      Painkiller, New York City, New York

Best Cocktail Writing – Non Book

●      BarlifeUK.com

●      Imbibe USA

●      Liquor.com

●      Tasting Panel Magazine

Best Cocktail Writing – Author

●      Toby Cecchini, New York City, New York

●      Camper English, San Francisco, Francisco

●      Darcy O’Neil, London, Ontario

●      Naren Young, New York City, New York

Best International Brand Ambassador

●      Ian Burrell

●      Claire Smith, Belvedere Vodka

●      Dan Warner, Beefeater Gin

●      Angus Winchester, Tanqueray Gin

Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book

●      Fix the Pumps by Darcy O’Neill

●      Left Coast Libations by Ted Munat & Michael Lazar*

●      Punch by David Wondrich

●      Speakeasy by Dushan Zaric and Jay Kosmas

Best New Product

●      Bank’s Rum

●      Cocchi Americano**

●      Smith & Cross Rum

●      Tequila Calle 23

American Bartender of the Year

●      Eric Alperin, Los Angeles, California

●      Kenta Goto, New York City, New York

●      Misty Kalkofen, Boston, Massachusetts

●      Sam Ross, New York City, New York

●      Joaquin Simo, New York City, New York

Best American Brand Ambassador

●      Colin Asare-Appiah, U’luvka Vodka

●      Jacques Bezuidenhout, Partida Tequila

●      Jamie Gordon, Absolut Vodka

●      Jim Ryan, Hendrick’s Gin

Best American Cocktail Bar

●      Clover Club, New York City, New York

●      Drink, Boston, Massachusetts

●      Employees Only, New York City, New York

●      The Varnish, Los Angeles, California

Best Bar Mentor

●      Wayne Collins, London, England

●      Steve Olson, New York City, New York

●      Audrey Saunders, New York City, New York

●      Dushan Zaric, New York City, New York

Best High Volume Cocktail Bar

●      Eastern Standard, Boston, Massachusetts

●      Flatiron Lounge, New York City, New York

●      Florida Room, Miami, Florida

●      Rickhouse, San Francisco, California

Best Restaurant Bar

●      The Drawing Room, Chicago, Illinois

●      Eleven Madison Park, New York City, New York

●      Hawksmoor Seven Dials, London, England

●      Hix, London, England

*Left Coast Libations is the hard back version

**Cocchi Americano is new to the US Market

 

 

 

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Editor

Andy Ives has over 10 years hospitality publishing to his name and has written for trade magazines such as CLASS and Theme. Most recently he worked as editor of Industry magazine (the Australian version of Theme), bars editor of Australian Bartender magazine, and launched (with Simon) www.4bars.com.au, which is now Australia’s leading bar industry website.

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