Spirited Awards 2014 Winners

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Last night saw the culmination of this years Tales of the Cocktail in the form of the Spirited Awards and we bring you a list of all the winners.

It seems the Artesian have a bit of a hold over these awards, this year scooping up 4 (we hope Alex has booked extra luggage allowance on the way home), but White Lyan showed there are some new kids snapping at their heels too.

It was also good to see some of the less well celebrated cocktail cities such as Edinburgh, Munich and Singapore taking out some wins, although BarLifeUK were surprised not to see any Australian bars making the grade.

America also showed it’s strength in depth with bars from across the country proving to New York they no longer have it all their own way.

Well done in particular to the BarLifeUK friends who won, we will be joining you for a drink soon, and commiserations to those who sat through the whole thing and didn’t get a trophy to show for it. We know the feeling, keep doing what you’re doing and you’ll be back there again soon.

International Winners

Worlds Best Bar
Artesian, London

Best International Cocktail Bar
28 Hong Kong Street, Singapore

International Bartender of the Year
Simone Caporale, Artesian, London

Worlds Best Drinks Selection
Dead Rabbit, New York

Worlds Best Cocktail Menu
The Aviary, Chicago

Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar
Schumann’s, Munich, Germany

Best International Restaurant Bar
Bon Vivant, Edinburgh

Best International Hotel Bar
Artesian, London

Best International Bar Team
Artesian, London

Best New International Cocktail Bar
White Lyan, London

Best International Brand Ambassador
Giuseppe Gallo, Martini

American Awards

Best American Cocktail Bar
Dead Rabbit, New York

American Bartender of the Year
Sean Kenyon, Denver

Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar
Polite Provisions, San Diego

Best American Restaurant Bar
NoMad, New York

Best American Brand Ambassador
Neyah White, Suntory Whiskies

Best American Hotel Bar
Clyde Common, Portland

Best American Bar Team
Trick Dog, San Francisco

Best New American Cocktail Bar
Three Dot’s and a Dash, Chicago

Other Awards

Best Bar Mentor
Dushan Zaric, US

Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication
Imbibe US

Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer
Paul Clarke, Imbibe US

Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book
Beachbum Berry’s Potions of the Caribbean, Jeff Berry

Best New Product
Del Maguey Mezcal

Lifetime Achievement Award
Julio Bermejo, Tommy’s, San Francisco

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