Spirited Awards Finalists Announced

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Tales of the Cocktail have released the final four lists for each of the Spirited Awards 2013 categories.

Big congratulations to everyone who made the cut, and good luck chums.

World’s Best Cocktail Bar
Callooh Callay – London, United Kingdom
Candelaria – Paris, France
Drink – Boston, Massachusetts, USA
The Varnish – Los Angeles, California, USA

World’s Best Cocktail Menu
American Bar at the Savoy – London, United Kingdom
Pouring Ribbons – New York, New York, USA
The Dead Rabbit – New York, New York, USA
The Nightjar – London, United Kingdom

World’s Best Drink Selection
canon: whiskey and bitters emporium – Seattle, Washington, USA
Mayahuel – New York, New York, USA
Saxon + Parole Restaurant – New York, New York, USA
The Dead Rabbit – New York, New York, USA

World’s Best Hotel Bar
Clyde – Common Portland, Oregon, USA
Eastern Standard Kitchen and Drinks – Boston, Massachusetts, USA
The NoMad Hotel – New York, New York, USA
The Zetter Townhouse – London, United Kingdom

World’s Best New Cocktail Bar
Experimental Cocktail Club – New York, New York, USA
Pouring Ribbons – New York, New York, USA
The Dead Rabbit – New York, New York, USA
The NoMad Hotel – New York, New York, USA

International Bartender of the Year
Hidetsugu Ueno, Bar High Five – Tokyo, Japan
Jack McGarry, The Dead Rabbit – New York, New York, USA
Simone Caporale, Artesian Bar at the Langham – London, England,UK
Zdenek Kastanek, 28 Hong Kong Street – Singapore

Best International Brand Ambassador
Claire Smith – Belvedere Vodka
Giuseppe Gallo – Martini
Ian Burrell – Rum Ambassador
Jacob Briars – Bacardi Portfolio

Best Bar Mentor
Bridget Albert – Chicago, Illinois
Dushan Zaric – Los Angeles, California
Francesco Lafranconi – Las Vegas, Nevada
Julie Reiner – Brooklyn, New York

Best Cocktail Writing – Author
Gary Regan
Ian Cameron
Paul Clarke
Robert Simonson

Best Cocktail Writing – Publication
Australian Bartender Magazine
Bar Magazine Digital
DiffordsGuide.com
Imbibe Magazine

Best New Book (Cocktail/Bartending)
Drinks by Tony Conigliaro
The Tequila Ambassador by Tomas Estes
To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion by Philip Greene
Vodka Distilled by Tony Abou-Ganim

Best New Product
Dale DeGroff’s Pimento Aromatic Bitters
Dorothy Parker Gin
Fords Gin
Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao

American Bartender of the Year
Charles Joly – The Aviary Chicago, Illinois
Eric Alperin – The Varnish Los Angeles, California
Leo Robitschek – The NoMad Hotel New York, New York
Sean Kenyon – Williams & Graham Denver, Colorado

Best American Brand Ambassador
Elayne Duff – Diageo Portfolio
Jamie Gordon – Absolut Vodka
Neyah White – Yamazaki
Todd Richman – Sidney Frank Portfolio

Best American Cocktail Bar
Anvil – Houston, Texas
Clover Club – Brooklyn, New York
Cure – New Orleans, Louisiana
The Hawthorne – Boston, Massachusetts

Best High Volume Cocktail Bar
Clover Club – Brooklyn, New York
Harvard and Stone – Los Angeles, California
Sable Kitchen and Bar – Chicago, Illinois
Saxon + Parole Restaurant – New York, New York

Best Restaurant Bar
Island Creek Oyster Bar – Boston, Massachusetts
No. 9 Park – Boston, Massachusetts
Saxon + Parole Restaurant – New York, New York
The NoMad Hotel – New York, New York

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