A few weeks ago BarLifeUK told you about the fantastic array of UK bars and bartenders represented as finalists in the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards.
Well we are even happier to tell you that no less than 4 of these nominations resulted in wins at the ceremony held in New Orleans overnight.
Following days of non-stop seminars, talks, demonstrations and partying (sorry, networking) the 2010 Tales of the Cocktail ended with the awarding of the prestigious Spirited Awards. Whilst our congratulations go out to all the winners, I am sure you will forgive us for giving a particular nod to UK friends who took 4 of the top awards.
International Bartender of the Year was taken by Agostino Perrone from The Connaught Hotel (it certainly seems to be the place to go to find good drinks at the moment with Erik Lorincz taking out the World Class Final last week!)
Last but certainly not least for the UK contingent Mr John Gakuru who claimed International Brand Ambassador of the Year
There were of course lots of other winners on the night – and here they bloomin’ well are: