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Spirited Awards 2013: Tales From the Red Carpet (Video)

Spirited Awards 2013: Tales From the Red Carpet (Video)

The Spirited Awards at Tales of the Cocktail is the world’s premiere award ceremony for the Spirits Industry. From World’s Best Bartender to Best New Product to Best Cocktail Writing, the hard working men and women in our field are honored each year. The Tales From the Red Carpet video is my contribution to this illustrious event, and this is my 5th year hosting and producing it, this time with LeJit Productions from New York. Once again, I’m excited to share thoughts, tips and insights from the liquor world’s luminaries as they stopped by on their way to the big moment. (See my previous Spirited Awards Red Carpet videos here)

Here is a complete list of this year’s winners, courtesy of Diffords Guide -who, btw, won for best publication – congrats to them – and all the winners, who are listed below in bold:

Best Cocktail Writing – Publication

Australian Bartender Magazine
Bar Magazine Digital
diffordsguide.com
Imbibe Magazine (USA)

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 American Brand Ambassador

Elayne Duff, Diageo Portfolio
Jamie Gordon, Absolut Vodka
Neyah White, Yamazaki
Todd Richman, Sidney Frank Portfolio

Best International Brand Ambassador

Claire Smith, Belvedere Vodka
Giuseppe Gallo, Martini
Ian Burrell, Rum Ambassador
Jacob Briars, Bacardi Portfolio

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

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

Best Cocktail Writing – Author

gaz regan
Ian Cameron
Paul Clarke
Robert Simonson

Best Bar Mentor

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

Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award

Salvatore Calabrese, Playboy Club London

Best American Cocktail Bar

Anvil, Houston, Texas
Clover Club, Brooklyn, New York
Cure, New Orleans, Louisiana
The Hawthorne, Boston, Massachusetts

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 Cocktail Bar

Callooh Callay, London, United Kingdom
Candelaria, Paris, France
Drink, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
The Varnish, Los Angeles, California, USA

Best Restaurant Bar

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

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

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

Best New Product

Dale DeGroff’s Pimento Aromatic Bitters
Dorothy Parker Gin
Ford’s Gin
Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao

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

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