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Spirited Awards Winners at Tales of the Cocktail 2014 (Video)

Spirited Awards Winners at Tales of the Cocktail 2014 (Video)

I have the privilege of being among the first people in the world to congratulate the best people in the bar business on the most exciting night of Tales of the Cocktail. I created the Spirited Awards “Tales from the Red Carpet” video in 2008, and have hosted / produced it ever since. Over the years, so many friends, colleagues and mentors have stopped to talk  about their careers, products and bars on their way in to the awards… and this year, we added a new element… the winners stop by on their way OFF the stage, with their prestigious Spirited Award in hand.  I’m pleased to have brought back LeJit Productions to capture the memories of this magical night!

Lifetime Achievement: Julio Bermejo

Best Bar Mentor: Dushan Zaric

Best New Product: Del Maguey Iberico

Best New Cocktail Book: Beachbum Berry’s Potions of the Caribbean

Best Spirits Writer: Paul Clarke

Best Publication: Imbibe Magazine

American Bartender of the Year: Sean Kenyon, Williams & Graham, Denver

International Bartender of the Year: Simone Caporale, Artesian Bar, London

Best American Brand Ambassador: Neyah White, Suntory Japanese Whiskies, San Francisco

Best International Brand Ambassador: Giuseppe Gallo, Italy, Martini

Best American Hotel Bar: Clyde Common, Portland

Best International Hotel Bar: Artesian, Langham Hotel, London

Best American Cocktail Bar: Dead Rabbit, New York

Best International Cocktail Bar: 28 Hong Kong Street, Singapore

Best New American Cocktail Bar: Three Dots and a Dash, Chicago

Best New International Cocktail Bar: White Lyan, London

Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar: Polite Provisions, San Diego

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

Best American Restaurant Bar: The NoMad, New York

Best International Restaurant Bar: The Bon Vivant, Edinburgh, Scotland

Best American Bar Team: Trick Dog, San Francisco

Best International Bar Team: Artesian, London

World’s Best Cocktail Menu: Aviary, Chicago

World’s Best Drinks Selection: Dead Rabbit, New York

World’s Best Bar: Artesian, London


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