24.07.2011

And the Winner is... Spirited Awards 2011 Tales of the Cocktail - Top of the Pops...



Spirited Awards 2011, 23.7.2011, New Orleans

American Bartender of the Year 
(a tie !)Kenta Goto, New York City, New York
Sam Ross, New York City, New York

Best American Brand Ambassador
Jacques Bezuidenhout, Partida Tequila

Best American Cocktail Bar
Drink, Boston, Massachusetts

Best Bar Mentor
Audrey Saunders, New York City, New York


Best High Volume Cocktail Bar
Rickhouse, San Francisco, California


Best Cocktail Writing – Non Book
Imbibe USA



Best Cocktail Writing – Author
Camper English, San Francisco, Francisco



Best International Brand Ambassador
Dan Warner, Beefeater Gin



Simon Ford “Uh Oh” Award
John Lermayer



Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book
Punch by David Wondrich



Best New Product
Banks Rum



Best Restaurant Bar
Eleven Madison Park, New York City, New York



International Bartender of the Year
Erik Lorincz, London, England



World’s Best Cocktail Bar
Employees Only, New York City, New York



World’s Best Cocktail Menu
Artesian Bar at The Langham, London, England



World’s Best Drinks Selection
Employees Only, New York City, New York


World’s Best Hotel Bar
The Savoy, London, England


World’s Best New Cocktail Bar
Eau de Vie, Sydney, Australia




The Nominees have been...


American Bartender of the Year
Eric Alperin, The Varnish
Kenta Goto, Pegu Club
Misty Kalkofen, Drink
Sam Ross, Milk & Honey
Joaquin Simo, Death & Co.


Best American Brand Ambassador
Colin Asare-Appiah, U'luvka Vodka
Jacques Bezuidenhout, Partida Tequila
Jamie Gordon, Absolut Vodka
Jim Ryan, Hendrick's Gin

Best American Cocktail Bar
Clover Club, Brooklyn
Drink, Boston
Employees Only, New York
The Varnish, Los Angeles


World’s Best Hotel Bar
Artesian at The Langham, London
Clive's Classic Lounge at Chateau Victoria Hotel, Victoria
Clyde Common at The Ace Hotel, Portland
The Savoy, London, England


Best Cocktail Writing
Toby Cecchini, New York
Camper English, San Francisco
Darcy O'Neil, London, Ontario
Naren Young, New York


Best New Product
Bank's Five Island Rum
Cocchi Americano
Smith & Cross Rum
Tequila Calle 23


World’s Best Drinks Selection
Artesian at The Langham, London
Cure, New Orleans
Eau de Vie, Sydney
Employees Only, New York


Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book
Fix the Pumps by Darcy O'Neill
Left Coast Libations by Ted Munat & Michael Lazar
Punch by David Wondrich
Speakeasy by Dushan Zaric and Jay Kosmas


World’s Best Cocktail Menu
Artesian at The Langham, London
Eau de Vie, Sydney
Mayahuel, New York
Sanctuaria, St. Louis


International Bartender of the Year
Erik Lorincz, American Bar at Savoy Hotel, London
Dre Masso, Green & Red - London
Sam Ross, Milk & Honey
Dushan Zaric, Employees Only


World’s Best New Cocktail Bar
1534, New York
Dram, New York
Eau de Vie, Sydney
PKNY (ex Painkiller), New York


World’s Best Cocktail Bar
69 Colebrooke Row, London
Dry Martini, Barcelona
Employees Only, New York
High Five, Tokyo


Best International Brand Ambassador
Ian Burrell
Claire Smith, Belvedere Vodka
Dan Warner, Beefeater Gin
Angus Winchester, Tanqueray Gin


Best Bar Mentor
Wayne Collins, London
Steve Olson, New York
Audrey Saunders, New York
Dushan Zaric, New York


New Categories added in 2011:


Best High Volume Cocktail Bar
Eastern Standard, Boston
Flatiron Lounge, New York
Florida Room, Miami
Rickhouse, San Francisco


Best Cocktail Writing - Non Book
BarlifeUK.com
Imbibe USA
Liquor.com
Tasting Panel Magazine


Best Restaurant Bar
The Drawing Room, Chicago
Eleven Madison Park, New York
Hawksmoor Seven Dials, London
Hix, London


(source: Tales of the Cocktail Newsletter)