Winners at The Spirted Awards – Tales Of The Cocktail 2012

The winners are listed below along with the three other finalists in each category.

International Bartender of the Year
WINNER: Alex Kratena
Zdenek Kastanek
Sam Ross
Dushan Zaric

World’s Best Cocktail Bar
WINNER: The Connaught Bar – London, United Kingdom
69 Colebrooke Row – London, United Kingdom
Black Pearl –Melbourne, Australia
The Varnish – Los Angeles, California, USA

World’s Best Cocktail Menu
WINNER: Callooh Callay – London, United Kingdom
Black Pearl – Melbourne, Australia
Clover Club – Brooklyn, New York, USA
Mayahuel – Manhattan, New York, USA

World’s Best Drinks Selection
WINNER: Salvatore’s at The Playboy – London, United Kingdom
Artesian at The Langham – London, United Kingdom
Death & Co – Manhattan, New York, USA
Eau de Vie – Sydney, Australia

World’s Best Hotel Bar
WINNER: Artesian at The Langham – London, United Kingdom
Clive’s Classic Lounge – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Clyde Common – Portland, Oregon, USA
The Zetter Townhouse – London, United Kingdom

World’s Best New Cocktail Bar
WINNER: The Zetter Townhouse – London, United Kingdom
Aviary – Chicago, Illinois, USA
Candelaria – Paris, France
Canon – Seattle, Washington, USA

Best International Brand Ambassador
WINNER: Angus Winchester
Jacob Briars
Ian Burrell
Claire Smith

Best Bar Mentor
WINNER: Steve Olson
Bridget Albert
Wayne Collins
Francesco Lafranconi

Best High Volume Cocktail Bar
WINNER: Eastern Standard – Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Beretta – San Francisco, California, USA
Clover Club – Brooklyn, New York, USA
La Descarga – Los Angeles, California, USA

Best Cocktail Writing – Author
WINNER: Gary Regan
Robert Simonson
Dave Wondrich
Naren Young

Best Cocktail Writing – Non Book
WINNER: Liquor.com
BarlifeUK
Shakestir.com
Time Out New York

Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book
WINNER: PDT Cocktail Book
The American Cocktail by the editors of Imbibe, USA
Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-all
Gaz Regan’s Annual Manual for Bartenders 2011

Best New Product
WINNER: Cognac Pierre Ferrand 1840 Formula
Chairman’s Reserve Spiced Rum
Lillet Rose
Perlini System

Best Restaurant Bar
WINNER: Slanted Door – San Francisco, California
Bar Agricole – San Francisco, California
Rivera – Los Angeles, California
Saxon + Parole – New York, New York

American Bartender of the Year
WINNER: Joaquin Simo
Eric Alperin
Charles Joly
Jeffrey Morganthaler

Best American Brand Ambassador
WINNER: Jim Ryan
Erick Castro
Elayne Duke
Jamie Gordon

Best American Cocktail Bar
WINNER: The Varnish – Los Angeles, California
Anvil Bar & Refuge – Houston, Texas
Clover Club – Brooklyn, New York
Columbia Room – Washington, District of Columbia

Lifetime Achievement Award
WINNER: Gary Regan


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