Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tales of the Cocktail 2010: Spirited Awards Winners

Death & Company - Best American Cocktail Bar 2010
Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans - Saturday July 24th - I am happy to report the winners of the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2010- many of whom were definitely due.  Once again, New York City took the lion's share of prestigious awards including Best American Cocktail Bar, World's Best New Cocktail Bar, and World's Best Cocktail menu.

Spirited Awards Winners 2010

Best American Cocktail Bar
World’s Best Hotel Bar
Best Cocktail Writing
  • CLASS magazine - Winner
  • Gary Regan
  • Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller
  • Naren Young
Best New Product
Best American Brand Ambassador
World’s Best Drinks Selection
Murray Stenson of Zig Zag Cafe, Seattle
American Bartender of the Year
  • Eric Alperin, The Varnish
  • Kenta Goto, Pegu Club
  • Murray Stenson, Zig Zag Café - Winner
  • Sam Ross, Milk & Honey
Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book
  • Beachbum Berry Remixed
  • Gin Compendium by Gary "Gaz" Regan
  • MudPuddle Books by Greg Boehm
  • Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh - Winner
World’s Best Cocktail Menu
International Bartender of the Year
  • Agostino Perrone, The Connaught Hotel, London - Winner
  • Brian Miller, formerly of  Death & Company, New York City
  • Salvatore "The Maestro" Calabrese, formerly Fifty, London
  • Sam Ross, Milk &Honey, New York City
World’s Best New Cocktail Bar
Mayahuel, World's Best New Cocktail Bar 2010
World’s Best Cocktail Bar
Best International Brand Ambassador
Best Bar Mentor
  • Dale "King Cocktail" DeGroff - Winner
  • Robert Hess
  • Sasha Petraske
  • Tony Abou-Ganim
Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Brian Rea - Winner
  • Gary Regan
  • Murray Stenson
  • Tony Abou-Ganim
(Photo credit: D&C -NY Eater, Murray Stenson, NY Times, and Mayahuel, The Gothamist)

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