Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tales of the Cocktail 2012: Spirited Awards Winners

Joaquin Simo - American Bartender of the Year
Here is the full list of winners of the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards for 2012. This year the United Kingdom dominated with wins in the following prestigious categories: World's Best Cocktail Bar, World's Best Drinks Selection, World's Best New Cocktail Bar, World's Best Cocktail Menu, International Brand Ambassador of the Year, and International Bartender of the Year.

Spirited Awards Winners 2012

Best High Volume Cocktail Bar - Eastern Standard, Boston

Best Restaurant Bar - Slanted Door, San Francisco

World’s Best New Cocktail Bar - The Zetter Townhouse, London

World’s Best Hotel Bar - Artesian at The Langham Hotel, London

Best Cocktail Writing - David Wondrich

Best Cocktail Writing (Non-Book) - Liquor.com

Best American Brand Ambassador - Jim Ryan, Hendricks Gin

World’s Best Drinks Selection - Salvatore's at The Playboy Club, London

American Bartender of the Year - Joaquin Simo, Death & Co., New York

Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book - PDT Cocktail Book, Jim Meehan

World’s Best Cocktail Menu - Callooh Callay, London

International Bartender of the Year - Alex Kratena, Artesian at The Langham, London

Best International Brand Ambassador - Angus Winchester, Tanqueray Gin
Best American Cocktail Bar - The Varnish, Los Angeles

World’s Best Cocktail Bar - The Connaught Bar, London

Best Bar Mentor - Steve Olson (aka wine geek)

Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award - Gary "Gaz" Regan

A full recap of this lounger's Tales of the Cocktail 2012 adventures will be forthcoming on Umami Mart.com.

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