Winners Spirited Awards 2018

Words by Ingmar Voerman

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On Saturday Night July 21st the winners of the annual Spirited Awards at Tales Of The Cocktail in New Orleans were announced. Read about the best of the best of the global bar industry!

World’s Best Bar
American Bar at the Savoy

Lifetime Achievement
John Lermayer


International Bartender of the Year
Joe Schofield, Tippling Club – Singapore

Best International Brand Ambassador
Ian Burrell, Global Rum Ambassador

Best International Bar Team
The American Bar, The Savoy – London

Best International Cocktail Bar
Happiness Forgets – London

Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar
The Clumsies – Athens

Best International Hotel Bar
The American Bar at The Savoy – London

Best International Restaurant Bar
Sager & Wilde – London

Best New International Cocktail Bar
Coupette – London


Best Bar Mentor
Andy Seymour, Liquid Productions, INC

Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient
Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal Jabali

World’s Best Cocktail Menu
Dandelyan – London

World’s Best Spirits Selection
Sweet Liberty – Miami, FL


American Bartender of the Year
Yael Vengroff, Spare Room – Los Angeles, CA

Best American Brand Ambassador
Anne Louise Marquis, Campari America

Best American Bar Team
Sweet Liberty – Miami, FL

Best American Cocktail Bar
Lost Lake – Chicago, IL

Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar
The NoMad Bar – New York City, NY

Best American Hotel Bar
The Broken Shaker at The Freehand – Miami, FL

Best American Restaurant Bar
Clyde Common – Portland, OR

Best New American Cocktail Bar
Navy Strength – Seattle, WA


Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication
The Daily Beast Half Full Section

Best Cocktail and Spirits Writer
M. Carrie Allan, The Washington Post and more

Best New Cocktail or Bartending Book
Meehan’s Bartender Manual by Jim Meehan

Best New Book on Drinks Culture, History or Spirits
By the Smoke and the Smell by Thad Vogler

Best Broadcast, Podcast or Online Video Series
Life Behind Bars

A new and great development of this year's Spirited Awards are the Regional Top 10 lists, celebrating the blooming world wide cocktail industry.

Check out all the Spirited Awards Regional Top Ten List here

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