Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2014

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International Bartender of the Year

Winner: Simone Caporale (London)
Shortlisted:
•Zdenek Kastanek (Singapore)
•Hidetsugu Ueno (Tokyo)
•Tom Walker (London)

Best International Bar Team

Winner: Artesian at the Langham (London)

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Shortlisted:
•28 Hong Kong Street (Singapore)
•The American Bar at The Savoy (London)
•The Black Pearl (Melbourne)

Best International Brand Ambassador

Winner: Giuseppe Gallo (Martini)
Shortlisted:
•David Cordoba (Bacardi)
•David Piper (Hendrick's Gin)
•Claire Smith (Belvedere Vodka)

Best International Cocktail Bar

Winner: 28 Hong Kong Street (Singapore)
Shortlisted:
•Bramble Bar (Edinburgh)
•Candelaria (Paris)
•Door 74 (Amsterdam)

Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar

Winner: Schumann's (Munich)
Shortlisted:
•Eau de Vie (Melbourne)
•The Black Pearl (Melbourne)
•London Cocktail Club (London)

Best International Hotel Bar

Winner: Artesian at the Langham (London)
Shortlisted:
•Beaufort Bar at The Savoy Hotel (London)
•Black Angel's Bar (Prague)
•Connaught Bar at the Connaught (London)

Best International Restaurant Bar

Winner: The Bon Vivant (Edinburgh)

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Shortlisted:
•Delicatessen (Moscow)
•Spitalfields Bar at Hawksmoor (London)
•Blind Pig at Social Eating House (London)

Best New International Cocktail Bar

Winner: White Lyan (London)

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Shortlisted:
•Blind Pig at Social Eating House (London)
•Hello Sailor (Sydney)
•NOLA (London)

Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication

Winner: Imbibe Magazine (United States)
Shortlisted:
•Alcademics.com (United States)
•PUNCH (punchdrink.com) (United States)
•Ginger Magazine (France)

Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer

Winner: Paul Clarke (United States)
Shortlisted:
•Toby Cecchini (United States)
•Jeffrey Morgenthaler (United States)
•Robert Simonson (United States)

Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book

Winner: Beachbum Berry's Potions of the Caribbean by Jeff Berry
Shortlisted:
•Cocktail Culture by Shawn Soole & Nate Caudle
•The Curious Bartender by Tristan Stephenson
•The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

Best Bar Mentor

Winner: Dushan Zaric
Shortlisted:
•Jacob Briars
•Jackson Cannon
•Jim Meehan

Best New Product

Winner: Del Maguey Ibérico mezcal
Shortlisted:
•Ancho Reyes
•Crawley's Imperial Shaker Machine
•Martini Gran Lusso Vermouth

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World's Best Cocktail Menu

Winner: The Aviary (Chicago)
Shortlisted:
•The Nightjar (London)
•Pouring Ribbons (New York)
•Trick Dog (San Francisco)

World's Best Drinks Selection

Winner: The Dead Rabbit (New York)
Shortlisted:
•Connaught Bar at the Connaught (London)
•Multnomah Whisk{e}y Library (Portland)
•Tommy's (San Francisco)

American Bartender of the Year

Winner: Sean Kenyon (Denver)
Shortlisted:
•Jeff Bell (New York)
•Marcovaldo Dionysos (San Francisco)
•Bobby Heugel (Houston)

Best American Bar Team

Winner: Trick Dog (San Francisco)
Shortlisted:
•Attaboy (New York)
•Employees Only (New York)
•Williams & Graham (Denver)

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Best American Brand Ambassador

Winner: Neyah White (Suntory Japanese Whiskies)
Shortlisted:
•Brooke Arthur (House Spirits)
•Chris Patino (Pernod Ricard USA Portfolio)
•Angus Winchester (Tanqueray Gin)

Best American Cocktail Bar

Winner: The Dead Rabbit (New York)
Shortlisted:
•Canon (Seattle)
•Smuggler's Cove (San Francisco)
•Williams & Graham (Denver)

Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar

Winner: Polite Provisions (San Diego)
Shortlisted:
•Employees Only (New York)
•Honeycut (Los Angeles)
•Trick Dog (San Francisco)

Best American Hotel Bar

Winner: Clyde Common (Portland)
Shortlisted:
•The Hawthorne (Boston)
•Sable Kitchen & Bar (Chicago)
•The Spare Room (Los Angeles)

Best American Restaurant Bar

Winner: The NoMad (New York)
Shortlisted:
•Clyde Common (Portland)
•Gramercy Tavern (New York)
•nopa (San Francisco)

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Best New American Cocktail Bar

Winner: Three Dots and A Dash (Chicago)
Shortlisted:
•Attaboy (New York)
•Half Step (Austin)
•ZZ's Clam Bar (New York)

Special Acknowledgement

Doug Tirola USA

World's Best Bar

Winner: Artesian, London, England

Helen David Lifetime Achievement Awards

Winner: Julio Bermejo, USA

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