Cheers - September, 2015

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Page 12 of 51 13 September 2015 • TALES OF THE COCKTAIL'S 2015 SPIRITED AWARDS WINNERS The 9th Annual Spirited Awards took place during Tales of the Cocktail on July 18 at the Sheraton Hotel New Orleans. The award recipients represent the year's best bars, bartenders, writ- ers and cocktail experts worldwide. Award winners were culled from the largest nomination pool in the show's history. Nominees underwent a thorough judging process and were voted on by a panel of more than 100 industry experts. In addition to the judged award winners, Jonathan Downey and Steve Mannan were also honored this year for their achievements. This year's program was sponsored by Bacardi USA, BarSmarts, Beefeater Gin, Bleu Dry Bar, Caña Brava, Chivas, Cognac Ferrand, Courvoisier, House of Angostura, Luxardo, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Nicolas Feuillatte, The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley, Rums of Puerto Rico, Mezcal El Silencio and William Grant & Sons. Congratulations to all the 2015 winners; here's the full list. AMERICAN CATEGORIES Best American Bar Team Employees Only (New York) American Bartender of the Year Ivy Mix (New York) Best American Brand Ambassador Brooke Arthur (House Spirits) Best American Cocktail Bar Williams & Graham (Denver) Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar Employees Only (New York) Best American Hotel Bar The Broken Shaker (Miami Beach) Best American Restaurant Bar Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks (Boston) Best New American Cocktail Bar ABV (San Francisco) INTERNATIONAL CATEGORIES Best International Bar Team 28 Hong Kong Street (Singapore) International Bartender of the Year Ryan Chetiyawardana (London) Best International Brand Ambassador Claire Smith-Warner (Belvedere Vodka) Best International Cocktail Bar Artesian (London) Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar The Black Pearl & The Attic (Melbourne) Best International Hotel Bar Beaufort Bar, The Savoy (London) Best International Restaurant Bar Blind Pig at Social Eating House (London) Best New International Cocktail Bar Dandelyan (London) WRITING CATEGORIES Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication PUNCH Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer Dave Broom Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail by Dave Arnold Best New Spirits Book Whisky: The Manual by Dave Broom OVERALL CATEGORIES Best Bar Mentor Jim Meehan (Portland, OR) Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient Amaro di Angostura World's Best Cocktail Menu Dead Rabbit (New York) World's Best Spirits Selection Canon (Seattle) World's Best Bar Dead Rabbit (New York) SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS Lifetime Achievement Award Jonathan Downey Sam Guarino Citation Steve Mannan recipients represent the year's underwent a thorough judging Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar Employees Only (New York) Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks (Boston)

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