Huge congrats to everyone who made it through to the shortlist for the Spirited Awards last night – you’re all winners in our eyes. Here are the overall winners. Big ups to the European crew including Artesian who picked up three (well deserved) awards, White Lyan for taking the top prize for Best New International Bar and the Bon Vivant who scooped Best International Bar. Woop, woop!

American winners:

American Bartender of the Year: Sean Kenyon (Denver)
Best American Bar Team: Trick Dog (San Francisco)
Best American Brand Ambassador: Neyah White (Suntory Japanese Whiskies)
Best American Cocktail Bar: The Dead Rabbit (New York)
Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar: Polite Provisions (San Diego)
Best American Hotel Bar: Clyde Common (Portland)
Best American Restaurant Bar: The NoMad (New York)
Best New American Cocktail Bar: Three Dots and A Dash (Chicago)

International winners:

International Bartender of the Year: Simone Caporale (London)
Best International Bar Team: Artesian at The Langham (London)
Best International Brand Ambassador: Giuseppe Gallo (Martini)
Best International Cocktail Bar: 28 Hong Kong Street (Singapore)
Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar: Schumann’s Bar (Munich)
Best International Hotel Bar: Artesian at The Langham (London)
Best International Restaurant Bar: The Bon Vivant (Edinburgh)
Best New International Cocktail Bar: White Lyan (London)

Writing categories:

Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication: Imbibe magazine (United States)
Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer: Paul Clarke (United States)
Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book: Beachbum Berry’s “Potions of the Caribbean” by Jeff Berry

Overall categories:

Best Bar Mentor: Dushan Zaric
Best New Product: Del Maguey Ibérico mezcal
World’s Best Cocktail Menu: The Aviary (Chicago)
World’s Best Drinks Selection: The Dead Rabbit (New York)

Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award: Julio Bermejo (San Francisco

With thanks to nola.com

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