There were tears, there was laughter, there were well deserved high fives – ladies and gents, please be upstanding for the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2017 winners:


Best American Bar Team

The NoMad Bar (New York, NY)

American Bartender of the Year

Jeff Bell of PDT (New York, NY)

Best American Brand Ambassador

Misty Kalkofen (Del Maguey)

Best American Cocktail Bar

Columbia Room (Washington, DC)

Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company (Miami, FL)

Best American Hotel Bar

The Hawthorne at The Commonwealth Hotel (Boston, MA)

Best American Restaurant Bar

Dante NYC (New York, NY)

Best New American Cocktail Bar

BlackTail (New York, NY)


Best International Bar Team

Dandelyan (London, UK)

International Bartender of the Year

Shingo Gokan of Speak Low (Shanghai, China)

Best International Brand Ambassador

Camille Ralph Vidal (St-Germain)

Best International Cocktail Bar

Black Pearl (Melbourne, Australia)

Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar

Trailer Happiness (London, UK)

Best International Hotel Bar

Dandelyan at The Mondrian (London, UK)

Best International Restaurant Bar

Tippling Club (Singapore)

Best New International Cocktail Bar

Swift (London, UK)


Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication

Hot Rum Cow

Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer

Wayne Curtis

Best New Cocktail & Bartending Book

Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki by Martin & Rebecca Cate

Best New Spirits Book

Bourbon: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of An American Whiskey by Fred Minnick


Best Bar Mentor

David Wondrich

Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient

ITALICUS – Rosolio di Bergamotto (Italy)

World’s Best Cocktail Menu

Trick Dog (San Francisco, United States)

World’s Best Spirits Selection

canon: whiskey and bitters emporium (Seattle, WA)

World’s Best Cocktail Bar



Charles Schumann

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