In an industry filled to bursting with such incredible talent it’s hard enough whittling the nominations down to a top ten, let alone picking out an overall winner in each category. So first off, huge congratulations to everyone who was nominated this year and now, let’s give it up for the 2018 Spirited Awards Winners:

American Categories

Best American Bar Team

Presented by William Grant & Sons
Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co., Miami

American Bartender of the Year

Presented by Bacardi USA
Yael Vengroff, The Spare Room, Los Angeles

Best American Brand Ambassador

Presented by VinePair
Anne Louise Marquis, Campari America

Best American Cocktail Bar

Presented by Pernod Ricard USA
Lost Lake, Chicago

Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar

Presented by William Grant & Sons
The NoMad Bar, New York City

Best American Hotel Bar

Presented by Bacardi USA
The Broken Shaker Miami at The Freehand, Miami

Best American Restaurant Bar

Presented by Woodford Reserve
Clyde Common, Portland

Best New American Cocktail Bar

Presented by Pierre Ferrand Cognac
Navy Strength, Seattle

International Categories

Best International Bar Team

Presented by The House of Angostura
The American Bar, The Savoy, London

International Bartender of the Year

Presented by Bacardi USA
Joe Schofield, Tippling Club, Singapore

Best International Brand Ambassador

Presented by G.H. Mumm
Ian Burrell, Global Rum Ambassador

Best International Cocktail Bar

Presented by Pernod Ricard USA
Happiness Forgets, London

Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar

Presented by Rutte
The Clumsies, Athens

Best International Hotel Bar

Presented by Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association
The American Bar, The Savoy, London

Best International Restaurant Bar

Presented by Mandarine Napoléon
Sager & Wilde, London

Best New International Cocktail Bar

Presented by Pierre Ferrand Cognac
Coupette, London

Writing Categories

Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication

Presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation
The Daily Beast, Half Full Section

Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer

Presented by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
M. Carrie Allan, The Washington Post, Imbibe, and more

Best New Cocktail or Bartending Book

Presented by Gra’it Grappa
Meehan’s Bartender Manual by Jim Meehan

Best New Book on Drinks Culture, History or Spirits

Presented by Cocktail Kingdom
By the Smoke and the Smell by Thad Vogler

Best Broadcast, Podcast or Online Video Series

Presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation
Life Behind Bars

Global Categories

Best Bar Mentor

Presented by BarSmarts
Andy Seymour, Liquid Productions

Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient

Presented by Maverick Drinks
Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal Jabali

World’s Best Cocktail Menu

Presented by Peroni
Dandelyan, London

World’s Best Spirit Selection

Presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation
Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co., Miami

World’s Best Bar

Presented by Italicus
The American Bar at The Savoy, London

Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award

Presented by William Grant & Sons
John Lermayer

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