GQ Men of the Year Awards 2012 with Chivas

The GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2012 were held at the Ivy Ballroom with Chris Hemsworth taking out the title of GQ Man of the Year.

The event’s naming rights partner, Chivas Regal honoured the cast of ‘Howzat!’ with the ‘Men of Chivalry’ Award presented by Australian actress Miranda Otto. The award recognises individuals who represent the strengths it takes to be true gentlemen and being there for their friends in the face of hardships.

GQ Men of the Year Awards
GQ Men of the Year Awards

A selection of Chivas cocktails were served throughout the evening, including the ‘Chivalry’, a crisp and refreshing cocktail with flavours of apple, lemon and elderflower complemented by the smooth taste of Chivas 12. The ‘Chivas Royalty’ followed, a cocktail with subtle flavours of orange and chocolate balanced by the soft, smooth notes of Chivas 12.

GQ Men of the Year Awards
Chivalry and Chivas Royalty cocktails

Two Chivas 18 ‘signature serves’ followed. The Apricot & Butterscotch flavours were complemented by the rich, luscious flavours of Chivas 18, served on the rocks with a dash of bitters. The Cherry & Dark Chocolate had deep flavours of cherry and bittersweet notes of dark chocolate with Chivas 18, also served on the rocks with a dash of bitters.

Ben Davidson of Pernod Ricard delivered a customary Scottish toast which  accompanied the final announcement of GQ’s ‘Man of the Year’ Awards with a rare serve of Chivas 25 year old, presented in a crystal glass with a single sphere of ice.

Fifteen awards were presented throughout the evening to celebrate the achievements of Australia’s leading gentlemen across film, music, sport, fashion, entertainment and cuisine. The GQ 2012 Men of the Year winners are:

GQ Man of the year – Chris Hemsworth
GQ Woman of the year – Bella Heathcote
GQ Solo Artist of the year – Guy Sebastian
GQ Businessman of the year – Radek Sali
GQ Chef of the Year – Matt Moran
GQ Media Personality of the year – Hamish Mcdonald
GQ Men of Chivalry – Cast of Howzat!
GQ Sportsman of the year – Matthew Cowdrey
GQ Fashion Designer of the year – Brent Wilson
GQ Breakthrough of the year – Callan McAuliffe
GQ Man of Style – Sam Sparro
GQ Actor of the year – Richard Roxburgh
GQ Band of the year – PNAU
GQ Creative Force of the year – Wayne Blair
GQ Social Force of the year – Matthew Mitcham

GQ Men of the Year Awards
Cameron Northway at the Chivas Bar

The after party was held at the Ivy Pool Room with three dedicated Chivas bars serving drinks well into the night.

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The GQ Men of the Year Awards 2012 were held on Tuesday 13 November 2012. Gourmantic attended as a media guest.


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.