Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards Winners 2014

Tales of the Cocktail Spirited AwardsThe eighth annual Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards for 2104 were announced in New Orleans with Artesian at the Langham in London winning the World’s Best Bar as well as Best International Hotel Bar.

The Best American Cocktail Bar was won by The Dead Rabbit (New York) and 28 Hong Kong Street (Singapore) took out the Best International Cocktail Bar.

The Spirited Awards were hosted by Simon Ford of 86 Co Spirits and Tom Caltabiano. The awards and winners are listed below:

American Categories

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

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 Categories

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 (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)


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

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 of Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco

World’s Best Bar

  • Artesian at the Langham (London)


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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.

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