Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards Winners 2015

The ninth annual Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards for 2015 were announced in New Orleans with Dead Rabbit in NYC winning World’s Best Bar and World’s Best Cocktail Menu.

Dead Rabbit – World’s Best Bar

Our very own Black Pearl/The Attic from Melbourne, Australia has won Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar. 

Black Pearl/The Attic – Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar

Artesian in London has won Best International Hotel Bar and the Best American Cocktail Bar was won by Williams & Graham in Denver.

Here is the full list of the Spirited Awards winners for 2015:

Best International Hotel Bar:
Beaufort Bar, The Savoy (London)

Best American Hotel Bar:
The Broken Shaker (Miami Beach)

Best American Restaurant Bar:
Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks (Boston)

Best International Restaurant Bar:
Blind Pig at Social Eating House (London)

World’s Best Spirits Selection:
Canon (Seattle)

Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient:
Amaro di Angostura

Best Bar Mentor:
Jim Meehan (Portland)

Best International Brand Ambassador:
Claire Smith-Warner (Belvedere Vodka)

Best American Brand Ambassador:
Brooke Arthur (House Spirits)

Best New American Cocktail Bar:
ABV (San Francisco)

Best New International Cocktail Bar:
Dandelyan (London)

Best New Spirits Book:
Whisky: The Manual by Dave Broom

Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication:
Punch Drink

Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book:
Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail by Dave Arnold

Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer:
Dave Broom

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Jonathan Downey

Best International Bar Team:
28 Hong Kong Street (Singapore)

Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar:
The Black Pearl/The Attic (Melbourne)

Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar:
Employees Only (New York)

Best American Bar Team:
Employees Only (New York)

International Bartender of the Year:
Ryan Chetiyawardana (London)

American Bartender of the Year:
Ivy Mix (New York)

Best American Cocktail Bar:
Williams & Graham (Denver)

Best International Cocktail Bar:
Artesian (London)

World’s Best Cocktail Menu:
Dead Rabbit (New York)

World’s Best Bar:
Dead Rabbit (New York)


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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.