Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards winners announced

03 August, 2012

The winners of the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards have been announced, with London taking six of the gongs at the New Orleans event.

It was a great night for Artesian at the Langham hotel. The bar picked up World's Best Hotel Bar and its bartender Alex Kratena received the International Bartender of the Year accolade.

Winners are chosen by a process of nominations which are then judged by two panels - one US and one international. Judges cannot vote in categories in which they are nominated and they must report and solicitations to the board. You can read more about the judging process here.

The 2012 winners are:

London

International Bartender of the Year


Alex Kratena

World’s Best Hotel Bar


Artesian at The Langham hotel, London

World’s Best Cocktail Bar


The Connaught Bar, London

World’s Best Cocktail Menu


Callooh Callay, London

World’s Best New Cocktail Bar


Zetter Townhouse bar, London

World’s Best Drinks Selection


Salvatore at Playboy Club, London

International

Best International Brand Ambassador


Angus Winchester (Tanqueray)

Best Bar Mentor


Steve Olson

Best High Volume Cocktail Bar


Eastern Standard – Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Best Cocktail Writing – Author


Gary Regan

Best Cocktail Writing – Non Book


Liquor.com

Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book


PDT Cocktail Book

Best New Product


Cognac Pierre Ferrand 1840 Formula

Best Restaurant Bar


Slanted Door – San Francisco, California

American Bartender of the Year


Joaquin Simo

Best American Brand Ambassador


Jim Ryan

Best American Cocktail Bar


The Varnish – Los Angeles, California

Helen David Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award

Gary Regan





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