2015 Tales of the Cocktail Awards Announced

The 2015 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards were announce at couple of weeks ago in New Orleans, LA. This year included to most nominations in the event’s history and included bars from around the world. The night’s top award for World’s Best Bar went to New York’s The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog. Back in 2013, The Dead Rabbit was named World’s Best New Cocktail Bar and its head bartender Jack McGarry was named International Bartender of the Year.

The 2015 Spirited Awards winners:

American Categories:

Best American Bar Team – Employees Only (New York)

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

Best American Brand Ambassador – Brooke Arthur (House Spirits)

Best American Cocktail Bar – Williams & Graham (Denver)

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

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

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

Best New American Cocktail Bar – ABV (San Francisco) 

International Categories:

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

International Bartender of the Year – Ryan Chetiyawardana (London)

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

Best International Cocktail Bar – Artesian (London)

Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar – The Black Pearl & The Attic (Melbourne)

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

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

Best New International Cocktail Bar – Dandelyan (London)

Writing Categories:

Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication – PUNCH

Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer – Dave Broom

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

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

Overall Categories:

Best Bar Mentor – Jim Meehan (Portland)

Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient – Amaro di Angostura

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

World’s Best Spirits Selection – Canon (Seattle)

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

Special Recognition:

Lifetime Achievement Award – Jonathan Downey

Sam Guarino Citation – Steve Mannan

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