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Tales Of The Cocktail Announces 2020 Spirited Awards Winners

2020 Spirited Awards Winners - PCH

In August, Tales of the Cocktail unveiled the finalists for the 2020 Spirited Awards, and yesterday, the foundation announced the specific category winners via its official website.

The vast majority of the winners have been unveiled across American, International, Global and Writing and media categories, including Best International Cocktail Bar and Best New Cocktail or Bartending Book.

“Congratulations to this year’s Spirited Award winners,” said Tales of the Cocktail Foundation president Caroline Rosen. “In a year that has caused us to all contemplate so much, there is no question that these individuals and establishments are worthy of celebration on a global stage. Their contributions are advancing this industry forward at a much needed time for change and we are honoured to have the opportunity to recognise them.”

Other awards to be announced later this week include Best American Bar Mentor, presented by Bar Smarts; Best International Bar Mentor, presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation; American Bartender of the Year, presented by Pernod Ricard; International Bartender of the Year, presented by Martini & Rossi; Timeless American, presented by Q Mixers; Timeless International, presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation; Helen David Lifetime Achievement, presented by William Grant & Sons; Philanthropy, presented by Santa Teresa 1796 Rum; and the Pioneer Award, presented by Diageo Bar Academy.

2020 Spirited Awards Winners:

American categories

Best American Bar Team presented by William Grant & Sons

Café La Trova ­­– Miami, FL

Best American Brand Ambassador presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Robin Nance – Beam Suntory

Best American Cocktail Bar presented by Pernod Ricard

Pacific Cocktail Haven – San Francisco, CA

Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar presented by Diageo Bar Academy

ABV – San Francisco, CA

Best American Hotel Bar presented by Diageo Bar Academy

The Spare Room at The Hollywood Roosevelt – Los Angeles, CA

Best American Restaurant Bar presented by Woodford Reserve

The Silver Dollar – Louisville, KY

Best New American Cocktail Bar presented by Elijah Craig

Silver Lyan – Washington DC

International categories

Best International Bar Team presented by House of Angostura

The Connaught Bar – London, UK

Best International Brand Ambassador presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Camille Austin – Casa Lumbre Spirits

Best International Cocktail Bar presented by Tequila Fortaleza

Native – Singapore

Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar presented by Beam Suntory

Licorería Limantour – Mexico City, Mexico

Best International Hotel Bar presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood Hotel – London, UK

Best International Restaurant Bar presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Sober Company – Shanghai, China

Best New International Cocktail Bar presented by Perrier

Kwānt – London, UK

Writing and media categories

Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Half Full

Best Cocktail & Spirits Writing presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

‘Janee: Where is She Now’ by Aaron Goldfarb for Punch

Best New Cocktail or Bartending Book presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

The Martini Cocktail: A Meditation on the World’s Greatest Drink, with Recipes by Robert Simonson

Best New Book on Drinks Culture, History or Spirits presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Last Call: Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time by Brad Thomas Parsons

Best Broadcast, Podcast or Online Video Series presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Whisky Cast

Global categories

Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Tequila Fortaleza Winter Blend 2019

World’s Best Cocktail Menu presented by Perrier

Atlas Bar – Singapore

World’s Best Spirits Selection presented by Beam Suntory

Amor Y Amargo – New York, NY