2018 Spirited Awards Winners Announced

By Neat Pour Staff |

On Saturday (7.21), the elites of the drinks world donned their finest formal wear and gathered in New Orleans’ historic Orpheum Theatre for Tales of the Cocktails annual Spirited Awards. The evening was dominated by tributes to John Lermayer who posthumously netted three plates. Scroll on down for the full list of winners.

American Categories

Best American Bar Team
Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co., Miami, FL
American Bartender of the Year
Yael Vengroff, The Spare Room, Los Angeles, CA
Best American Brand Ambassador
Anne Louise Marquis, Campari America
Best American Cocktail Bar
Lost Lake, Chicago, IL
Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar
The NoMad Bar, New York City, NY
Best American Hotel Bar
The Broken Shaker Miami at The Freehand, Miami, FL
Best American Restaurant Bar
Clyde Common, Portland, OR
Best New American Cocktail Bar
Navy Strength, Seattle, WA

International Categories

Best International Bar Team
The American Bar, The Savoy, London
International Bartender of the Year
Joe Schofield, Tippling Club, Singapore
Best International Brand Ambassador
Ian Burrell, Global Rum Ambassador
Best International Cocktail Bar
Happiness Forgets, London
Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar
The Clumsies, Athens
Best International Hotel Bar
The American Bar, The Savoy, London
Best International Restaurant Bar
Sager & Wilde, London
Best New International Cocktail Bar
Coupette, London

Writing Categories

Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication
The Daily Beast , Half Full Section
Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer
M. Carrie Allan, The Washington Post, Imbibe, and more
Best New Cocktail or Bartending Book
Meehan’s Bartender Manual by Jim Meehan
Best New Book on Drinks Culture, History or Spirits
By the Smoke and the Smell by Thad Vogler
Best Broadcast, Podcast or Online Video Series
Life Behind Bars

Global Categories

Best Bar Mentor
Andy Seymour, Liquid Productions
Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient
Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal Jabali
World’s Best Cocktail Menu
Dandelyan, London
World’s Best Spirit Selection
Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co., Miami, FL
World’s Best Bar
The American Bar at The Savoy, London
Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award
John Lermayer
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