The Winners of Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2017

The winners of the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2017 were announced at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans, with the World’s Best Cocktail Bar going to Dandelyan in London and Australia’s Black Pearl taking out the Best International Cocktail Bar award.

Spirited Awards

Here is the full list of the winners of the Spirited Awards 2017 in the American, International, Writing and Global categories:

Spirited Awards 2017

American Categories

Best American Bar Team
The NoMad Bar (New York, NY)

American Bartender of the Year
Jeff Bell of PDT (New York, NY)

Best American Brand Ambassador
Misty Kalkofen (Del Maguey)

Best American Cocktail Bar
Columbia Room (Washington, DC)

Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar
Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company (Miami, FL)

Best American Hotel Bar
The Hawthorne at The Commonwealth Hotel (Boston, MA)

Best American Restaurant Bar
Dante NYC (New York, NY)

Best New American Cocktail Bar
BlackTail (New York, NY)

International Categories

Best International Bar Team
Dandelyan (London, UK)

International Bartender of the Year
Shingo Gokan of Speak Low (Shanghai, China)

Best International Brand Ambassador
Camille Ralph Vidal (St-Germain)

Best International Cocktail Bar
Black Pearl (Melbourne, Australia)

Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar
Trailer Happiness (London, UK)

Best International Hotel Bar
Dandelyan at The Mondrian (London, UK)

Best International Restaurant Bar
Tippling Club (Singapore)

Best New International Cocktail Bar
Swift (London, UK)

Writing Categories

Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication
Hot Rum Cow

Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer
Wayne Curtis

Best New Cocktail & Bartending Book
Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki by Martin & Rebecca Cate

Best New Spirits Book
Bourbon: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of An American Whiskey by Fred Minnick

Global Categories

Best Bar Mentor
David Wondrich

Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient
ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto (Italy)

World’s Best Cocktail Menu
Trick Dog (San Francisco, United States)

World’s Best Spirits Selection
canon: whiskey and bitters emporium (Seattle, WA)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Charles Schumann

World’s Best Cocktail Bar

The Winners of Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2017 was last modified: July 23rd, 2017 by Corinne Mossati
Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of Cocktails & Bars and popular online magazine Gourmantic. She is named in the Australian Bartender Magazine Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy who judges the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions. Read the full bio here.