So we may be nursing sore heads from a great awards dinner — and a very large Juniperlooza party afterwards — but here is a full list of the winners from last night. Both the excellent Brooklyn cocktail bar, Clover Club and New York’s the Dead Rabbit featured prominently among the winners, which were drawn more heavily from the US this year (as opposed to last year’s English invasion).
But Kiwi-born Jacob Briars took out the award for best international brand ambassador, and ex-pat Aussie Naren Young’s work on the bar program for Saxon + Parole got a nod with a win for Best Restaurant Bar.
The full winners below — congratulations to all the winners on the night and to Tales for putting on a spectacular evening.
Spirited Awards Winners 2013
American Bartender of the Year: Charles Joly, The Aviary, Chicago
Best American Brand Ambassador: Todd Richman, Sidney Frank Portfolio
Best American Cocktail Bar: Clover Club, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Best Bar Mentor: Julie Reiner, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Best Cocktail Writing (publication): DiffordsGuide.com
Best International Brand Ambassador: Jacob Briars, Bacardi Portfolio
Best New Book: Drinks by Tony Conigliaro
Best High Volume Cocktail Bar: Clover Club, Brooklyn, N.Y
Best New Product: Fords Gin
The Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award: Salvatore Calabrese
Best Restaurant Bar: Saxon + Parole Restaurant, New York
International Bartender of the Year: Jack McGarry, The Dead Rabbit, New York
World’s Best Cocktail Bar: Drink, Boston, Mass.
Best Cocktail Writing (author): Gary Regan
World’s Best Cocktail Menu: The Dead Rabbit, New York
World’s Best Drink Selection: Canon: Whiskey and Bitters Emporium, Seattle, Wash.
World’s Best Hotel Bar: The NoMad Hotel, New York
World’s Best New Cocktail Bar: The Dead Rabbit, New York