All the winners from Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards 2013


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):

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



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