These are the Australian bars through to the Spirited Awards Top 4

Maybe Sammy, Sydney. Photo: Supplied.

Overnight, the Top 4 in each category of Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards have been announced.

There’s a smattering of Australians through to the top four, with Maybe Sammy making the cut for best new international cocktail bar, and Melbourne’s Black Pearl again being nominated for best international bar team.

In Sydney, Matt Whiley, the owner-bartender of Scout Sydney, has made the cut in the international bartender of the year category.

The Spirited Awards take place on the Saturday each year during Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans — click here to find out more.

Take a look at the full list below.

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AMERICAN CATEGORIES

American Bartender of the Year presented by Amaro Montenegro

Julio Cabrera – Cafe La Trova, Miami, FL

Kevin Diedrich – Pacific Cocktail Haven, San Francisco, CA

Masa Urushido – Katana Kitten, New York City, NY

Jillian Vose – The Dead Rabbit, New York City, NY

 

Best American Brand Ambassador presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Megan Breier, Beam Suntory

Kiowa Bryan, Spiribam Fine R(h)um Specialists

Tim Cooper, Fords Gin

Trevor Schneider, Reyka Vodka

 

Best American Bar Team presented by William Grant & Sons

Clover Club – Brooklyn, NY

Herbs and Rye – Las Vegas, NV

Lost Lake – Chicago, IL

Nickel City – Austin, TX

 

Best American Cocktail Bar presented by Select Aperitivo

Amor Y Amargo – New York, NY

Attaboy – New York, NY

Drink – Boston, MA

Trick Dog – San Francisco, CA

 

Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar presented by Grey Goose Vodka

Half Step – Austin, TX

Herbs and Rye – Las Vegas, NV

Nickel City – Austin, TX

The Dead Rabbit – New York, NY

 

Best American Hotel Bar presented by Altos Tequila

Broken Shaker at Freehand LA – Los Angeles, CA

Compére Lapin at The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery – New Orleans, LA

Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NV

Midnight Rambler at the Joule – Dallas, TX

 

Best American Restaurant Bar presented by Woodford Reserve

Better Luck Tomorrow – Houston, TX

Dante – New York, NY

Gramercy Tavern – New York, NY

The Silver Dollar – Louisville, KY

 

Best New American Cocktail Bar presented by Elijah Craig Bourbon

Cafe La Trova – Miami, FL

Death & Co. – Denver, CO

Existing Conditions – New York, NY

Katana Kitten – New York, NY

INTERNATIONAL CATEGORIES

International Bartender of the Year presented by BACARDÍ RUM

Moe Aljaff – Two Schmucks, Barcelona, Spain

Monica Berg – Tayer and Elementary, London, UK

Philippa “Pippa” Guy – The American Bar at The Savoy, London, UK

Matt Whiley – Scout, Sydney, Australia

 

Best International Brand Ambassador presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Dickie Cullimore, Bacardi Rum

Gareth Evans, Absolut Elyx

Joe McCanta, Grey Goose

Lauren Mote, Diageo Reserve Global Cocktailian

 

Best International Bar Team presented by The House of Angostura

Black Pearl – Melbourne, Australia

Connaught Bar at The Connaught – London, UK

Fifty Mils at the Four Seasons – Mexico City, Mexico

Licorería Limantour – Mexico City, Mexico

 

Best International Cocktail Bar presented by Maison Ferrand

Atlas Bar – Singapore

Le Syndicat – Paris, France

Native – Singapore

Three Sheets – London, UK

 

Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar presented by Beam Suntory

Baba Au Rum – Athens, Greece

Callooh Callay – London, UK

HIMKOK – Oslo, Norway

Schumann’s Bar – Munich, Germany

 

Best International Hotel Bar presented by Perrier

Artesian Bar at The Langham – London, UK

Fifty Mils at the Four Seasons – Mexico City, Mexico

Manhattan at Regent Singapore – Singapore

Punch Room at The London EDITION – London, UK

 

Best International Restaurant Bar presented by Peroni Nastro Azzurro

Danico – Paris, France

Hawksmoor Spitalfields – London, UK

Le Mary Céleste – Paris, France

Tippling Club – Singapore

 

Best New International Cocktail Bar presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Homeboy Bar – London, UK

Lyaness – London, UK

MAYBE SAMMY – Sydney, Australia

Punch Room at The Barcelona EDITION – Barcelona, Spain

GLOBAL CATEGORIES

Best Bar Mentor presented by BARSMARTS

Ago Perrone

Colin Asare-Appiah

Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero

Nectaly Mendoza

 

Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient presented by TABASCO® Brand

BERTOUX Brandy

Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal Boca del Cerro

Fords Gin Officers’ Reserve

Plantation Xaymaca Special Dry Rum

 

World’s Best Cocktail Menu presented by Wine & Spirit Education Trust

BlackTail – New York, NY

Dante – New York, NY

Mace – New York, NY

Trick Dog – San Francisco, CA

 

World’s Best Spirits Selection presented by Beam Suntory

Amor Y Amargo – New York, NY

Atlas Bar – Singapore

Raised By Wolves – San Diego, CA

The Office – Chicago, IL

WRITING & MEDIA CATEGORIES

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

  • Cocktail Wonk

  • Neat Pour

  • Scotchwhisky.com

  • SevenFifty Daily

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

  • Aaron Goldfarb, Esquire, PUNCH, VinePair

  • Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast, Wall Street Journal, PUNCH

  • Robert Simonson, The New York Times, Imbibe Magazine, PUNCH

  • Wayne Curtis, Imbibe Magazine, The Daily Beast, Garden & Gun

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

  • Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions by Alex Day, David Kaplan, and Nick Fauchald

  • Northern Hospitality with The Portland Hunt + Alpine Club: A Celebration of Cocktails, Cooking, and Coming Together by Andrew Volk and Briana Volk

  • The Aviary Cocktail Book by Allen Hemberger, Grant Achatz, and Nick Kokonas

  • The Dead Rabbit Mixology & Mayhem: The Story of John Morrissey and the World’s Best Cocktail Menu by Jack McGarry, Jillian Vose, and Sean Muldoon

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

  • A Drinkable Feast: A Cocktail Companion to 1920s Paris by Philip Greene

  • Drinking Like Ladies: 75 Modern Cocktails from the World’s Leading Female Bartenders by Kirsten Amann and Misty Kalkofen

  • From Barley to Blarney: A Whiskey Lover’s Guide to Ireland by Jack McGarry, Sean Muldoon, and Tim Herlihy

  • Hacking Whiskey: Smoking, Blending, Fat Washing, and Other Whiskey Experiments by Aaron Goldfarb

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

  • Bartender at Large

  • Bourbon Up with Fred Minnick

  • Cocktails For You

  • WhiskyCast

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