Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards announced Top 4 Finalists and one Aussie has made the list

Luke Whearty of Byrdi in Melbourne is the only Australian to make the list of finalists for the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards.

He has been nominated in the International Bartender of the Year Category, alongside Lorenzo Antinori from Bar Leone, Hong Kong, China, Kate Boushel, Atwater Cocktail Club, Milky Way Cocktail Bar, Bon Délire, Montreal, QC, Canada and Eric van Beek, Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City, Mexico.

Charlotte Voisey, Spirited Awards Overall Chair said: “We are honored to announce our Top Four Finalists for the 2024 Spirited Awards and recognize the incredibly talented individuals receiving the Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award, Timeless U.S. and International Awards, and the Tales Visionary Award. Their love-affair with hospitality and dedication to advancing the industry is awe-inspiring. We are excited to celebrate and honour them at the 18th annual Spirited Awards.”

The winners of The 18th Annual Spirited Awards will be announced at the ceremony on Thursday, July 25th at The Fillmore New Orleans. It is all part of the Tales of the Cocktail (TOTC) conference, which is celebrating its 22nd year in New Orleans from July 21-26, 2024.

For the full list of finalists CLICK HERE.