“People solicit and compete for awards and do what they can to get noticed and people get nasty about winners and complain a lot.” – Simon Ford, 86 Spirits Company & former Chair of Tales Awards
On Saturday night, New Orleans played host to the 5th Annual Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards, which recognises bars, brands and books from around the world. Check out all the winners…
Australian bars were overlooked at the 2009 Tales of the Cocktail awards held in New Orleans at the popular cocktail festival last week. Last year, Melbourne’s 1806 was honoured with the prize for the World’s Best Cocktail List but this year it was pipped by The Merchant Hotel of Belfast in Northern Ireland. This hotel also scored gongs for Best Hotel Bar and Best Drinks Selection.
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